Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET

Author: Richard Blewett,Andrew Clymer,Rock Solid Knowledge Ltd

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430259213

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 6044

Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy? how do I make the most of the available hardware? how can I improve performance? In the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications. With Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET you will: Meet the underlying model for asynchrony on Windows—threads. Learn how to perform long blocking operations away from your UI thread to keep your UI responsive, then weave the results back in as seamlessly as possible. Master the async/await model of asynchrony in .NET, which makes asynchronous programming simpler and more achievable than ever before. Solve common problems in parallel programming with modern async techniques. Get under the hood of your asynchronous code with debugging techniques and insights from Visual Studio and beyond. In the past asynchronous programming was seen as an advanced skill. It’s now a must for all modern developers. Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is your practical guide to using this important programming skill anywhere on the .NET platform.

Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET

Author: Richard Blewett,Andrew Clymer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430259205

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 6140

Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy? how do I make the most of the available hardware? how can I improve performance? In the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications. With Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET you will: Meet the underlying model for asynchrony on Windows—threads. Learn how to perform long blocking operations away from your UI thread to keep your UI responsive, then weave the results back in as seamlessly as possible. Master the async/await model of asynchrony in .NET, which makes asynchronous programming simpler and more achievable than ever before. Solve common problems in parallel programming with modern async techniques. Get under the hood of your asynchronous code with debugging techniques and insights from Visual Studio and beyond. In the past asynchronous programming was seen as an advanced skill. It’s now a must for all modern developers. Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is your practical guide to using this important programming skill anywhere on the .NET platform. What you’ll learnHow threads make asynchrony possible in .NET The costs and benefits of different synchronization primitives How to make the most of the async and await keywords for easier management of asynchronous operations How to use an asynchronous model to scale processing across multiple cores The different demands of IO and CPU bound processing Debugging multithreaded code effectively Who this book is for Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is for the .NET developer who wants to get more out of the platform. It’s for the UI developer who finds their applications feel unresponsive. It’s for the server-side developer who is struggling to scale their systems. It’s for the developer who is being given more data to process and less time to do it in. Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is for people who want to solve problems but also understand how and why the solutions work. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Asynchronous Programming Chapter 2: The Evolution of the .NET Asynchronous API Chapter 3: Tasks Chapter 4: Basic Thread Safety Chapter 5: Concurrent Data Structures and Primitives Chapter 6: Fast and Fluid: Building a Responsive UI Chapter 7: Async the .NET 4.5 Way – async and await Chapter 8: Everything is a Task Chapter 9: Server-side Async Chapter 10: Parallel Programming Chapter 11: Data Flow Constructs Chapter 12: Task scheduling Chapter 13: Debugging Async with Visual Studio Chapter 14: Debugging Async Beyond Visual Studio

Async in C# 5.0

Unleash the Power of Async

Author: Alex Davies

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449337120

Category: Computers

Page: 108

View: 2346

If you’re writing one of several applications that call for asynchronous programming, this concise hands-on guide shows you how the async feature in C# 5.0 can make the process much simpler. Along with a clear introduction to asynchronous programming, you get an in-depth look at how the async feature works and why you might want to use it in your application. Written for experienced C# programmers—yet approachable for beginners—this book is packed with code examples that you can extend for your own projects. Write your own asynchronous code, and learn how async saves you from this messy chore Discover new performance possibilities in ASP.NET web server code Explore how async and WinRT work together in Windows 8 applications Learn the importance of the await keyword in async methods Understand which .NET thread is running your code—and at what points in the program Use the Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) to write asynchronous APIs in .NET Take advantage of parallel computing in modern machines Measure async code performance by comparing it with alternatives

Pro .NET 4 Parallel Programming in C#

Author: Adam Freeman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430229683

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 9002

Parallel programming has been revolutionised in .NET 4, providing, for the first time, a standardised and simplified method for creating robust, scalable and reliable multi-threaded applications. The Parallel programming features of .NET 4 allow the programmer to create applications that harness the power of multi-core and multi-processor machines. Simpler to use and more powerful than “classic” .NET threads, parallel programming allows the developer to remain focused on the work an application needs to perform. In Pro .NET 4 Parallel Programming in C#, Adam Freeman presents expert advice that guides you through the process of creating concurrent C# applications from the ground up. You’ll be introduced to .NET’s parallel programming features, both old and new, discover the key functionality that has been introduced in .NET 4, and learn how you can take advantage of the power of multi-core and multi-processor machines with ease. Pro .NET 4 Parallel Programming in C# is a reliable companion that will remain with you as you explore the parallel programming universe, elegantly and comprehensively explaining all aspects of parallel programming, guiding you around potential pitfalls and providing clear-cut solutions to the common problems that you will encounter.

Pro .NET Performance

Optimize Your C# Applications

Author: Sasha Goldshtein,Dima Zurbalev,Ido Flatow

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430244585

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 7448

Maximizing the performance of your algorithms and applications is extremely important and can give you a competitive advantage, a lower cost of ownership, and happier users. Pro .NET Performance explains the internals of Windows, the CLR, and the physical hardware that affect the performance of your applications, and gives you the knowledge and tools to measure how your code performs in isolation from external factors. The book is full of C# code samples and tips to help you squeeze every bit of juice from your application—lower memory utilization, consistent CPU usage, and fewer I/O operations across the network and disk. Pro .NET Performance will change the way you think about .NET application development. Guides you through performance measurement with a variety of profilers and other tools Explains how OS and CLR internals affect your application’s performance in unexpected ways Provides you with tips and real-life case studies for improving application performance What you’ll learn Measure your code’s performance with profilers and other tools. Understand where the bottlenecks are and focus on the right area for performance improvement. Manage memory efficiently by interacting properly with the garbage collector. Avoid common pitfalls by choosing the right abstractions. Understand the performance implications of the underlying operating system and runtime. Improve the performance of your applications by parallelization, caching, micro-optimization, and other techniques. Who this book is for Pro .NET Performance is for working .NET developers who care about the performance of their applications. It requires basic familiarity with Windows and the CLR, but guides the reader along the way and does not require prior experience with any performance-measurement tools. Pro .NET Performance also offers practical tips, case studies, and low-level knowledge for experienced developers and architects. Table of ContentsChapter 1: Performance Metrics Chapter 2: Performance Measurement Tools Chapter 3: Type Internals Chapter 4: Garbage Collection and Finalization Chapter 5: Collections and Generics Chapter 6: Concurrency and Parallelism Chapter 7: Networking, I/O, and Serialization Chapter 8: Unsafe Code and Interoperability Chapter 9: Algorithm Optimization Chapter 10: Performance Patterns Chapter 11: Web Application Performance

Professional Parallel Programming with C#

Master Parallel Extensions with .NET 4

Author: Gast?n C. Hillar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118029771

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 7898

Expert guidance for those programming today’s dual-core processors PCs As PC processors explode from one or two to now eight processors, there is an urgent need for programmers to master concurrent programming. This book dives deep into the latest technologies available to programmers for creating professional parallel applications using C#, .NET 4, and Visual Studio 2010. The book covers task-based programming, coordination data structures, PLINQ, thread pools, asynchronous programming model, and more. It also teaches other parallel programming techniques, such as SIMD and vectorization. Teaches programmers professional-level, task-based, parallel programming with C#, .NET 4, and Visual Studio 2010 Covers concurrent collections, coordinated data structures, PLINQ, thread pools, asynchronous programming model, Visual Studio 2010 debugging, and parallel testing and tuning Explores vectorization, SIMD instructions, and additional parallel libraries Master the tools and technology you need to develop thread-safe concurrent applications for multi-core systems, with Professional Parallel Programming with C#.

Pro ASP.NET Web API

HTTP Web Services in ASP.NET

Author: Tugberk Ugurlu,Alexander Zeitler

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430247258

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 6518

Pro ASP.NET Web API shows you how to build flexible, extensible web services that run seamlessly on a range of operating systems and devices, from desktops to tablets to smart phones—even the ones we don’t know today. ASP.NET Web API is a new framework designed to simplify web service architecture. So if you're tired of interoperability issues between inflexible web services and clients tied to specific platforms or programming languages, or if you've ever struggled with WCF, this book is for you. In Part I, you'll get up to speed on Web API's modern HTTP programming model, REST and your hosting options. Part II takes you through building a real application so you can see straight away how to put this new technology into practice. The second half of the book features dedicated chapters on topics like routing, controllers, validation and tracing, and the authors close with discussions on performance, security and an all-important look at unit testing to help you prepare your application for the real world. ASP.NET Web API makes HTTP a first-class citizen of .NET. With Pro ASP.NET Web API, you can build HTTP-based web services for your company or business, expose your data to the world across different formats and devices and gain the best possible global reach for your application. What you’ll learn The basics of HTTP web services How to build HTTP-based web services on the .NET platform In-depth knowledge of ASP.NET Web API and its processing architecture How to Unit Test an ASP.NET Web API application Asynchronous programming with ASP.NET Web API Consuming HTTP-based web services across several different clients Who this book is for Whether you’ve previously worked with WCF or are an ASP.NET developer diving into web services for the first time, Pro ASP.NET Web API will show you a clean, modern approach to building HTTP web services.

Concurrency in C# Cookbook

Author: Stephen Cleary

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491906693

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 8309

If you're one of the many developers uncertain about concurrent and multithreaded development, this practical cookbook will change your mind. With more than 75 code-rich recipes, author Stephen Cleary demonstrates parallel processing and asynchronous programming techniques, using libraries and language features in .NET 4.5 and C# 5.0. Concurrency is becoming more common in responsive and scalable application development, but it’s been extremely difficult to code. The detailed solutions in this cookbook show you how modern tools raise the level of abstraction, making concurrency much easier than before. Complete with ready-to-use code and discussions about how and why the solution works, you get recipes for using: async and await for asynchronous operations Parallel programming with the Task Parallel Library The TPL Dataflow library for creating dataflow pipelines Capabilities that Reactive Extensions build on top of LINQ Unit testing with concurrent code Interop scenarios for combining concurrent approaches Immutable, threadsafe, and producer/consumer collections Cancellation support in your concurrent code Asynchronous-friendly Object-Oriented Programming Thread synchronization for accessing data

Pro ASP.NET Web API Security

Securing ASP.NET Web API

Author: Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430257830

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 3620

ASP.NET Web API is a key part of ASP.NET MVC 4 and the platform of choice for building RESTful services that can be accessed by a wide range of devices. Everything from JavaScript libraries to RIA plugins, RFID readers to smart phones can consume your services using platform-agnostic HTTP. With such wide accessibility, securing your code effectively needs to be a top priority. You will quickly find that the WCF security protocols you’re familiar with from .NET are less suitable than they once were in this new environment, proving themselves cumbersome and limited in terms of the standards they can work with. Fortunately, ASP.NET Web API provides a simple, robust security solution of its own that fits neatly within the ASP.NET MVC programming model and secures your code without the need for SOAP, meaning that there is no limit to the range of devices that it can work with – if it can understand HTTP, then it can be secured by Web API. These SOAP-less security techniques are the focus of this book.

Pro C# 7

With .NET and .NET Core

Author: Andrew Troelsen,Philip Japikse

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484230183

Category: Computers

Page: 1372

View: 8303

This essential classic title provides a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the frameworks it lives in. Now in its 8th edition, you’ll find all the very latest C# 7.1 and .NET 4.7 features here, along with four brand new chapters on Microsoft’s lightweight, cross-platform framework, .NET Core, up to and including .NET Core 2.0. Coverage of ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework (EF) Core, and more, sits alongside the latest updates to .NET, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and ASP.NET MVC. Dive in and discover why Pro C# has been a favorite of C# developers worldwide for over 15 years. Gain a solid foundation in object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies). With the help of this book you’ll have the confidence to put C# into practice and explore the .NET universe on your own terms. What You Will Learn Discover the latest C# 7.1 features, from tuples to pattern matching Hit the ground running with Microsoft’s lightweight, open source .NET Core platform, including ASP.NET Core MVC, ASP.NET Core web services, and Entity Framework Core Find complete coverage of XAML, .NET 4.7, and Visual Studio 2017 Understand the philosophy behind .NET and the new, cross-platform alternative, .NET Core

C# Multithreaded and Parallel Programming

Author: Rodney Ringler

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849688338

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 1836

If you are a C# developer and want to learn how to take advantage of the features of .NET for concurrent and multithreaded applications, then this book is for you. If you are already comfortable with C# but want to learn more about parallel design patterns, threads, tasks, and async, then look no further!

Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework

Author: Andrew Troelsen

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242345

Category: Computers

Page: 1560

View: 3497

This new edition of Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. You'll find new chapters covering all the important new features that make .NET 4.5 the most comprehensive release yet, including: .NET APIs for Windows 8 style UI apps New asynchronous task-based model for async operations How HTML5 support is being wrapped into C# web applications New programming interfaces for HTTP applications, including improved IPv6 support Expanded WPF, WCF and WF libraries giving C# more power than ever before This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular (you'll find everything from generics to pLINQ covered here). The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). Once you digest the information presented in these 25 chapters, you’ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you’ll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms.

Pro Bash Programming, Second Edition

Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell

Author: Chris Johnson,Jayant Varma

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484201213

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 5307

Pro Bash Programming teaches you how to effectively utilize the Bash shell in your programming. The Bash shell is a complete programming language, not merely a glue to combine external Linux commands. By taking full advantage of Shell internals, Shell programs can perform as snappily as utilities written in C or other compiled languages. And you will see how, without assuming Unix lore, you can write professional Bash 4.3 programs through standard programming techniques. This second edition has updated for Bash 4.3, and many scripts have been rewritten to make them more idiomatically Bash, taking better advantage of features specific to Bash. It is easy to read, understand, and will teach you how to get to grips with Bash programming without drowning you in pages and pages of syntax. Using this book you will be able to use the shell efficiently, make scripts run faster using expansion and external commands, and understand how to overcome many common mistakes that cause scripts to fail. This book is perfect for all beginning Linux and Unix system administrators who want to be in full control of their systems, and really get to grips with Bash programming.

Concurrent Programming on Windows

Author: Joe Duffy

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321604415

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

View: 9491

“When you begin using multi-threading throughout an application, the importance of clean architecture and design is critical. . . . This places an emphasis on understanding not only the platform’s capabilities but also emerging best practices. Joe does a great job interspersing best practices alongside theory throughout his book.” – From the Foreword by Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation Author Joe Duffy has risen to the challenge of explaining how to write software that takes full advantage of concurrency and hardware parallelism. In Concurrent Programming on Windows, he explains how to design, implement, and maintain large-scale concurrent programs, primarily using C# and C++ for Windows. Duffy aims to give application, system, and library developers the tools and techniques needed to write efficient, safe code for multicore processors. This is important not only for the kinds of problems where concurrency is inherent and easily exploitable—such as server applications, compute-intensive image manipulation, financial analysis, simulations, and AI algorithms—but also for problems that can be speeded up using parallelism but require more effort—such as math libraries, sort routines, report generation, XML manipulation, and stream processing algorithms. Concurrent Programming on Windows has four major sections: The first introduces concurrency at a high level, followed by a section that focuses on the fundamental platform features, inner workings, and API details. Next, there is a section that describes common patterns, best practices, algorithms, and data structures that emerge while writing concurrent software. The final section covers many of the common system-wide architectural and process concerns of concurrent programming. This is the only book you’ll need in order to learn the best practices and common patterns for programming with concurrency on Windows and .NET.

Parallel Programming with Microsoft® .NET

Design Patterns for Decomposition and Coordination on Multicore Architectures

Author: Colin Campbell,Ralph Johnson,Ade Miller,Stephen Toub

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735652333

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 920

The CPU meter shows the problem. One core is running at 100 percent, but all the other cores are idle. Your application is CPU-bound, but you are using only a fraction of the computing power of your multicore system. What next? The answer, in a nutshell, is parallel programming. Where you once would have written the kind of sequential code that is familiar to all programmers, you now find that this no longer meets your performance goals. To use your system’s CPU resources efficiently, you need to split your application into pieces that can run at the same time. This is easier said than done. Parallel programming has a reputation for being the domain of experts and a minefield of subtle, hard-to-reproduce software defects. Everyone seems to have a favorite story about a parallel program that did not behave as expected because of a mysterious bug. These stories should inspire a healthy respect for the difficulty of the problems you face in writing your own parallel programs. Fortunately, help has arrived. Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010 introduces a new programming model for parallelism that significantly simplifies the job. Behind the scenes are supporting libraries with sophisticated algorithms that dynamically distribute computations on multicore architectures. Proven design patterns are another source of help. A Guide to Parallel Programming introduces you to the most important and frequently used patterns of parallel programming and gives executable code samples for them, using the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and Parallel LINQ (PLINQ).

Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Ed.

A Modern Introduction to Programming

Author: Marijn Haverbeke

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276613

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 6832

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications. Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Author Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you’ll learn: –The essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and data –How to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniques –How to script the browser and make basic web applications –How to use the DOM effectively to interact with browsers –How to harness Node.js to build servers and utilities This edition is thoroughly revised and modernized to reflect the current state of Java­Script and web browsers, with brand-new material, such as a chapter on code performance in Java­Script, and expanded coverage of recursion and closures. All source code is available online in an inter­active sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly. Isn’t it time you became fluent in the language of the Web? Includes an exclusive chapter, only available in the No Starch Press edition!

Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB

Author: Dan Mabbutt,Adam Freeman,Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430243546

Category: Computers

Page: 1224

View: 9713

ASP.NET 4.5 remains Microsoft's preferred technology for creating dynamic websites, providing developers with unrivaled power and flexibility. Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB is the most complete reference to ASP.NET that you will find. This comprehensively revised fifth edition will teach you everything you need to know in order to create well-designed ASP.NET websites. Beginning with core concepts the book progresses steadily through key professional skills. You'll be shown how to query databases in detail, consider the myriad applications of XML, and step through all the considerations you need to be aware of when securing your site from intruders. Finally, you'll consider advanced topics such as using client-side validation, jQuery and Ajax.By the time you have read this book you will have learned all the skills you need to use ASP.NET 4.5 with confidence.

LINQ Programming

Author: Joe Mayo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071597840

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 7726

Take your LINQ programming skills to the top tier Resolve data format impedance mismatch with guidance from a C# expert and Microsoft MVP. LINQ Programming details cutting-edge techniques to effectively assimilate XML, SQL, ADO.NET, and unstructured data sources. Build powerful LINQ queries, handle hierarchical and relational data, use lambdas and expression trees, and develop multi-threaded applications. Get proven strategies for handling conflicts and exceptions and creating custom extension methods. Additionally, you'll learn how to create your own LINQ provider through a working example, LINQ to Twitter. Filter, order, and group code using LINQ to Objects Query relational and unstructured data with LINQ to SQL and LINQ to XML Work with ADO.NET through LINQ to DataSet Deploy object-oriented programming techniques and LINQ to Entities Read, manipulate, and create C#-based XML documents Generate DBML and external mapping files with SqlMetal Create custom lambdas, expressions, providers, and extensions Support concurrent processing and multi-threading using PLINQ Build a custom LINQ provider for working with any data source

Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C#

Author: Adam Freeman,Matthew MacDonald,Mario Szpuszta

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242558

Category: Computers

Page: 1228

View: 7703

ASP.NET 4.5 remains Microsoft's preferred technology for creating dynamic websites, providing developers with unrivaled power and flexibility. Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C# is the most complete reference to ASP.NET that you will find. This comprehensively revised fifth edition will teach you everything you need to know in order to create well-designed ASP.NET websites. Beginning with core concepts the book progresses steadily through key professional skills. You'll be shown how to query databases in detail, consider the myriad applications of XML, and step through all the considerations you need to be aware of when securing your site from intruders. Finally, you'll consider advanced topics such as using client-side validation, jQuery and Ajax. By the time you have read this book you will have learned all the skills you need to use ASP.NET 4.5 with confidence.

C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Framework

Author: ANDREW TROELSEN,Philip Japikse

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484213327

Category: Computers

Page: 1625

View: 4141

This new 7th edition of Pro C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. You'll find new chapters covering all the important new features that make .NET 4.6 the most comprehensive release yet, including: A Refined ADO.NET Entity Framework Programming Model Numerous IDE and MVVM Enhancements for WPF Desktop Development Numerous updates to the ASP.NET Web APIs This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular. Readers will gain a solid foundation of object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies). The mission of this book is to provide you with a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform plus overviews of technologies built on top of C# and .NET (ADO.NET and Entity Framework, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET (WebForms, MVC, WebAPI).). Once you digest the information presented in these chapters, you’ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you’ll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms. What You Will Learn: Be the first to understand the .NET 4.6 platform and C# 6. Discover the ins and outs of the leading .NET technology. Learn from an award-winning author who has been teaching the .NET world since version 1.0. Find complete coverage of XAML, .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio 2015 together with discussion of the new Windows Runtime.