April 21, 2003
Author Juval Lowy Teaches the Intricacies of .NET Component Programming: O'Reilly Releases "Programming .NET Components"
Sebastopol, CA--"With the advent of the .NET Framework, Windows
developers finally have a first-class technology at their disposal that
aims at simplifying the task of developing and deploying
component-based applications," says Juval Lowy, author of Programming
.NET Components (O'Reilly, US $39.95). ".NET is the result of much
soul-searching by Microsoft and, in my opinion, improves on the
deficiencies of previous technologies--especially COM."
As Lowy explains in his new book, the introduction of the Microsoft
.NET Framework not only brings developers a powerful, cohesive toolset
for the development of new Windows and web applications--it also
replaces COM as the technology of choice for building components on
Windows platforms. Components are the fundamental building blocks of
.NET applications; they can both simplify and add flexibility to
complex applications. Applied properly, component-oriented programming
enable reuse, allow for long-term maintenance, application
extensibility and scalability. While component technology is nothing
new, the .NET Framework offers developers a new way to develop
components rapidly, without the hurdles that many COM developers have
had to deal with prior to .NET.
"Programming .NET Components" offers a complete introduction to the new
Microsoft .NET component model, focusing on the aspects of .NET that
make it ideal for building reusable, maintainable, and robust
components. Author Juval Lowy, a noted authority on component-oriented
programming, teaches the intricacies of .NET component programming and
the related system issues to application developers, along with
relevant design guidelines, tips, best practices, and known pitfalls.
The book is full of helpful original utilities aimed at simplifying the
programming model and increasing the developer productivity.
"Readers will not only learn .NET component programming and the system
programming, but also relevant design issues, best practices and known
pitfalls. After reading this book, readers will be able to start
developing .NET components immediately, taking full advantage of .NET
developing infrastructure and application frameworks," says Lowy.
"Armed with the knowledge in this book, they'll be able to do anything,
very rapidly, and pick up new specific .NET skills quickly."
"Programming .NET Components" begins with an appreciation for the "why"
and fundamentals of component-oriented programming, and then continues
with an introduction to .NET essentials. Following practical, expert
advice on effective .NET development techniques, the book then devotes
a chapter to each of the following features critical to component
- Resource management
- Asynchronous calls
- Component services
The book covers everything necessary for programming components for
real-life .NET applications, using Windows Forms, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, or
web services. Anyone interested in developing .NET applications,
especially enterprise level, will find "Programming .NET Components" an
Programming .NET Components
ISBN 0-596-00347-1, 459 pages, $39.95 (US), $61.95 (CAN), 28.50 (UK)
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