I’m pleased to announce the release of what may be one of the most unusual books I’ve ever written, Programming .NET 3.5
Briefly, it was our theory; generated long before I started work at Microsoft, that while there was good reason to write what I call “silo” books on each of the .NET technologies (e.g., WPF, WCF, etc.) there was a coherence to the entire Microsoft framework that was potentially missed by that approach.
Our other theory was that .NET 3.5 (broadly defined) was the first version of .NET to fully facilitate the development of n-tier applications and MVC (imagine our shock when Microsoft developed the MVC library for ASP.NET!)
All in all it was a blast to write, even though we did have to write it twice (originally we wrote Programming .NET 3, then we totally rewrote it for .NET 3.5, so this is really the 2nd edition!).
I’m not sure more than half a dozen people will buy the book, but it may catch a wave, who knows? In any case, we had fun and learned a great deal while writing it.