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Framework Design Guidelines

Sunday, October 9, 2005 Comments

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I will be travelling again this week with back to back conferences at VSLive! Orlando and HDC 2005 in Iowa. I am looking forward to reading this long-awaited new book on the airplane trips: Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries (Microsoft Net Development Series) by Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams.

In my work with .NET, I have spent almost all of my time writing libraries that are used by other developers for various projects. I have spent considerable time making sure my code is consistent, adheres to set guidelines, unit-tested, thorough, and as much as possible, easily maintainable. I believe this book will by very important to library developers like myself, as well as those who want a peek into how the CLR team and others who have worked on the .NET Framework came to agreement on what you see today. There is also a chapter on FxCop at the end, which I have been pointing more and more people to lately with its integration in VS 2005 and its security rules and other code checks.

If you are interested in a "try before you buy" method, Kryzysztof and Brad have both been writing about the book and giving sneak previews for some time now on their respective blogs.

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