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Have you ever been to a place called dependency hell? Every added dependency to your software product is a potential increase in risk. Pro NuGet, an open-source tool for the .NET Framework, will give you the skills you'll need to manage your software development process with confidence.
Starting with code and ending with code and tailored for the VB language, Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in VB 2008 is a veritable treasury of LINQ examples that will save you hours, even days, of research time.
Most books show the simplest examples of how to use a method, but they so rarely show how to use the more complex prototypes. This book is different. Demonstrating the overwhelming majority of LINQ operators and prototypes, it is a veritable treasury of LINQ examples.
Pro Expression Blend 4 will take you well beyond the basics and provide you with a detailed examination of key Blend topics, giving you an excellent understanding of the Blend product and what it can do for you.
Pro Entity Framework 4.0 is a professional-level guide to Microsoft's Entity Framework, the future of data access in .NET programming. Readers learn to implement easy-to-program and highly-performing database access solutions.
As a developer, you are likely painfully aware that not all features of an application can be anticipated when the software ships. In order to cope with these eventualities and save yourself time (and perhaps money), it makes sense to write your applications in such a way that end users can be made as independent of the developers as possible.
Pro DLR in .NET 4 brings comprehensive coverage of Microsoft's Dynamic Language Runtime, that for the first time places dynamic languages such as Python and Ruby on an equal footing with compiled languages such as C# and VB.NET.