Must-own book

by Miguel de Icaza

The new book from Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina: Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries is a must-have book for anyone writing .NET and Mono code.

I got my copy at the PDC this week and it is a wonderful book. The book includes many of the design guidelines that Brad's blog is famous for. The book is not just a collection of rules, but it also includes the rationale for some of the design decisions and what really makes the book interesting are the commentaries from other developers and architects involved in .NET.

This book is packed with gems. I hope we can start using these more in our own code

Oh, and I also got my copy autographed by Brad himself.

There are slides from his session posted here. Another set of must-read slides for any developer.

More PDC

Am working on a larger post with all-things PDC and the Mono meeting, but it is taking me some time to digest everything I learned this week.

Posted on 18 Sep 2005