Framework Design Guidelines, 2nd Edition

by Miguel de Icaza

A couple of years ago I wrote an enthusiastic review of Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina's Framework Design Guidelines, a book that I absolutely love.

The book is a great compendium of best-practices for building software, traps and pitfalls to avoid.

But most importantly, it is the best source to learn the idioms and patterns used in the .NET Frameworks. Learning these idioms will have you writing code like the native C# speakers in no time.

I was incredibly honored when Brad asked me earlier this year to write the foreword for the second edition of the Framework Design Guidelines.

The second edition tracks the evolution of .NET and they apply as well to Mono. For instance, it now contains LINQ design patterns, extension methods patterns and DependencyProperties (used in WPF and Silverlight).

Posted on 13 Nov 2008