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Quick Look at C# 6.0 (E-Book)

Jason Roberts' e-book on C# 6 gets to a rolling start. And it's free, so you can't argue about the price at all.

Jason Roberts. I think you know this guy. He's written a few articles for Visual Studio Magazine (here, here and here are just a few). But you probably knew him first from his blog, Don't Code Tired, if you ran across his name outside the context of VSM. On his blog, he's posted a link to his free e-book, C# 6.0: What's New Quick Start. It's actually the first portion of a larger, ongoing publication that he'll be posting as he finishes each section, but this part covers "the new features added in C# 6.0 and provide a quick start to those new to version 6 or as a handy reference to those already using C# 6.0."

And don't forget the resources here on Visual Studio Magazine as well:

Speaking of books+free, Microsoft Press has weekly free offerings on its site. Those offerings are available only for a week, like this one: Enterprise Mobility with App Management, Office 365, and Threat Mitigation: Beyond BYOD, which is available only until this Sunday. A new free e-book will be available on Monday, so be sure to check back o that site. Happy learning!

Here are ten more links I've run across that might be useful to you, in no particular order and definitely not conforming to any particular theme:

Cassandra on Windows in Angular MVC api based application (Code Project) -- Nice work of pairing up Cassandra with Angular 2

Benchmarking .NET code (Scott Hanselman) -- Automate the boring task of benchmarking

I feel like I can read code better than I can write it. (Reddit) -- Just a coupla C++ coders sitting around, talking about code

Pull Request integration in IntelliJ and Android Studio (MSDN) -- New feature of the Visual Studio Team Services plugin

Start Using ES6/ES2015 in Your Project With Babel and Gulp (Barbarian Meets Coding) -- Making ES6 more browser friendly with the help of a few tools

Developing ASP.NET Apps in Docker Containers (Steve Lasker's Web Log ) -- Video on workflow for container provisioning

Leveraging Native UI in Apache Cordova Apps Using Project Ace (MSDN Premier Developer Blog) -- Xamarin is not the only game in town for cross-platform dev

Azure Data Lake and U-SQL (Channel 9) -- State of the Azure Data Lake union with Saveen Reddy and Michael Rys, Principal Program Managers in the Big Data group

New Toolchain For .NET – Dotnet CLI (Bleeding .NET Edge) -- Nicely packaged wrap-up on the new toolchain in the most recent ASP.NET release candidate

Getting Started with Xamarin & MVVM Light (The Xamarin Journal) -- Part the third, on "overview, Resources, lessons learned on the shared View Model code."

Know of an interesting link, or does your company have a new or updated product or service targeted at Visual Studio developers? Tell me about it at [email protected].

About the Author

You Tell 'Em, Readers: If you've read this far, know that Michael Domingo, Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief, is here to serve you, dear readers, and wants to get you the information you so richly deserve. What news, content, topics, issues do you want to see covered in Visual Studio Magazine? He's listening at [email protected].

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