Apress Announces the Release of Four New Titles by Award-winning Technical Author Matthew MacDonald

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MacDonald caters to both the C# and VB crowds with his newest instructional books.

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Bestselling-author Matthew MacDonald continues to offer the latest in Microsoft resources with his recent .NET releases from Apress Media. MacDonald, who has written close to 50 Apress titles in less than 3 years, has stayed current with the most recent technological updates and has revised two of his most popular books, thus accommodating both the C# and VB audiences. “Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C#,” “Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in VB,” “Pro WPF 4.5 in C#,” and “Pro WPF 4.5 in VB#” put forth the most comprehensive up-to-date tutorials for these development technologies.

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 for both languages follows in the footsteps of the highly successful .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5 editions, teaching novice users how to use ASP.NET by building knowledge of the technology in a pyramidal fashion, chapter by chapter. Comprehensively revised to discuss Visual C# and Visual Basic (VB) languages, these books present a step-by-step guide to Microsoft’s most sophisticated web technology ever created, ASP.NET. For his Beginning titles, no previous coding experience is needed. Skills such as how to use object orientation and how to lay out code clearly are discussed in depth. Querying databases within web pages, using ASP.NET AJAX to make more complex layouts and how to deploy finished websites to production servers are all explained. Readers will learn how to troubleshoot issues that they may encounter along the way and how to debug code that could affect web projects as they grow.

“Pro WPF 4.5 in C#” and “Pro WPF 4.5 in VB” give an in-depth look at Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the most popular and powerful way to create desktop applications for the Windows operating system. WPF is an extension of the .NET Framework and allows developers to take advantage of an extensive array of supporting frameworks to increase the simplicity and speed of their code samples. Microsoft developers find Pro WPF to be indispensable to their professional work and in these latest editions, Matthew MacDonald continues to provide a balanced mix of code samples and clear reasoning that has made the previous editions of his books so popular. The new versions will supply the required knowledge needed to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily in both C# and VB.

Next year, readers can look forward to more advanced pro versions of the ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB books, which will be co-authored by MacDonald, Mario Szpuszta, and bestselling-author Adam Freeman.

For more information on Matthew MacDonald’s recent titles, please visit https://www.apress.com/index.php/author/author/view/id/1836.

To inquire about review copies or interviewing Matthew MacDonald, please email stephaniecarino(at)apress(dot)com.

*Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C#
*ISBN: 978-1-4302-4251-2

  • 922 pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 29, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price : $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99

*Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in VB

  • 978-1-4302-4329-8
  • 916 pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: September 26, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price : $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99

*Pro WPF 4.5 in C#: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4.5
*ISBN: 978-1-4302-4365-6

  • 850 pages
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: November 21, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price : $59.99
  • eBook Price: $41.99

*Pro WPF 4.5 in VB: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4.5
*ISBN: 978-1-4302-4683-1
*850 pages

  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: November 28, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price : $54.99
  • eBook Price: $38.99

About the Author
Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and he's the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET, and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

About Apress Media
With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit http://www.apress.com.

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