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    TomasDeml

    Hi!

    I'm about to buy this book.

    I have a question for those who owns it.

    I've noticed that the book is quite short (ok, it has 384 pages Smiley) but I'd like to ask if you can recommend it to me and why.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Dr Herbie

    Hi,
        I don't have the book, but I just looked at the amazon reviews.  One reader did not like that it missed out the compiler, but the rest seemed to love it.

    Cheers
    Dr Herbie



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    TomasDeml

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    Hi,
        I don't have the book, but I just looked at the amazon reviews.  One reader did not like that it missed out the compiler, but the rest seemed to love it.


    Yeah I've already read these reviews but I'd like to hear some opinions from C9s...Wink

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    irascian

    I'm embarrassed to say I bought it, but haven't read it yet. Too many higher priorities Sad

    It IS slim, and rather pricey, but content looks very detailed and I think if the subject matter is what you're after you haven't got much choice.

    Not exactly bedtime reading though and after a long day at the office I'm finding it easier to read a bunch of blogs or sit down with one of Spolsky's books than get started with this. 

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    TomasDeml

    irascian wrote:
    I'm embarrassed to say I bought it, but haven't read it yet. Too many higher priorities Sad

    It IS slim, and rather pricey, but content looks very detailed and I think if the subject matter is what you're after you haven't got much choice.

    Not exactly bedtime reading though and after a long day at the office I'm finding it easier to read a bunch of blogs or sit down with one of Spolsky's books than get started with this. 


    Thanks for your opinion.

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    Jason Haley

    I have it and have actually read it from cover to cover.  I would recommend it for anyone who is trying to understand the Rotor code (especially the unmanaged C++ code in Rotor).  It is also a good book for just getting a better understanding of what .Net is under the covers (even though the implementation may differ a little).

    In order to get the most out of the book you will want a computer and the rotor source code available while you read the book.

    Why are you intersted in the book?  If you are looking for more detail on any of the following and really want to see some implementation code, I would say get it:
    - What makes up a Type
    - Type loading and what happens during JIT compilation
    - What happens when execution goes from managed to unmanaged code and vice versa
    - One implementation of a garbage collector (not the same as the CLR)

    If you are not looking for actual implementation code, but just a better understanding of .Net at a real deep level, I would suggest reading Simon Robinsons Apress Book "Expert .Net 1.1 Programming" first (then think about whether you want to look at some source code).

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    TomasDeml

    Jason Haley wrote:

    ...
    - What makes up a Type
    - Type loading and what happens during JIT compilation
    - What happens when execution goes from managed to unmanaged code and vice versa
    - One implementation of a garbage collector (not the same as the CLR)
    ...


    This is exactly what I'm looking for...Smiley

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    jcfiala

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    Hi,
        I don't have the book, but I just looked at the amazon reviews.  One reader did not like that it missed out the compiler, but the rest seemed to love it.


    It seems that on Amazon, no matter how good the book, one person doesn't like it.  It's when two people don't like it that I start looking more carefully.  (I don't actually buy too much from Amazon tech-book-wise, but it's a great way to keep track of books I'm interested in and to check out reviews.)

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