Microsoft Visual C .NET Step by Step, Version 2003

Microsoft .net

Julian Templeman
Andy Olsen

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Templeman, Julian.
Microsoft Visual C++ .NET Step by Step: Version 2003 / Julian Templeman,
Andy Olsen.
p. cm.
Includes index.
ISBN 0-7356-1907-7
1. C++ (Computer program language) 2. Microsoft Visual C++.
3. Microsoft .NET. I. Olsen, Andy. II. Title.

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Julian Templeman

Julian Templeman first touched fingers to keypunch in 1972, punching Fortran code onto cards at college in London. Soon after, he moved on to Macro-11 programming on PDP-11s. This qualifies him as a “real programmer,” and until recently, he had a PDP-11 in his garage to remind him of better times. Since then, he’s programmed systems of all types and sizes, from single-chip computers for instrumentation to Cray and CDC supercomputers. In the course of these endeavors, he has (he is confident to assert) forgotten more programming languages than most of the readers of this book will ever learn: Snobol, Spitbol, Babbage, Forth, Trac, flavors of Lisp, flavors of Basic (the A$ sort), several dialects of JCL (//DD SYSIN * and all that jazz), Teco, Macro11, Z80 assembler, various other assemblers, WatFor, WatFiv, Icon—the list is, if not endless, then at least reasonably long. Of course, being a “real programmer,” he has never programmed in Cobol, RPG, or any other of those languages beloved by suits and bean-counters, or done anything serious involving SQL.

Julian now runs a consulting and training company in London, specializing in COM, Java, and now Microsoft .NET. He also writes computer books.

Andy Olsen

Andy Olsen is a freelance consultant engaged in training, consulting, and development services in C++, C#, and related .NET Framework technologies. Andy has been developing Microsoft applications for more than 15 years and has been using C++ since the late 1980s. He is a keen football and rugby supporter and also enjoys running and skiing, but not all at the same time. Andy now lives by the sea in Swansea, South Wales.

Tyrone Howe (Chapter 1)

Tyrone Howe received a degree in computational science from the University of Hull. He has worked as a software engineer for GEC Avionics and as a project manager for Dover Harbour Board. In 1994, he started his own company, Computerco, which specializes in software development, training, and consulting. In his spare time, Tyrone writes music and flies microlight aircraft.

Mike Hudson (Chapters 2 and 3)

Mike Hudson has been programming computers professionally for more than 15 years. Having made the transition from Z80 assembler and the AI languages—from LISP and Prolog to C++ via C—he has spent the past 10 years developing systems in C++. Mike lives in a small village in Cornwall, England.


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