Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Books and Libraries

I'm very interested in writing rich libraries, and I always appreciate good structure and documentation.

Brad Abrams had a post about the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Vol 2. A book he co-authored. I read quite a bit of the the sample chapter that he linked to an it's an amazing. It's what MSDN could (and should) be. The code examples are simple, the say what other pieces of the Framework use the classes. You actually get to hear the reasons that things were designed or used a certain way.

Rumor has it that he'll have another book available by PDC time. I really enjoyed the set of related talks so I'm guessing that'll be a good read also.