Meet Silverlight Authors and Anders Hejlsberg at PDC

There's going to be some great stuff going on in the bookstore @ PDC -- including some book launchings, book signings and more.

In addition to me being there on Monday signing 'Introducing Silverlight 2', we'll all have the privelige of being able to meet Anders Hejlsberg who will be signing copies of the C# programming language -- though you'd better get there early -- he'll only be around for 1/2 an hour, and we're expecting a lot of people to show up.

There's also going to be some book launches:

Silverlight 2 Unleashed

Laurent Bugnion will be launching Silverlight 2 Unleashed at 11:15 on Monday October 27th. Pop over to the store after the Monday keynote to see this book. I haven't seen it yet, but if it is half as good as it's predecessor, you're in for a treat! My 'Introducing Silverlight 1.0' and 'Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed' complemented each other really well -- and I'm sure that will be the case this time too!

41glHVewfLL._SL110_[1]Shortly afterwards, Sara Ford will be launching her new book Microsoft Visual Studio Tips . This looks to be a real treat for developers -- there's so much about Visual Studio that I find myself learning every day. In this book Sara will step us through hundreds of proven tweaks to the IDE and help maximize our productivity. Should be a fun read...

5138dM4PHnL__SL500_AA240_ On Tuesday Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina will be on hand with copies of the 2nd Edition of their Framework Design Guidelines. Without giving too much away, Brad has been involved in the creation of a cool new framework that we'll be hearing more about at PDC. So this book is fresh from the horse's mouth of experience. It should be a corker! :)

Here's the schedule:Bling1[1]

Sunday Oct 26th

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Mary Popendieck      Lean Software Development & Implementing Lean Software Development

Monday Oct 27th

11:15am - 11:45am

Laurent Bugnion       Silverlight 2 Unleashed (New Book Launch)

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Sara Ford                  Microsoft Visual Studio Tips (New Book Launch)

1:45pm - 2:15pm

Laurence Moroney   Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 2.0, 2nd Ed.

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Anders Hejlsberg     The C# Programming Language (3E)

Tuesday Oct 28th

10:30am - 11:00am

Brad Abrams & Krzysztof Cwalina       Framework Design Guidelines, 2E (New Book Launch)

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Bill Wagner    More Effective C# (New Book Launch)

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Mario Hewardt & Daniel Pravat     Advanced Windows Debugging

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Mario Russo & Paolo Pialorsi     Programming Microsoft LINQ

Wed Oct 29th

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Joey Duffy   Concurrent Programming on Windows (New Book Launch)

Thurs Oct 30th

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Joseph Mayo    C# 3.0 Unleashed: With the .NET Framework 3.5


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