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New! Mash-Ups Resource Center

What do you call it when you take the mapping functions of Google Maps and the real estate listings from craigslist and combine them into one site? It's a mash-up! The site does just that so you can search for an apartment or home by location—right down to the neighborhood or block where you'd like to live! 

One of the hottest trends in Web 2.0 is developing mash-ups, which form new applications by combining complementary functionality from multiple Web sites or Web applications.

Check out our new Mash-Ups Resource Center to learn more about some of the cool and exciting mash-up developments. The resource center includes links to popular mash-ups, tutorials, articles and APIs from several popular Web sites that you can use to create your own mash-ups.

New! Ruby Resource Center

One of the most exciting developments in programming over the last few years is the emergence of Ruby—a free, highly portable, open-source scripting language that was created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1995. It is already extremely popular in Japan and is coming on strong in the U.S. Web development community.

Ruby is an interpreted, object-oriented language with functionality that is similar to Java, Perl and Python. In addition, the Ruby-based Web-application framework—Ruby on Rails—enables developers to build powerful Web applications.

Ruby and Ruby on Rails are known for their simplicity. Some developers have experienced many-fold increases in productivity over .NET and Java/J2EE when building similar Web applications.

Our New Ruby Resource Center includes links to Ruby and Ruby on Rails resources, downloads, tutorials, documentation, books, e-books, journals, articles, blogs and more.

Other Resource Centers

Check out other Deitel Internet Business Initiative resource centers that we've posted recently. Let us know what other resource centers you'd like to see.

New! More Tutorials from the Deitel Free Content Library!

Introduction to C# Generics: This tutorial discusses how to declare and use generic methods in the C# programming language. We introduce the concept of generics, present an example using overloaded methods to motivate the need for generic methods and reimplement the set of overloaded methods using a single generic method.

Introduction to Microsoft Agent: This seven-part tutorial introduces Microsoft Agent—a multimedia technology for adding interactive animated characters that can speak and respond to user input via speech recognition and synthesis. If you haven't seen Microsoft Agent, you're in for a real treat!

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Available November 23, 2005! C# for Programmers, 2/e

C# For Programmers, 2/e

ISBN: 0131345915
© 2006, pages: 1350


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Written for programmers with a background in C++, Java or other high-level languages, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores Microsoft’s C# language and the new .NET 2.0 in depth. The book is updated for Visual Studio 2005 and C# 2.0 and presents C# concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, detailed code walkthroughs, and program outputs. The book features 213 complete C# applications with almost 17,000 lines of proven C# program code and hundreds of programming tips that help you build robust applications. Read the Preface.

[Important note: This book is intended for the professional market and does not include much of the introductory pedagogy, exercises or end-of-chapter material typically found in our How to Program Series college textbooks. No instructor resources are available. If you are teaching an upcoming C# college or professional training course, check out our Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e and Simply C#, 1/e textbooks. Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e goes to the presses next week.]

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Introduction to C# Generics

Microsoft Agent

C# Tutorial: Advanced Two-Dimensional Graphics Capabilities

Pre-Publication Reviewer Testimonials

“Excellent coverage of developing ASP.NET 2.0 applications, with plenty of sample code. The chapter on exception handling is one of, if not the best such chapters I have seen in the 50+ .NET related books I’ve read and reviewed. The chapter on Networking is one of the best I've seen.” —Peter Bromberg, Merrill Lynch, C# MVP

“A comprehensive introduction to XML, and one of the clearest tutorials on Web services I’ve read, with great
examples. An excellent chapter on generics.”
—Gavin Osborne, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

“A superb job of clearly integrating the theory of relational databases and SQL with ADO.NET!” —Harlan Brewer, University of Cincinnati

“Excellent introduction to .NET collections.” —José Antonio González Seco, Andalucia’s Parlamient

“A beautiful presentation of threads.” —Pavel Tsekov, Caesar BSC

“The ATM OOD/UML case study is excellent! The implementation of the design developed in the early chapters gives the reader a fantastic model of a real world problem. You hit a home run with this one!” —Catherine Wyman, Devry-Phoenix

“Overall fantastic coverage on inheritance. The examples give a crystal clear picture of inheritance and make the fundamentals very clear.” —Dharmesh Chauhan, Microsoft



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Coming Soon: New Editions of Our Visual Basic and C# Textbooks Updated for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005!

Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e and Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e feature early classes and objects, a new, optional OOD/UML ATM case study and a fully updated treatment of XML, ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and Web services.

Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e

Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/eISBN: 0131869000
© 2006, pages: 1500

Tentative Publication Date: January 2006
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"Once again, the Deitels have put together a great textbook. The material is easy to read and more importantly the optional ATM case study is realistic, understandable, and detailed enough to get at the heart of working with VB.NET. This book presents fundamental software engineering concepts such as modeling before you code and testing your software thoroughly in an accessible manner for anyone learning how to develop in Visual Basic .NET." —Scott W. Ambler, co-author of The Enterprise Unified Process and Refactoring Databases

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Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e

Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/eISBN: 0131525239
© 2006, pages: 1500

Publication Date: December 2005 [Available for January classes.
Full PDFs are available now for review by instructors considering the book for January classes.]

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"This text is unquestionably the best around for teaching C#." —James Carpenter, Department of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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Java How to Program, 6/e

Java How to Program, 6/e

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C++ How to Program, 5/e

C++ How to Program, 5/e

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"This book is one of the best of its kind. It is an excellent "objects first" coverage of C++ that remains accessible to beginners. The example-driven presentation is enriched by the optional OOD/UML ATM case study that contextualizes the material in an ongoing software engineering project." —Gavin Osborne, Saskatchewan Institute

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Small How to Program Series

Small How to Program Series textbooks bring the solid and proven pedagogy of our How to Program Series texts to new, smaller texts that are focused on CS1 courses. The Small How to Program Series Java and C++ texts include the FREE online Cyber Classroom.

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This Deitel Simply Series combines the our signature live-code approach (emphasizing complete, working programs, rather than code snippets, and always showing sample outputs) with an application-driven methodology, in which readers build real-world applications that incorporate programming fundamentals. Using a step-by-step tutorial approach, readers learn programming basics. Each successive tutorial builds on previous concepts and introduces new programming features. Many Simply Series books also include higher-end topics such as database programming, multimedia and graphics, and Web applications development. These books are appropriate for the classroom, for self-study and for distance learning programs.

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