The C# Type System (No Starch Press)
Monday, 13 November 2023

This book looks at C#'s type system, the foundation upon which all C# programs are built. Steve Love shows how to define and implement value types effectively, and write more performant and robust code. Real-world code examples and test cases throughout are designed to improve your programming with C# and show how best to implement the principles you’re learning.

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Author: Steve Love
Publisher: No Starch
Date: October 2023
Pages: 344
ISBN: 978-1718501584
Print: 1718501587
Kindle: B0BZGZSX8Z
Audience: C# developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: C#

Topics include:

  • How user-defined value types, and even simple types, can enhance your code’s readability
  • How reference and value types differ within C#
  • How method parameters and arguments relate to reference and value types
  • How differences in copy semantics between value and reference types affect a program’s behavior
  • How the different methods of value comparisons for equality work behind the scenes
  • The unique characteristics and roles of various types in an application, especially how value types go beyond meredata storage
  • Why inheritance isn’t optimal for value types
  • How to measure and evaluate the performance of an app’s use of different data types

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ISBN: 978-1617299209
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