Last post Jul 11, 2017 01:32 PM by Mikesdotnetting
Jul 11, 2017 02:08 AM|CloudCoreMVC|LINK
The books available on MVC Core and some of the technologies like Signal R, WPF are not being published in pace with the rel;ease of the technologies. Please have Microsoft Press publish some well written books with a number of problem solving topics.
Please also have some articles written on challenging topics such as producing Reports in MVC applications.
Jul 11, 2017 06:40 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
If you want up to date information, books are not the best format. They require time to write, sub-edit, proof and print. And as soon as they are published, they are out of date.
SignalR has not been released for .NET Core yet. It's on the roadmap to be included in ASP.NET Core 2.1, which is currently scheduled for Q4 of 2017. No one is going to waste time writing books or producing documentation on a technology that isn't released.
Too much is subject to change. Finally, WPF is not and never will be part of .NET Core.
Jul 11, 2017 08:25 AM|CloudCoreMVC|LINK
"No one is going to waste time writing books or producing documentation on a technology that isn't released."
Well I did not ask anyone to waste their time. I am asking for reliable documentation on technologies which are already released in a problem-solution fashion that helps developers with their day-to-day programming tasks.
Jul 11, 2017 01:32 PM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
Well I did not ask anyone to waste their time.
I am asking for reliable documentation on technologies which are already released
My personal view is that books on .NET Core are not going to be as prevalent as their predecessors. In the good old days, a book that covered, say ASP.NET 2.0 was current for about 2½ to 3 years. That meant that the publisher could print a good number of
them safe in the knowledge that they would be sold before becoming obsolete. Printing 100,000 copies of a book once is a lot cheaper than printing 10,000 copies 10 times. Now, with the rapid pace of change in .NET Core, a book covering that subject is obsolete
3-6 months after it has been published (which is usually 3 months after the last release). That's not really a sustainable economic position for book publishers. Documentation and other learning material is more likely to be delivered in an updatable medium
like web pages or videos.
Here's an example of a MS Press book which was out of date just a few weeks
before it was published: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/12/08/new-book-asp-net-core-application-development/.
The date of the release was Dec 6th 2016, and the book covers .NET Core 1.0. Version 1.1 had already been released on Nov 16th 2016.
There's also a link on that page for you to "Propose a Book". You are more likely to attract the attention of the MS Press people by using that link than you are by posting to this forum.