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Wrox "C# Threading Handbook" Errata - Part 3
I'm still enjoying the old Wrox “C# Threading Handbook“ I just wish it was still supported. I kinda wish they would update the whole “Handbook“ series for VS2005. The only problem is that their original price point was a little high. There were something 8 or 12 books in the series, and I've had no problem paying $5 - $13 dollars for them used. And I'd probably be willing to go $20 - $25 on them new, but the list price in 2003 for the 260 page threading handbook was $40.00. ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:05 PM

Wrox "C# Threading Handbook" Errata - Part 2
On page 47 of Wrox's "C# Threading Handbook" in the code listing for the GenerateText method, you will see that each string builder append line starts with sb.Length. Just remove the sb.Length and the code will run fine. If anyone knows some one at Apress, who handles the errata for their old wrox book, I would like to be able to put this errata in a more centralized location. Thanks Here's the code listing. using System; using System.Threading; using System.Text; namespace TimerExample { class TimerExample ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 10:49 AM

Wrox "C# Threading Handbook" Errata - Part 1
According to the Apress Support page, there is no Errata for the C# Threading Handbook. This is too bad because that means that there is no central repository for errata, code listings and other stuff for this really great book. Here is the first real bug I've found in this book. On pages 44 and 45 you will find a listing for the ThreadPriority2.cs file. Here is the corrected code. using System; using System.Threading; namespace ThreadPriority2 { class ThreadPriority { public static Thread worker; ......

Posted On Sunday, May 28, 2006 10:45 PM

New Job - New Work - New Series
I just started my dream job. I'm working for a company that does agile coaching and training. What that means for me right now is that we are in the process of designing course work for the XP portion of the series. It also means that I am going to be putting together some examples using technologies that I'm not all that familiar with (i.e. CVS, subversion, and mySQL to name a few off the top of my head) What this means to you is that I will be posting my thoughts and observations about what goes ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 9:44 AM

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