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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Mono Books


The most up-to-date books on Mono are:

  • APress: Practical Mono ( Mark Mamone

The following covers an older version of Mono (a few years old):

  • English: Mono Kickstart (

There is an online guide in this web site, the Monkeyguide


A Programmer's Introduction to C# - Second Edition ( Eric Gunnerson

C# Language Specification ( The ECMA standard contains a very good introduction to the language and goes in depth into it.

.NET Framework

A very good technical book about .NET is Don Box's Essential .NET ( which covers many advanced topics and internals of the Common Language Runtime.

.NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide ( by Adam Nathan covers the internal details about P/Invoke and other interoperability features of the framework.

.NET Design

To effectively design .NET APIs you might want to read: Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries (

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