# Sunday, December 18, 2005

Chris has uploaded the deck and a zip file of code for my "Moving C++ Applications to the .NET Framework" talk to the East of Toronto .NET User Group. If you're still thinking about C++/CLI maybe seeing what it does will help your thought processes.



Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:39:42 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [5]
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:35:43 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
There don't seem to be any books on C++/Cli. Is there a reason for this?
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 7:01:15 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)

It's too new a technology. Perhaps, people are working on such books as we speak.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 11:05:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Books in general are way down. You basically don't make any money on them these days. Publishers are less willing to publish them and authors are less willing to write them. Combine with the paired beliefs that (a) "C# is a replacement for C++" and (b) "C++ devs are smart people who don't need books" and you won't be seeing a flood of C++ books any time soon.

That said, publishers are welcome to try to talk me into writing a C++/CLI book. I'm good at it, but I will need some persuading :-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:15:16 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Ivar Horton is due to have a VC++ 2005 book out in February that is over 1000 pages. From reading the table of contents, which you can get to at the Apress site, I don't know if he'll be covering the .NET BCL. He will be covering MFC (as if we needed another!). BUT, if he does concentrate on the .NET BCL, then this should be a good one.

Kate, my opinion is this: if there was EVER a time when a C++/CLI book would do well, it's now. I suppose you'd need a lot of time on your hands, which you don't seem to have.

Edward H. Fabrega
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:29:32 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Also, Stephen Fraser has got a book out on C++/CLI, just under 1000 pages, available through Amazon.

Edward H. Fabrega
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