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Pricing options at O’Reilly
I was browsing through the new options for books on O'Reilly and Associates and noticed something kind of cool If you buy the print edition of a book, you can get the ebook for just a couple dollars more. This is pure genius marketing. I may question whether or not I want the ebook at 20 or the print copy at 25, but to get them both for 28, well that's a no brainer. This is actually a strategy examined at great depth in Predictably Rational In all honesty, $20 is probably over priced for the ebook, ......

Posted On Monday, October 1, 2012 5:18 PM

Understanding Asynchronous Programming with .NET Reflector
When trying to understand and learn the .NET framework, there is no substitute for being able to see what is going on behind at the scenes inside even the most confusing assemblies, and .NET Reflector makes this possible. Personally, I never fully understood connection pooling until I was able to poke around in key classes in the System.Data assembly. All of a sudden, integrating with third party components was much simpler, even without vendor documentation!With a team devoted to developing and ......

Posted On Monday, October 1, 2012 10:51 AM

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