Editorial + Project Management + Copywriting:

As an Editorial Assistant at Addison-Wesley & Prentice Hall I managed project development for a diverse list of advanced programming, systems, and new technology books. In addition to conducting market research and competitive analyses, I supervised and evaluated the progress and quality of author content, maintained our editorial calendars, and had the opportunity to write cover copy for some of the books on our list.

From the back cover:

Perhaps the most revolutionary aspect of the arrival of Microsoft's .NET platform is the standardization of C# and the Common Language Runtime. Now, for the first time, programmers can develop and use open-source projects that are based on a language that is an international standard as well as compatible with both Microsoft and Linux platforms.

Open Source .NET Development is the definitive guide on .NET development in an open-source environment

Inside, readers will find in-depth information on using NAnt, NDoc, NUnit, Draco.NET, log4net, and Aspell.Net with both Visual Studio .NET and the Mono Project. Brian Nantz not only shares the best open-source and "free" tools, frameworks, components, and products for .NET, he also provides usable, practical examples and projects. The result is a highly accessible reference for finding the tools that best fit your needs.

Highlights include

  • An introduction to open source and its implementations of the .NET standards
  • .NET development with open-source tools, including build automation, XML documentation, unit testing, continuous integration, and application logging
  • A simple example of Integrating .NET open-source projects that integrates an Open Source SVG component with a System.Drawing graphical editor
  • An Aspell.Net case study that shows the use of Draco.NET Continuous Integration in conjunction with NAnt, NUnit, NDoc, and the SharpDevelop IDE
  • An exclusive look at ADO.NET database and ASP.NET Web development using PostgreSQL that runs on both Windows and Linux
  • Appendixes on NAnt and NAntContrib tasks, log4netAppender configurations, and open-source security observations
  • Whether you are a .NET developer interested in learning more about open-source tools or an open-source developer curious about .NET, this book will bridge the divide between these formerly distinct camps.