Carl and Richard talk to Jon Skeet and Bill Wagner about C#. Both Jon and Bill have published books on C# and have reach each other's work. But C# is such a vast language, there are plenty of things that are subject to interpretation. We could have called this show a C# Smackdown, but these guys are too nice for such a thing!
Jon Skeet is a C# and Java developer currently working at Google in the
UK. For many years he has been a frequent poster in technical
newsgroups, and has been awarded as a C# MVP by Microsoft since 2003.
His C# web site contains some of the most frequently referenced articles
on topics such as singleton implementations and parameter passing. He
was a member of the writing team for "Groovy in Action" in 2007, and his
first solo book, "C# in Depth", came out in May 2008. Jon is interested
in tracking how languages and platforms are evolving to blend imperative
and functional styles of programming, as well as providing more support
While his "day job" is programming in Java, Jon is a C# developer at
Bill Wagner’s technical time is spent between curly braces, primarily with C#. His technical areas of focus are C#, .NET, TypeScript. His non-coding passion is to help organizations build effective, high-functioning developer teams. Bill is the author of the best selling "Effective C#", now in its second edition, and "More Effective C#". He has created LiveLessons on Async programming in C# and C# Puzzlers. His articles have appeared in MSDN Magazine, the C# Developer Center, Visual C++ Developer's Journal, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro, .NET Developer's Journal and more. He's written hundreds of technical articles for software developers. He actively blogs about technical and business topics at http://thebillwagner.com. Bill is also a regional director for Microsoft. He’s the president of Humanitarian Toolbox, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the response capabilities of lead disaster response organizations through use of a “toolbox” of community built and maintained pre-packaged, rapidly deployable open source solutions.
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