Step by Step for Developers

Designed to teach experienced programmers how to use a new Microsoft product, language, or technology—through a series of step-by-step instructions and exercises.

Step by Step for Developers books are designed for new-to-topic developers—people with significant programming skills who are seeking to expand their knowledge or discovering what's new in the topic space.

The step-by-step learning approach is linear; later chapters build on earlier ones. Unfolding over the course of the application development cycle, the content provides the reader with a taste of real-world programming practice and experience and covers the basic integrated development environment (IDE) features that permit code creation, compilation, testing, syntax checking, and program development.

  • Pragmatic, skill-building exercises and tasks
  • Downloadable practice files and code samples
  • Text that the reader will type is distinguished by bold text apart from code blocks