Dec 30

Following are the top-selling .NET software development books of 2008 according to the sales rankings:

Pro Silverlight 2 in C# 2008 (Windows.Net)
by Matthew MacDonald
Sales Rank: #2447
image Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition (Windows.Net)
by Andrew Troelsen
Sales Rank: #3585
Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (PRO-Developer)
by Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello
Sales Rank: #4460
Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition (Books for Professionals by Professionals)
by Matthew MacDonald
Sales Rank: #4923
Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step
by John Sharp
Sales Rank: #5086
Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries (2nd Edition) (Microsoft .NET Development Series)
by Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams
Sales Rank: #5201
More Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C# (Effective Software Development Series)
by Bill Wagner
Sales Rank: #6556
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework Application Development Foundation, Second Edition (Self-Paced Training Kits)
by Tony Northrup
Sales Rank: #7170
Concurrent Programming on Windows (Microsoft .NET Development Series)
by Joe Duffy
Sales Rank: #7183
CLR via C#, Second Edition (Pro Developer)
by Jeffrey Richter
Sales Rank: #8018
image[5] Expert C# 2008 Business Objects
by Rockford Lhotka
Sales Rank: #8723
image Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
by Michael Halvorson
Sales Rank: #9649
Visual Basic 2008 Programmer’s Reference (Programmer to Programmer)
by Rod Stephens
Sales Rank: #10033
Pro WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 3.5
by Bruce Bukovics
Sales Rank: #10908
Beginning ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB (Programmer to Programmer)
by Imar Spaanjaars
Sales Rank: #11197
Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 (Windows.Net)
by Joseph C. Rattz Jr.
Sales Rank: #12918
Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008, Second Edition (Windows.Net)
by Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta
Sales Rank: #13446
Professional ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB (Programmer to Programmer)
by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, and Devin Rader
Sales Rank: #14053
Head First C# (Brain-Friendly Guides)
by Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene
Sales Rank: #15385
Professional C# 2008 (Wrox Professional Guides)
by Christian Nagel, Bill Evjen, Jay Glynn, and Morgan Skinner
Sales Rank: #18528
Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)
by Matthew MacDonald
Sales Rank: #20392
Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF)
by Adam Nathan
Sales Rank: #22717
ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed
by Stephen Walther
Sales Rank: #26002
Murach’s Visual Basic 2008
by Anne Boehm
Sales Rank: #26263
C# 3.0 Design Patterns
by Judith Bishop
Sales Rank: #27138
Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF): For .NET Framework 3.5 (Microsoft .NET Development Series)
by Steve Resnick, Richard Crane, and Chris Bowen
Sales Rank: #29819


NOTE:  Also see the Best-Selling C# Books of 2008

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Article published on December 30, 2008

4 Responses to “Best-Selling .NET Books of 2008”

  1. Reflective Perspective - Chris Alcock » The Morning Brew #254 Says:

    […] Best-Selling .NET Books of 2008 – A list of the best selling .NET related books of 2008 based on Amazon sales figures […]

  2. Ming Says:

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  3. Weekly Link Post 75 « Rhonda Tipton’s WebLog Says:

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  4. Maurice Says:

    Head First Design Patterns is also a great read. I have written a review at

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