From the Introduction:
Enterprise Solution Patterns Using Microsoft .NET
embraces existing work in the patterns community, contributes new patterns, and shows how to implement these patterns in .NET. Included in the guide are an introduction to patterns and a catalog of 32 architecture, design, and implementation patterns. This guide introduces patterns and then presents them in a repository, or catalog, organized to help you locate the right combination of patterns that solve your problem.
This guide is written for readers in one or more of the following categories:
- Architects, designers, and developers who are new to patterns
- Architects and designers who are already experienced in using patterns to build enterprise solutions
- System architects and system engineers who architect or design systems infrastructure
:) "If you use .Net languages for designing software, this book is pretty much a must in your library. Many pattern books so far (even the Gang of four book as well as the classic one by Martin Fowler) have been primarily in other languages AND a bit esoteric/abstract; thus they don't come close to being very useful right out-off-the-book if you are a .Net developer. Using .Net technologies make the sample easier to understand i.e., if you use ASP.Net and C#, the examples have a greater appeal."
:) "Why would you read it? To make you a better professional, add to your armoury of proven solutions to common software design problems and steal a march over colleagues who still rely on personal experience and intuition rather than tapping into the combined experience of hundreds of successful developers distilled into a powerful, readable, practical book."