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C# Books

Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

Does anyone have any knowledge of some good C# programming books.

The tutorials are good but I would like to get a book that goes into more detail than the tuts.
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Re: C# Books

Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:45 PM

Moved to Corner Cubical (Not really a programming question)
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Re: C# Books

Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:00 PM

Tmeless:
Code Complete
Mythical Man Month

Contextual:
C# 3.0 Design Patterns
Programming C# 3.0

Specialized:
C# Beginning Databases
C# TCP/IP Sockets

Hope this list is enough to get you started. They're all in my collection and I find them to all be wonderful.
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Re: C# Books

Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:16 PM

In the past I've found: Pro C# to be pretty good.
http://www.apress.co...view/1590598849
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Re: C# Books

Posted 07 November 2009 - 04:53 AM

Thanks guys, I need a crash course fast in C# for an upcoming job interview! WooHoo!
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Re: C# Books

Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:07 PM

View PostDonnie1581, on 7 Nov, 2009 - 03:53 AM, said:

Thanks guys, I need a crash course fast in C# for an upcoming job interview! WooHoo!

This makes me sad.
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Re: C# Books

Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:47 PM

View PostMomerath, on 7 Nov, 2009 - 01:07 PM, said:

View PostDonnie1581, on 7 Nov, 2009 - 03:53 AM, said:

Thanks guys, I need a crash course fast in C# for an upcoming job interview! WooHoo!

This makes me sad.



Aww.. but what if he's already very proficient in another language? I mean, programming is programming... syntax takes a couple weeks maybe? and learning the best practices and conventions is another week? Fully back up to speed in a month? Sure, could definitely still be an asset to the company. Is this all really hard to do and probably not gonna happen? - odds are yes.
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Re: C# Books

Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

View PostMentalFloss, on 7 Nov, 2009 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostMomerath, on 7 Nov, 2009 - 01:07 PM, said:

View PostDonnie1581, on 7 Nov, 2009 - 03:53 AM, said:

Thanks guys, I need a crash course fast in C# for an upcoming job interview! WooHoo!

This makes me sad.



Aww.. but what if he's already very proficient in another language? I mean, programming is programming... syntax takes a couple weeks maybe? and learning the best practices and conventions is another week? Fully back up to speed in a month? Sure, could definitely still be an asset to the company. Is this all really hard to do and probably not gonna happen? - odds are yes.


It's usually not 'all syntax'. There are libraries to learn, code conventions to learn, features to learn, and that has nothing to do with the syntax. You can learn code conventions in a week, but learning to use them when you're supposed to can take longer. Most languages have language-specific bumps and curves that you have to learn as well.

Also, what if the language is another paradigm? What if you were learning a functional programming language like Haskell or Clojure. Hell, what if you were learning Scala? It's OOP, but the FP side of it makes it extremely awesome. It has features that Java doesn't, and is actually in some ways more OOP in Java. Singleton Objects, traits, etc; these are things you would have to learn to use Scala. It isn't all syntax.

2-3 weeks is very little time to get highly useful in any language.
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Re: C# Books

Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:00 AM

C# in a nutshell - goes in depth into the language
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