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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

No, it's a C# book. "Head First C#"

There's lots of Head Firsts.
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:32 PM

May I also recommend Microsoft Visual C# 2010: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming. This book is more of a college style textbook, and it is expensive, I am pretty sure you could find it cheaper somewhere around, I am currently using this book to get a grasp on C# 4.0, by all means it is not a bad book, very informative however some people may just have some difficulty with it currently for me I have to say it is going by smoothly.
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

View Postthepowercoder, on 08 May 2011 - 12:19 PM, said:

Greetings, all. I am somewhat new to programming so of course the plethora of books available can be overwhelming at times. I bought several books on c# and have come to find that the book that my actual C# programming class (which starts next week) has been very beneficial for me.

The book is Visual C# 2008: How To Program


I also purchased this book. It was recommended to me by a friend who is an extremely good programmer. I am almost through Chapt. 4 and i love it :) Definitely would also suggest for a new programmer.
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:49 PM

View Posteclipsed4utoo, on 28 January 2011 - 07:32 AM, said:



Head First C# book was fantastic introduction to C#....some "purists" (snobs) would argue that the informal book layout with quite a few visual aids means that it is not a serious book...but in it's opening pages the authors set out to their aim that the book should be used to learn and truly understand C# not just throw information at their readership, and in this it succeeds and I would heartily recommend this book as a primer. The C# 4.0 in a nutshell book is a brilliant resource and takes your C# to the next level - this is the book I am currently reading and I use it in conjunction with LinqPad (written by the author of the book).
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:48 AM

thanks very much
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:47 PM

View PostMATTtheSEAHAWK, on 07 May 2011 - 07:46 AM, said:

Visual C# 2010: Step by Step
I really enjoyed that book when I first started it :) I would highly recommend it.

Just bought. Saw more than one person +fav this. Got it from Amazon for $23!
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:22 AM

Very helpful thread

I would add Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming to the list.
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:24 AM

thanks a lot buddy
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:09 AM

Since I am currently learning C#, I am quickly finding out which books I like and don't like both as learning guides and reference guides.

My two recommendations at this point:

Head First C# (2010, .NET 4.0) - This one is very interactive. Not just a sit and read kind of book, it is much more engaging. My lone criticism so far is that it seems a bit preoccupied with VS2010 WinForms. The game I am working on is written in WPF, so I'm trying to adapt the best I can.

C# 4.0 - The Complete Reference (2010, .NET 4.0) - When I am doing the actual programming, this book is my bible. Easy to navigate, very thorough on the system namespace, solid chapter on LINQ, and is a viable and useful reference at any level with sample code and noob-friendly language.

Both can be found on Amazon in the $30 range. Don't go to B&N, HFC# was $50 there! Let me know what you guys think and (to the experienced guys) what deficits/flaws you have found in these books.

Happy coding :)
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

View PostCurtis Rutland, on 17 June 2011 - 10:34 AM, said:

Head First is supposed to be really good.

Wel also have the Learning C# Series. I even made a video for the Hello World one.


Hey, I decided to buy book calld "Head First", but I saw there are 3 version of this book, so I should buy 3rd version (I guess version 1 and 2 are covered in this 3rd version)? :)))

Or I would miss smthh if I decide to start on 3rd version of this book? :))

sorry for my english...

greetings
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Re: Recommended C# Books

Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

I haven't read the new one, but it's unlikely that a new edition would require you to have read the previous version. I personally would make sure to get the latest version, it's going to cover the newest features. No sense in starting with the past.
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