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Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Hey all, college student here and I just landed a job programming. They informed me that I should get familiar with .NET I was wondering if you guys could give me some good books or references to start out with that will bw helpful in learning my around .NET. Thank you.
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Re: Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

Depends.. got a flavor? C#? VB.NET?

MSDN should be your first stop.. .

http://msdn.microsof...o/aa496123.aspx
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Re: Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

You got a programming job - with no .NET knowledge?
So what are the duties? C++ ?


My standard beginner resources post - Updated Apr 2013


Plan your study route:
There are three routes people seem to take when learning programming.
  • Just start trying to create programs
  • Start taking apart other programs and try to figure out the language by reverse engineering
  • Follow a guided learning course (school or self-teaching books)


For the life of me I can't figure out why people try 1 & 2. I strongly suggest taking the guided learning approach. Those book authors go in a certain order for a reason: They know what they're doing and they know the best order to learn the materials.

  • First learn the language by working 2-5 "Learn C# in 30 days" type books cover to cover.
  • Do a dozen on-line tutorial projects where you build what you're told to build, the way you are told to build it WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHY so you can learn.
  • Learn to plan before you type.
  • THEN you start designing software with a purpose.



I don't learn from reading books: I learn by doing.
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I have little/no programming experience but I need to write a program by Friday that does XYZ.
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Resources, references and suggestions for new programmers.
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Re: Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 05 May 2013 - 12:35 PM, said:

You got a programming job - with no .NET knowledge?
So what are the duties? C++ ?


My standard beginner resources post - Updated Apr 2013


Plan your study route:
There are three routes people seem to take when learning programming.
  • Just start trying to create programs
  • Start taking apart other programs and try to figure out the language by reverse engineering
  • Follow a guided learning course (school or self-teaching books)


For the life of me I can't figure out why people try 1 & 2. I strongly suggest taking the guided learning approach. Those book authors go in a certain order for a reason: They know what they're doing and they know the best order to learn the materials.

  • First learn the language by working 2-5 "Learn C# in 30 days" type books cover to cover.
  • Do a dozen on-line tutorial projects where you build what you're told to build, the way you are told to build it WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHY so you can learn.
  • Learn to plan before you type.
  • THEN you start designing software with a purpose.



I don't learn from reading books: I learn by doing.
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Newbie/Rookie said:

I have little/no programming experience but I need to write a program by Friday that does XYZ.
Spoiler



Resources, references and suggestions for new programmers.
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I have knowledge of .NET I have taken and programmed in VB I was just looking for a reference that better explains the entire architecture of .NET itself. I don't need to learn how to code I can pick up any language in a few hours.
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Re: Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

View Postredhat69, on 05 May 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

I don't need to learn how to code I can pick up any language in a few hours.


Spoken like a freshly minted college grad ready to change the world by time he's 25.
That's the exact mis-belief that most college educated have that keeps our company from hiring them: Too much arrogance and bad habits to break. Its such a big investment to break down rookies and re-train them.
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Re: Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 05 May 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

View Postredhat69, on 05 May 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

I don't need to learn how to code I can pick up any language in a few hours.


Spoken like a freshly minted college grad ready to change the world by time he's 25.
That's the exact mis-belief that most college educated have that keeps our company from hiring them: Too much arrogance and bad habits to break. Its such a big investment to break down rookies and re-train them.

Just because you couldn't change the world by the time you were 25, doesn't mean someone else can't ;).
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Re: Getting to know .NET

Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

See if you're ready do The Un-Recursive Challenge.
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