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New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

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So, I've got a few tutorials with the title of "The Right Way To..."

Specifically:


So, this could be a Theme. We've done the Learning C# series, and that was a...qualified success. We didn't get most of the advanced topics written, but we filled out the basic and intermediate ones.

We could make another series called "The Right Way to {0} in C#" or something clever like that, and just hit all the most common mistakes we see all the time. The two I wrote were because I got tired of answering the same questions every day. You all must have pet peeves like this.

Before we start writing or anything, let's gauge interest. Would you like to see a series like this? Would you like to participate? What are some common "the right way to do..." topics you might be interested seeing written (or writing about yourself)?

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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 09 November 2015 - 10:51 AM

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"The Right Way to X"


Reminds of the Danica McKeller book titles.. Titillating titles to tweak thoughtfulness.

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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 09 November 2015 - 10:15 PM

Now you are making me want to watch "The Wonder Years" again...
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Posted 09 November 2015 - 10:22 PM


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:24 PM

Needs to be written at some point: The Right Way to Parse a CSV. It'll involve using the TextFieldParser class.
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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 19 November 2015 - 09:50 AM

Nice idea that can be very helpful to searchers right off the bat. Hit the nail on the head and move on!
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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

Alright, I think we have a bit of consensus here. I'll close this thread soon and start a signup list for tutorials.
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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:21 PM

I'm personally would not encourage any too specific "Right way to do things". I feel like teaching any thing that is too specific of a task, even more so the right way to do such task is not a very efficient way to help people. However, the right way to go about learning to do insert specific subject here __________ is much more beneficial. Especially when harder to track down resources that are helpful and commonly skipped useful tips and tricks in the subject etc, maybe even some user-friendly analogies to help things 'click' with readers.

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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:32 PM

Check out the two I have listed in my signature; I think you'll see what I mean by "The Right Way to ____". It's not "do specifically this every time". It's more of: "when querying databases, ALWAYS USE PREPARED STATEMENTS/PARAMETERS!!!" because not using them is specifically "the wrong way".
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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:25 PM

Sorry, I did not actually read those and just this thread. I still however personally would like to see more resources tutorial wise that target less specific's and more general ways to think about the problems they are trying to solve :). For example, the asking question back and forth I have experienced in the C# forum has helped me a lot.

Some times some ones perspective helps things click, or even helps me think of new or personal solutions. I don't think I've felt anywhere near that level of 'relief' in terms of a task becoming less daunting after reading a tutorial here that I have simply going back and fourth with a couple of posters in some help thread I created.

Either way, continue to produce the good content on this site as every one is different and perhaps the style of tutorials here are very helpful to some.
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Re: New C# Tutorial Series? "The Right Way to X"

Posted 25 November 2015 - 03:44 PM

So you are looking for something like "Zen and the Art of C# Programming"?

Or something like The Bowling Game Kata ?
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