Professional C# 2008 (Wrox Professional Guides)

Professional C# 2008 (Wrox Professional Guides)
Christian Nagel, Bill Evjen, Jay Glynn, Morgan Skinner, Karli Watson
24 Mar 2008
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Professional C# 2008 starts by reviewing the overall architecture of .NET in Chapter 1 in order to give you the background you need to be able to write managed code. After that the book is divided into a number of sections that cover both the C# language and its application in a variety of areas. Part I: The C# Language gives a good grounding in the C# language itself.

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Customer Reviews

Kelvin D. Meeks said
Ambitous is the first word that struck me as I stood in the bookstore and browsed through the table of contents and flipped through the chapters of this heavy tome.

Delighted is the next word that comes to mind - as I sat in my study at home and began the process of consuming the information and working through the examples.

This is a concise (hard to believe I'm using that word for a text that clocks in at 1730 pages of material)...and comprehensive coverage of C# for Visual Studio 2008.

I am very pleased with the addition of this book to my library.

Marlon A. Ribunal said
I recommend this book! I am not an expert on this field but I know what is a good book. I have bought this book along with other C# books (Head First C#, C# Cook Book, & Murach's C# 2008). If you are a beginner, you may want to buy along a beginner's book (see my list in the parenthesis). This is a great addition to my growing tech library at home!

A. Solorzano said
Some sections are good, but far too many of them are really bad. Some sections are ultra boring and extremely confusing. It seems some chapters, first one on LINQ comes to mind, are written with a bunch of irrelevant history of how it evolved and then finishes with a brief snapshot of what LINQ is. In many parts of the book the writing is so bad that you have to read it many many times just to understand what the author is trying to say (not even considering the technical content). It seems to try to address a large proportion of C# topics and only skims each of them. To be fair, it would probably take an encyclopedia set to cover the topics this one book skims over.

It seems to be okay to use as a reference to get a brief idea of something - but not much beyond that.

A. Dcosta said
First note that there are big changes in 2008 version of the language as compared to 2005. This book is prefect for all levels of programming skills. With over 1700 pages its a lot to read and learn but that only refelects the wide capabilities of the C# language as a whole. The book has stuff for both the beginner to the advanced. After you are done with the basics i suggest creating tasks you want to do that will make everday things more convenient for you and attempt to program these. Great way to prevent boredom.

S. Gundorov said
I was looking for a solid "all in one" reference book on C# and .Net3.5 additions. This book came head and shoulders above everything else out there. This book has complete coverage of the basics and great coverage of new additions. It even has a chapter on Peer-to-Peer Networking (didn't know it was added until I read this book). Some books on C# focused only on the new stuff or limited their scope otherwise. This book is my main table reference. It is not perfect, but because it covers most of the framework and C# syntax if it doesn't have the exact answer for a particular question, there is enough info to really narrow the focus of the next step of more in depth research.

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