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#1 shadowstep00   Members   -  Reputation: 539

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

Hello, i've decided to learn C# so i would like someone to recommend me a good beginner book in C# to buy. I have no prior experience in programming.
I have seen many books in amazon but i dont know which one to pick up......
also i have found this video tutorial series:

So what do you recommend me most?? follow the video series? or buy a good book? i fear that the video tutorial series will not be so complete as a good book... Thanks in advance.Posted Image

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#2 Kheyas   Members   -  Reputation: 179

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

I am a beginner myself. I recommend you watching the series. Though I think reading a book can be almost the same, just a slower process (not necessarily a bad thing). I am currently going through the tutorial too. I want to start with c# instead of c++ (which i'm learning at school - a lot of people say it's awful for a beginner and I started to understand that somehow). And if you still want to read a book you can try the yellow book by Rob Miles or find yourself some free sources ;).
P.S. The tutorial of thenewboston seemed a little weird in explaining things. Maybe is just me(I understood stuff because i already knew it - c++). Good luck!

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#3 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5755

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

You can see my free and not so free C# book recommendations here.

The C# Programming Language 4th Edition ( soon to be 5th ), is probably as close as C# comes to having a bible. While the Head First series is probably the most approachable.

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#4 shadowstep00   Members   -  Reputation: 539

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

First i have to thank you for your answers,
I see this book is top rated by the readers: http://www.amazon.com/2010-NET-Platform-Andrew-Troelsen/dp/1430225491/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Is this book suited for beginners? or for more advanced programmers?

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#5 nooblet   Members   -  Reputation: 167

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:05 AM

That book is geared towards professional programmers looking for a quick guide to getting started with C#. It's very good for a reference or those with previous experience, but not good at all for the absolute beginner.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:22 PM

Rob Miles' book is great.
Head First C# is also awesome.

http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorial.aspx

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