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blewisjr

Looking to reacquaint myself with C#

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blewisjr    752
I will keep this short and to the point. I am currently looking to reacquaint with C#. It has been a while since I have last used the language and from the looks of it a lot has changed. I am a very proficient programmer already so what I am looking for is a quick overview of the language to get me up to speed again. Overall I am looking for a book similar to the [url="http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Python-Book-Second/dp/193518220X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307196481&sr=8-1"]Quick Python Book[/url]. If anyone has any suggestions I would much appreciate it as I was not able to find anything similar.

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Nexis717    105
C# 4.0 Pocket Referance ([url="http://www.amazon.com/4-0-Pocket-Reference-OReilly/dp/1449394019/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307200850&sr=8-1-spell"]Amazon Page[/url]) is a great little referance book that begins by going thru all the new features and continues to provide quick examples and definitions of code. Should do the trick for you if your already familiar with C#.

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Postie    1559
One thing to be wary of is that since .net has evolved quite a bit since version 1.0, there are ALOT of articles/code samples on the web that are really outdated. So check the date on the article and judge for yourself.

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Serapth    6671
I like the Oreilly books ( pocket reference and in a nutshell ), but when it comes to C#, I have consistently found the Microsoft Press books to be the best.

[url="http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321741765"]http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321741765[/url] <-- is written by the author of the C# language.


If you can read online, I highly suggest trying out Safari Books Online. A scary stupid number of books online, for about 1/2 the cost of a regular book. Read 6 books a year and its break even.

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DarrenHorton    110
Here's a good book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Visual-2010-Step-Package/dp/0735626707/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307233933&sr=1-1

The book also has a CD with a PDF version which is good for when your on a computer.

That's the UK Amazon though. I don't know where you are.

C# For Dummies is good but gets technical real quick. It's probably a good book though if your an experienced programmer.

Here's the best FAQ I have found on the web so far.

http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/t/3324.aspx

Also C# corner has a lot of good info. http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/Beginners/.

Here's also a good general familiarisation website with tutorials. http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/csharp/csharp.html

There's a lot of good info out there on the net, but you have to find the right forum. Sometimes Google doesn't search through all the forums for what your exactly looking for.

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blewisjr    752
[quote name='Serapth' timestamp='1307234219' post='4819597']
I like the Oreilly books ( pocket reference and in a nutshell ), but when it comes to C#, I have consistently found the Microsoft Press books to be the best.

[url="http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321741765"]http://www.informit....isbn=0321741765[/url] <-- is written by the author of the C# language.


If you can read online, I highly suggest trying out Safari Books Online. A scary stupid number of books online, for about 1/2 the cost of a regular book. Read 6 books a year and its break even.
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Holy crap that book is very comprehensive C# has so much more then I last remember lol.

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