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Vortez

My friend and is c# book...

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Hi, this topic is not really related to me, but for one of my friend. He's been trying to learn c# for a while now, but lack the willpower to do so. On top of that, he's always saying how good is book is (C# 2010 for Programmers from DEITEL). I've looked at it briefly (im more of a c++ guy), and really don't get why this book seem so special to him. For him, this book is like the bible is to the pope... I keep telling him that there's a lot of tutorial website online that are WAY better than is damn book but I feel it's like talking to a wall. I remember looking brefly at the c++ version of it and saw some horrible snippet of code, especially when declaring c-string arrays...

 

On top of that, all he does is read the book, but he almost never write any lines of code... I keep telling him that he won't learn just by reading it, but again, he's too lazy to code. Personally, i've found this site and think it look like a very good starting point. The order in which the topic are layed out seem right, and there's a lot of pictures that show how to do stuffs.

 

Also, he keep saying that he hesitate to learn c# because he's learning lots of networking stuffs that are "too complicated for me to understand", but he's been saying that since 4-5 years now... i don't think leaning c# could affect his other networking stuff much...

 

What do you guys think? Suggestion?

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Maybe he shouldn't be learning programming. He doesn't seem to have the urge to code. I learned about TCP/UDP and how to do networked programming in .net as the same time I was learning C#. The book is useless if hes not going to start writing algorithms that solve things himself.

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I'd have to agree with Josh; your friend doesn't really seem motivated to learn, so you should probably just leave him to his own devices and not waste your own time trying to help him.

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Maybe he's in that phase of trying to understand the base logic of the language, and then later he'll be more motivated to program something because he'll understand what he's doing. After all, I've seen that most tutorials out there assume that you already understand some base syntaxical logic. Maybe he's one of those who just doesn't like doing stuff he doesn't understand and that he's currently a bit dyslectic as far as coding goes (I'm somewhat like that myself). Or maybe he just needs to grow up.

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