What makes this book so effective? Here are several things it does that other C# books don't do:
#1: The OOP section deals with business objects, not cats and dogs
Object-oriented programming is the basis for C# 2008. But while other books try to explain it using whimsical examples (like mammals or cars), our book explains it in terms of true business objects, like customers, invoices, and products. So right from the start, you ll see how OOP is applied in the real world.
#2: There s a 4-chapter section on database programming
Business applications require database processing.
So instead of glossing over this crucial function in a chapter or two, this book gives you 4 full chapters that show you how to use RAD tools like data sources as well as ADO.NET code to do fairly sophisticated database processing. There s certainly more to learn. But you ll have a solid set of skills that will let you easily prototype typical database applications in business.
#3: Complete applications show how all the pieces interact
The key to mastering C# development is to have plenty of real-world examples that show you how the features you're learning interact...and that help you avoid the problems that you can run into as you build complex applications. That's why this book gives you complete applications for everyday business functions (these can be downloaded for free from the Murach website).
#4: The paired-pages format lets you set your own pace
Murach books have a distinctive format, where each two-page spread presents a single topic. You can read every page...skim or skip material you already know...quickly pinpoint the reference details you need...use the book however it works best for you. To see how this works, you can look at some pages in "Search Inside" above or download sample chapters for free from the Murach website.