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More of a Reference manual - BUY HEADFIRST C#
on 3 August 2012
OK.. Right, So i know most people here are blowing this books trumpet - and it really is an OK book and it is explained in depth.. HOWEVER, I found it to be more of a reference manual.
As someone who was completely new to C# and programming it was OK.. and even in the beginning it makes you believe that you are going to be playing along as you go.. WRONG. I also found it quite irritating how the author went off on little talks about something kind of irrelevant instead of keeping it straight to the point and simple.. "THIS BOOK IF FOR BEGINNERS STOP CONFUSING ME! AHHHHH".
Me and most people in my C# course put the book down at around page 70 as it was just too stale and made a lot of assumptions from then on-wards.
If you are a beginner or completely new to C# and programming i would recommend 'HEADFIRST C#' This book is absolutely brilliant and gives you lots of activities to do which will help you learn and remember it! and unlike c# for dummies it will have you writing code and making things from the very first chapter!
- Lots of information
- makes a good reference manual
- a little bit of humor
- Too Pricey
- Not ideal for absolute beginners
- No exercises! (apart from one or two very trivial boring ones at the beginning)..
PEOPLE NEED EXERCISES TO MAKE IT STICK IN THEIR BRAINS AND GOD FORBID.. ENJOY THE BOOK.
- HeadFirst C# out-classes it.
HeadFirst C# - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-First-Guides/dp/1449380344/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344007291&sr=8-1