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4.0 out of 5 stars Extensive but could be clearer
Although the author, being a senior developer for C#, will know the language better than most I feel this is also what drags it down a little. There's so much information condensed in to blocks of text it can often feel like a chore to read. It's certainly not a bad book and there are plenty of examples, tables and exercises to help you through but I do feel it could have...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to understand the author.
The author definitely knows what he is talking about but about 90% of the time I don't have a clue what he is trying to explain. If you are new to programming I would recommend looking at other books that teach C# because this one does not teach in a very beginner friendly way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Extensive but could be clearer, 30 Aug 2013
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Although the author, being a senior developer for C#, will know the language better than most I feel this is also what drags it down a little. There's so much information condensed in to blocks of text it can often feel like a chore to read. It's certainly not a bad book and there are plenty of examples, tables and exercises to help you through but I do feel it could have been a little better presented and some of the writing clearer.

I like the questions and exercises at the end which help gauge how much has been absorbed. The exercises in particular, which often also occur during the chapter as well, ask you to accomplish things without too much hand holding. I've found this quite good for making me think about what I've just learned rather than be lazy and copy from the book.

If you're completely new to programming then I'd recommend learning programming concepts through a language like php first. You'll be able to learn the basics before wrapping your mind around more complex topics like object orientation, etc. There's nothing to stop you learning C# as a first language with a bit of perseverance, just know learning all the concepts at once can dent motivation.

On the whole it's a good, well structured book if not a little heavy to read and with the correct motivation will teach you everything you need to know for most tasks.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to understand the author., 4 July 2014
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The author definitely knows what he is talking about but about 90% of the time I don't have a clue what he is trying to explain. If you are new to programming I would recommend looking at other books that teach C# because this one does not teach in a very beginner friendly way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 31 May 2014
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In 24 hour long lessons, I managed to get a job writing c#, one important caveat - I already had programming experience in other languages, but still this book is great. Even if you have never programmed before you will be up and writing good code quickly with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good, 6 Feb 2013
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If you are looking for a good introduction into C# 5.0 then this book is for you. This is not a book for newcomers to the programming field although the book itself is written really well and i feel a noob could easily assimilate it. Use it as your starting point for entering the C# and .net world.

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