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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Pro C# 2010 and the .NET4 Platform is one of the best books to get you started on the .NET 4 platform. At over 1500 pages, this book is massive but very educational and well worth the money. The authors' writing style is easy to read and the code examples provided really helped. The book is separated into 7 parts that increase in depth and detail. If you are totally new to .NET, I would recommend you start on Part 1. It first goes over what the book calls, "The Philosophy of .Net." It follows with Chapter2, which covers building in the IDE. In other words, it lays the groundwork that is needed for the remaining chapters to expound on. Part 2 goes over type conversions, equality operators, arrays, enums, structure, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and almost ends with Chapter 7 on exception handling. Before part 2 ends, the authors' throw in Chapter 8, which covers the Object lifetime cycle. In part 3, which is comprised of Chapters 9 - 13, the authors explain interfaces and its uses, generics, overloading, and linq to objects. I skipped part 4 as it was a little too deep for me, but I ended up part 6, "Building Desktop User Interfaces with WPF." I ended here because I am working on a project that uses WPF and this book helped me advance in the project. Typically, I am weary about thick and heavy books as they usually contain a lot of what I call "wasted words" material. However, this book really was the opposite. It really delivered.

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  • Posted June 30, 2010

    The best computer programming book I have read.

    This book is a must have for all serious C# developers, or those who want to be serious C# or OOP developers. Andrew Troelsen has put together a masterpiece. There is not a wasted word in this text. Every subject is well thought out. It is organized in a manor that forces you to retain, and encourages you to get actively involved in building the examples. So many times I have had a good book that had some good examples after reading through two or more times to understand. This book however is totally different. It is so easy to understand yet the material is advanced enough for seasoned professionals. I can't wait to apply some of the information I have learned to projects I am working on. I am especially excited to begin using some parallel programming techniques Andrew presents. Thank you Andrew and Apress.

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