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Posted January 4, 2006
An excellent book for developers new to C#
Programming C#: Fourth Edition is a good beginner¿s guide to the C# programming language. Having purchased the previous Version 3 edition, I was interested in the new 2.0 features. Unfortunately, the introduction states that a proficient C # 1.1 programmer should look at another book. The book structure covers the same topics the previous version does. New figures illustrate the Visual Studio 2005 environment rather than the older VS 2003 environment. Overall, I enjoy the writing style that Jesse Liberty gives in his books. I highly recommend purchasing this book and the Programming ASP.Net book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 27, 2005
easy transition from Java, if you want to
[A review of the 4th edition 2005] As a java programmer, reading a C# book is like wandering into a parallel universe. Most things are different, but everything is recognisable. Liberty walks us through the syntax of C# and then how to program in it. All the nice things in Java can be found in C#. Strong typing. Automatic garbage collection. Interfaces. Introspection... As the author mentions, C# came out in 2000, while Java did so in 96. Those 4 years let C#'s designers effectively make it a superset of Java. Some of you who might be tempted to read this book will be Java programmers. Well, as a Java programmer, I'd have to say that if you like Java, then intrinsically, you should also like C#. If you have to shift, for career reasons perhaps, then this book might be reassuring. You can re-express your expertise in C# with relatively little effort. The syntax is not too dis-similar. Likewise, the code snippets, necessarily short though they are, will probably follow the same logical ordering as in Java.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.