Beginning C# 2008: From Novice to Professional

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This book is for anyone who wants to write good C# 2008 code—even if you have never programmed before.

Writing good code can be a challenge. There are so many options, especially in a language like C#. If you want to really get the best from a programming language, you need to know which features work best in which situations and understand their strengths and weaknesses. It is this understanding that makes the difference between coding and ...

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Overview

This book is for anyone who wants to write good C# 2008 code—even if you have never programmed before.

Writing good code can be a challenge. There are so many options, especially in a language like C#. If you want to really get the best from a programming language, you need to know which features work best in which situations and understand their strengths and weaknesses. It is this understanding that makes the difference between coding and coding well.

Beginning C# 2008 has been written to teach you how to use the C# programming language to solve problems. From the earliest chapters, and from the first introductory concepts, you'll be looking at real-world programming challenges and learning how C# can be used to overcome them. As you progress through the book, the problems become more involved and interesting, while the solutions become correspondingly more complex and powerful as C# features interact to achieve the results that you want.

By the time you've finished reading this book and worked through the sample exercises, you'll be a confident and very competent C# programmer. You will still have many explorations of the .NET Framework API to look forward to in your future career, but you will have a firm foundation to build from and you will know exactly where to go to find the things that you need to progress confidently in your projects.

Christian Gross is dedicated to helping his readers understand every detail of Beginning C# 2008.You can contact him via Skype (christianhgross) if you have bought this book and have a question about something he discusses. If Christian is available when you contact him, he will even try to answer you right away!

What you’ll learn

  • Everything to get you started with C# 2008 from scratch—from installing the tools to writing your first applications
  • All the core concepts of .NET 3.5 programming: from decision trees to data structures, exceptions to lambda expressions and from objects to components
  • Learn what LINQ is, why functional programming can be important, how generics make your life easier and much, much, more!

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who's just starting out to learn about C#. It doesn't assume any prior knowledge of object-oriented programming, of the .NET Framework, or of coding in general. It simply assumes that you're an intelligent person who wants to learn and starts the journey from there.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430210337
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Series: From Novice to Professional Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Christian Gross is a consultant with vast experience in the client/server world. He has consulted for Microsoft on DNA solutions, and he has held consulting positions with Daimler Benz, Microsoft, NatWest, and other major corporations. Gross was a contributor to Professional Active Server Pages, Professional SQL Server 6.5 Administration, Professional NT Internet Information Server Administration, and Programming Microsoft Windows 2000 Unleashed. He is the author of A Programmer's Introduction to Windows DNA.
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  • Posted March 22, 2010

    Very Disappointed

    After reading 2 chapters I put it down and will seek a different publisher/author.

    I was confused with code structure diagrams referenced by the text. After struggling to understand, an experienced friend pointed out the ballooned comments in the coded diagrams were not correctly aligned the syntax structure of the code. This would not be a problem for anyone experienced in current code language however, the beginner will definitely be lost as I was. Reading the content again after this discovery made a huge difference. It is shame a simple print alignment error destroys the value of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    NOT FOR BEGINNERS!

    It might be for professional programmers just beginning with C#, but if you are new to programming in general, this is not the book.
    Try Microsoft step by step C# by John Sharp. then maybe this book. I still have trouble understanding hwta this guy is talking about, he assumes the reader has morre knowledge, should not be titled beginning.
    Very vague. Terrible code examples, and the e-book is an extra charge at the publisher site!

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    Posted May 5, 2010

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