A "must-have" C# Book

Oh that programming book problem !
There are lots of programming books in local/online book stores, picking the right book for yourself is a real tough work for customers. Unfortunately most of books are just made of copy/pasted programming codes without any meaning. However, more than codes, getting the logic of programming/ software engineering matters more.  And some professional software engineers/ or programmers thinking they can write a book with their huge knowledge of programming. On the contrary, most of professional programmers are totally bad educators, and there is nothing surprising with that. Because educating is a different talent itself.

If you could pass the level of picking the right writer, you have another problem ; Is that writer's book fitting you ?  Unluckily, lots of customers picking wrong programming books and as a result; we just come across lots of people (students, mostly) complaining about the books and the writers in forums.

Criterias Matter

I beleive there are 3 import criterias for picking the wright programming book for yourself ;

1- Writer
  •     Writer' e knowledge,
  •      Experience,
  •      Talent of educating,
  •     Talent of expressing,
  •     Power of the language,
  •     Abstraction power ; always it is the most effective way of learning.
2- Level of the book
  •       Is that book fitting you ? ; level matters - beginner, intermediate..etc
  •       Is that an updated book ? ; a book just focused on Framework 3.0 when there is Fw 4.0 around.
  •       Format and template of the book ;  else reading can be a torture for you.

3- Examples and the Code
  • More examples and the codes better learning level.
  • I am not talking about the ocean of the codes; I am talking about the abstracted examples here.
Programming books are usually expensive books, that is why it is always better to search about the books before picking a random one. 

And which one is that C# book ?

Well, yet i have not been able to talk about the C# topic ;
There is a C# book fitting all those criterias well, and moreover it is not just for beginners or professionals, it is a book for every one. You may be a person who wants to learn C# or a professional who wants to get more tricks about .Net Framework 4.0, this book is the best option for you. And it has a great writer with a real easy to understand language and high level of knowladge/ experience. I am talking about ; Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform  (Fifth Edition - at the moment) by Apress  - well I have never seen an unsatisfaying Apress book before. Last year, I read this book on .Net 3.0 Platform and I were impressed alot but with the last revisions and .Net 4.0, It has just been a must-have book for all C# people (lol) . 

This book is for anyone with some software development experience who is interested in the new .NET Framework 4 and the C# language. Whether you are moving to .NET for the first time or are already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.5, this book will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the new technology and serve as a complete reference throughout your coding career.
The book is 1752 pages (whooa !) but do not worry you can not even understand how time passed and you complete all book. Andrew Troelsen - the writer of the book - has a real strong language and shared lots of examples which are not boring you at all. And this book is a great reference book, you are going to turn the pages whenever you need. 

Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform is a must-have C# book !

Let's talk about the writer some ;

Andrew Troelsen is a partner, trainer, and consultant at Intertech-Inc., and is a leading authority on both .NET and COM. His book Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform won the prestigious 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award and is now in its third edition. Also of note are his earlier five-star treatment of traditional COM in the bestselling Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL mirrored in his book, COM and .NET Interoperability, and his top-notch investigation of VB .NET in Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide. Troelsen has a degree in mathematical linguistics and South Asian studies from the University of Minnesota and is a frequent speaker at numerous .NET-related conferences. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Amanda, and spends his free time investigating .NET and waiting for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup.
Last words and the Price

I definately recommend this book to everyone related with C#. At the moment it is 40$ at Amazon but absolutely it worths that.

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