Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours
||Author: James D. Foxall, Wendy Haro-Chun|
List Price: $29.99
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Publisher: SAMS (13 March, 2002)
Sales Rank: 273,824
Average Customer Rating: 4.44 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Good for Beginners
This is a very good book if you have no previous C# experience. I decided to read this book after reading Sams Teach Yourself C# in 21 Days and I found that all the programming concepts were review. I did like this book's focus on the Visual Studio .NET IDE and Windows forms, though. It shows you some basics on using list views, tree views, etc. which Teach Yourself C# in 21 Days completely skips. If you're looking for some simple Windows form concepts or if you're looking to learn C# with no programming experience, this is a good book, but people with C# experience and some Windows forms experience can definitely skip it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
A great introduction to C#.
I came to C# in 24 hours with a background in programming and management of the software development process. The book is easy to read, is well organized with helpful exercises for each hour (chapter). It contains essential information about the language that is missing from the core reference works. I will keep it on my bookshelf for ready reference.
I asked James Foxall a few questions via email and he answered them promptly and with excellent care.
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is really Teach Yourself Visual Studio and little C#
The book is excellent for beginners who have never seen an IDE before. The author uses the term C# where he should use the term "Visual Studio .NET" instead. C# is a programming language. For instance, the second chapter is titled "Navigating C#" but he really talks about navigating the IDE. I suspect a search-replace of C# to VB.NET you could convert it into a VB.NET book.
(of course with a bit more than that).
I was looking for a book to quickly learn the LANGUAGE C#, not a study of Visual Studio .NET, which takes all of about 1 hour or less for an experienced software developer to learn. If the title were changed to "Teach Yourself Visual Studio.NET in 24 hours", I'd give it 5 stars.
Bottom line, if you are a C++ or Java software engineer who wants to come up to speed on C#, this is not the book for you.
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