Mastering Visual C# .NET
||Author: Jason Price, Mike Gunderloy|
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Publisher: Sybex (20 August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 66,071
Average Customer Rating: 3.91 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Poor poor book
This is the worst C# book I have read.
The book contains factual errors is poorly constructed and is only for the novice. Plus if you are a novice it is not a particularly good novice book either.
I ordered this book mid December (prior to some other negative posts) when I recieved the book I mentioned it to a friend and he lent me his C# a complete reference. I therefore had the unique opportunity of reading them more or less in parrallel.
If you want a book to move from any other programming language to .Net then try C# a complete reference. I do not think it is complete but it is much better than this book. There may be better books out there for an experienced programmer moving to C# if there are I have not yet seen them.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is the far distance best book of i got 3 C# books.
I got Petzold's Programming Windows with C# what i was very disappointed that is only confined to Graphis concepts.
This books covers nearly all concepts of programming .net like Multi threading. Or XML , ASP .
All chapters are chosen on good topics and well explained.
That is a very good book to learn C#.
If you know C++ it is makes it very easy to learn C#...
Rating: 1 out of 5
Shallow and poor on examples
The volume of the book is unnecessarily big due to repeated examples. The author introduces an element/syntax and repeates the previous example all over again with the new element. The quality of the examples isn't very good either such as car class derives from engine class. These kind of examples may be good for very beginners(i doubt that too) but take away the interest of a learned programmer who doesn't like to be fed with such basic stuff. As far as the coverage of C# is concerned its very basic without much conceptual depth. Chapter on SQL basics is unneceessary too since this book is about C# and not for introducing concepts which are unrelated to the subject. In nutshell, this book does not have any repeat value which will make you refer or read it again for real world problems.
Take a quick look at it in a book store before buying rather going by positive reviews only.
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