Wednesday, June 18, 2008

[Computer Science] Beginning Microsoft Visual C# 2008 (Wrox Beginning Guides)

By Karli Watson, Christian Nagel, Jacob Hammer Pedersen, Jon D. Reid, Morgan Skinner, Eric White
Publisher: Wrox
Number Of Pages: 1344
Publication Date: 2008-05-05
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 047019135X
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780470191354
Binding: Paperback

The book is aimed at novice programmers who wish to learn programming with C# and the .NET framework. The book starts with absolute programming basics. It then moves into Web and Windows programming, data access (databases and XML), and more advanced technologies such as graphics programming with GDI and basic networking. The book is divided into sections including:
The C# Language: Basic language skills using console application. Content moves from the absolute basics to fairly involved OOP skills. Windows Vista Programming: Using basic Windows applications, reinforcing earlier OOP and debugging skills. Web Programming: Putting together basic Web applications, highlighting differences between Web and Windows programming. Data Access: Accessing all kinds of data sources from Web and Windows applications, including SQL usage, XML, file system data, and Web Services. Additional Techniques: "The fun stuff", including Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Workflow, Windows Communication Foundation, GDI , networking, Windows Services, and so on. The book makes complicated subjects seem easy to learn, and it inspires readers to investigate areas further on their own by providing references to additional material, and exercise questions that require significant effort and personal research to complete.
Summary: wrox Beginning C#Rating: 4
This is a super book for those of us who have never programmed, or who started programming using another language like Visual Basic. It has helpful articles, and lots of hints if one gets stuck. It's easy to read, and lacks the boreing quality of many text books.
Summary: Visual C# 2008 ReviewRating: 3
It is a good book for beginner. But Don't expect much from it, It may not go into greater details and will leave you at mercy of MSDN.

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