PDA

View Full Version : [Question(s)] Any C# book recommendations?



devilDroid
01-16-2009, 10:58 AM
I use Visual Studio at work. However, since I'm self-taught and only do front-end development (user interfaces), I have some serious gaps--like The Big Picture--in my programming knowledge.

I'm planning to order this book,C# 3.0 Unleashed: With the .NET Framework 3.5, today. Does anybody have other C# book or resource recommendations? Are there any robotics-specific C# books out there?

devilDroid
01-16-2009, 11:03 AM
Here's a link to the first chapter of the C# 3.0 Unleashed: With the .NET Framework 3.5 book: http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=080093 (http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=080093)

DresnerRobotics
01-16-2009, 11:15 AM
I used "Sam's Teach Yourself Visual C# 2008 in 24 Hours" and it was quite informative for me, having no previous C# or .NET experience. Really solid book.

If you already use Visual Studio you'd probably want to skip the first few chapters.

MikeG
01-16-2009, 02:39 PM
The book you selected, C# 3.0 Unleashed: With the .NET Framework 3.5, looks like a good reference.

You might consider looking at patterns like Model-View-Controller (MVC) or n-tier architecture.

devilDroid
01-16-2009, 02:51 PM
I used "Sam's Teach Yourself Visual C# 2008 in 24 Hours" and it was quite informative for me, having no previous C# or .NET experience. Really solid book.

If you already use Visual Studio you'd probably want to skip the first few chapters.

I'll look into it. Thanks!

Adrenalynn
01-16-2009, 02:54 PM
My picks:
.NET 2.0 Networking Projects - a cookbook, lots of robot applicability
Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform - reference book

We really need a forum.FAQ...

devilDroid
01-16-2009, 02:55 PM
The book you selected, C# 3.0 Unleashed: With the .NET Framework 3.5, looks like a good reference.

You might consider looking at patterns like Model-View-Controller (MVC) or n-tier architecture.

Thanks for taking a quick look a the Unleashed book.

You're right that I should keep architecture patterns in mind. I'm familiar with the ones that you mentioned from the division of labor here at work. What I really need right now, though, is "how," especially from a start-to-end perspective.

It would be nice to find a book that was nuts & bolts, but with the exercises laid out to follow good form.

devilDroid
01-16-2009, 02:57 PM
My picks:
.NET 2.0 Networking Projects - a cookbook, lots of robot applicability
Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform - reference book

We really need a forum.FAQ...

So true.

Thanks!

Adrenalynn
01-16-2009, 03:01 PM
It would be nice to find a book that was nuts & bolts, but with the exercises laid out to follow good form.

That's what the ".NET 2.0 Networking Projects" is.

sam
01-17-2009, 02:49 PM
That's what the ".NET 2.0 Networking Projects" is.

I've looked for it and all I can find is "Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects". I just want to make sure it's the same thing... :o

Adrenalynn
01-17-2009, 03:19 PM
Sorry, yeah. That's it. I was going from memory. The "Practical" is very small on the spine. Sometimes having a "photographic" memory messes one up that way.

Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects by Wei-Meng Lee
published by Apress
ISBN-13: 978-1-59059-790-3
ISBN-10: 1-59059-790-7

Shelved in: .NET

User level: Beginner-Intermediate

devilDroid
01-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Too bad there's not a Practical .NET 3.5 Networking Projects book. :(

Adrenalynn
01-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Doesn't really matter. Just more library functions you'll never use anyway... ;)

devilDroid
01-19-2009, 11:32 AM
Doesn't really matter. Just more library functions you'll never use anyway... ;)

Cool. I'll order it after I've slogged my way through the Unleashed book. Thanks!