Tuesday, May 1, 2012

C# Books

For those who are new at C#, or those who want to expand their knowledge of the C# language, I would recommend the book "Illustrated C# 2010" by Daniel Solis (technically I own the 2008 and 2005 versions, but their both excellent). 

Why do I like this book so much?  I've purchased more books in my life time than I care to admit.  I have a habit of buying books on a subject when I get stuck on a problem.  Then discovering that the book I bought doesn't quiet have enough detail.  So I buy another book.  Then another book.  I have .NET books like crazy.  I think I've browsed through them a couple times, maybe gleaned some intelligence from a couple of chapters and that's it. 

This book, however, is not one of those 900 page, difficult to hold books.  It's convenient.  It's detailed.  It has a lot of really detailed information in it.  Is it about visual studio?  No.  Can you gain enough knowledge about delegates to be useful.  Yes.  This is an excellent book to just sit and read.  It's also an excellent reference.