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Murach’s C# 2015 by Anne Boehm and Joel Murach

 
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Title: Murach’s C# 2015
Author(s): Anne Boehm and Joel Murach
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates
Category: C# and .NET


Summary

Mike Murach & Associates wrote:his is the latest edition of our best-selling C# book. It focuses on how to develop professional Windows Forms applications with C#. But along the way, it teaches you the C# language and core skills that you’ll use to develop any C# application...whether for Windows, the web, or mobile devices.




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From the publisher
  • Table of Contents (PDF)
  • Chapter 2: How to design a Windows Forms application (PDF)
  • Chapter 3: How to code and test a Windows Forms application (PDF)
  • Book Applications and Exercises (EXE for Windows or ZIP for any system)



  • Where to get it?
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  • Mike Murach & Associates



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    The book follows the Murach style - on the left pages there is text, on the right pages there are screen shots, code snippets, and short summaries of the text on the left. For experienced programmers it's tempting to skip the entire left pages and focus on the right pages only.

    The authors found themselves in a pickle. Unlike Java, PHP or JavaScript, C# is mostly written with an IDE like Visual Studio. That poses an issue. If you start with explaining the IDE, you'll have to include code that readers won't understand yet. If you start with explaining the code, readers won't be able to execute it yet until the IDE is discussed. The authors have gone for the first approach, giving only a short explanation of the code at first and linking to later chapters for more details. I think they managed it pretty well, but it can still be daunting for beginners.

    The book teaches the essentials so beginning C# developers can start after reading the book. However, for a book that contains 26 chapters and is over 850 pages long, it's surprising how much isn't included. Although I can understand they have chosen to use Visual Studio as the only build tools (omitting the command line tools completely), there are still quite some language features that aren't even mentioned. To name a few:
  • The checked and unchecked keywords, and how to use them.
  • The using keyword when working with resources. Instead they make the reader use more verbose try-finally structures.
  • Attributes.
  • Multi-threading.
  • Pretty much the entire Framework Class Library, apart from the very basics. There isn't even a link to MSDN...

  • I would have preferred to have read a bit more about those subjects.


    I give this book 7 out of 10 horseshoes.

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    Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review.

    A copy of this review can be found at Amazon.co.uk.
     
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    Isn't this a Java forum?
     
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    Zahro Alfelpha wrote:Isn't this a Java forum?


    The url in my address bar says CodeRanch...
     
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    Roel De Nijs wrote:The url in my address bar says CodeRanch...



    You just blew my mind. I had no idea this site expanded beyond Java Ranch. Forgive my ignorance.
     
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