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Author/s : John Sharp Jon Jagger
Publisher : Microsoft Press
Category : Other
Review by : Thomas Paul
Rating : 7 horseshoes

This book is geared for the person who is either a novice programmer or is new
to object oriented programming. Anyone who is migrating from another language
such as C++ or Java would be better served by choosing the Microsoft Press Core
Reference book. This book takes a leisurely pace through C# and Visual Studio.
Each chapter introduces a concept and then takes you through a step-by-step
demonstration in Visual Studio of a program using that concept. Beyond the
basics of C#, the book also covers such topics and ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and web
services. It includes a brief tutorial on XML as well. The book does not cover
each topic in great depth and some topics are left out (I/O, for example) but
for someone with little or no experience the pace and the material covered is
about perfect. Overall the book is well done. The book makes it easy for the
novice to learn C#. The lessons are well designed to help the reader understand
the material that was just covered. The authors' pace is perfect for a
self-study course and should allow you to learn the material without much
struggle. If you have experience then you will probably want to look elsewhere,
perhaps to the Core Reference or the O'Reilly book. You should note that this
book is very much a "hands on" book so you will need a copy of Visual Studio or
Visual C#.NET to make it worthwhile.

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