beginning C#

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    Question beginning C#

    Earlier I made a post asking for if I should start with C++ or C first... Now, I'm going to college to study application development in 1 year (maybe 2) and since most colleges teach C#, I would like to begin learning C# instead of C++ or C. It also seems a bit easier to learn.


    I have experience in PHP and VB, though I forgot most of it.

    I'm looking for a book for beginning programmers, where I can learn the basics of C#. Eventually I'd like to be able to use the XNA game studio for C#, but first I just want the basics and be able to read, understand and program code.

    What book do you people recommend?

    I've seen Head First C# get alot of recommendations, but I also read that there are alot of errors in the given code, leaving alot of readers with alot of questions and no progress. This book also seems a bit intimidating due to its size.

    tl;dr: Good beginners C# book?

    Sincerely,
    Dennis

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    Any book with errors from a decent publisher, like O'Reilly and the Head First series, will have published errata online for just this purpose.

    Any decent beginner book will be large. Almost every software development book is large. If you're intimidated by the size of books, then you're getting into the wrong field.

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    I seriously doubt any of the errors in any of the C# books are so glaring as to prevent you from learning the language. No book is perfect.

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    Hi all,

    I've got a task from my teacher. We're working on an C#.NET application that makes it possible to send free SMS through a gateway. I found an information and a gateway on that page (url removed by nvoigt) that seems to be working for as the engine. Here a C#.NET SMS demo project is provided with full source code. Do you have any suggestions to my project? Any useful idea?

    Many Thanks

    Sam

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    Hi all,

    I've got a task from my teacher. We're working on an C# application that makes it possible to send free SMS through a gateway. I found an information and a gateway on that page: url removed by nvoigt that seems to be working. Here a C#.NET SMS demo project is provided with full source code. Do you have any suggestions to my project? Any useful idea?

    Many Thanks

    Mike

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    I've removed your URLs because you behave like a spam-bot. Post this wording again and I'll ban you. If you have a question, ask it in you own words.
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    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

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