Thread: C# Book Recommendations

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    C# Book Recommendations

    I'm interested in learning C# but I'm the kind of person who prefers learning from a tangible book rather than multiple sources scattered around the web. I prefer to use those as secondary sources.

    I have some experience with the C language. I can write simple programs with user defined functions and understand the basic construction of a C program, however, I still consider myself novice.

    I have absolutely no experience with an object oriented language though. What would you suggest as a good primary source to pick up at say Amazon?

    Any information about reasons for recommending it would be helpful too! Thank you all!

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    You might be surprised how many books on C# might be in your library system if you live in a city. In Queens, there are very seriously at least 20X times as many books on C# as on C, so if this pattern holds else where you are in luck*.

    Anyway, you should cross-post this to the product review forum
    Programming Book and Product Reviews
    as while the title is misleading, part of the original intent was I believe to include inquiries from people looking for reviews of books on topics.

    * I'm not sure how they select books to buy in big modern library systems; I think the librarians themselves have input but I'm also sure years of computer searches are a factor because of this: You cannot search for a book on "C" (or "c"; you would think "C programming" would make this up, but...), but you can search for one on "C++" or "C#". So in Queens Central Library they have at least 2-3000+ computer books of the sort you would find in a computer bookstore (eg, 90% of them are published in the last five years) all together on a (large) set of shelves. There are more than one hundred on C++ but last time I was there, exactly 4 (!) that included "C" in the title. The librarians are trying to deny this of course...
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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