Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Course Technology; 6 edition (June 3, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Visual C# 2015 is Joyce Farrell's update of her earlier Visual C# editions. She writes clearly, and the material is presented in topic by topic order, so that the book could conceivably be used later as a reference, although not for advanced topics. The intended audience is a student one -- who else would pay the book's outrageous price but students compelled to buy it on the behest of their instructor?The book has NO coverage of database access. This was a show-stopper for me and will likely be so for the many others whose intended target is building database-enabled applications. So too the book's over-the-top price.In a few weeks there should be several competing Visual C# 2015 books available at 25% of the price of the Farrell book. For those who can wait, I suggest they do so, unless they have money to burn.(5 stars for clarity of writing, 1 star for value, 3 stars for coverage, given the lack of a chapter on database access; overall rating, 3 stars)
Book was in good condition despite being used. I'm not sure if a CD was originally included or not but the book is written well.
Excellent book. Shipped quickly and with no damage at all. Highly recommended.