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Print Length: 160 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1518800270
Publisher: Learn Coding Fast; 1 edition (October 20, 2015)
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
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I am 74, not a recommend age to start learning programming. Did a lot of programming back at the time of VisualBasic 1 thru 3 and then decided there were more interesting things... I am now a SOA specialist and I have decided it is time to start programming again, with a more modern tool and chose .Net C#. I intend to start writing web services (soon) :).The book I am reviewing has turned out to be perfect: I now understand OOP quite clearly as implemented by C# and I love debugging step by step the code which comes with the book. It makes everything so clear.the book makes sure every single line of code is explained. I am now adding my own comments, step by step into the code (can't rely much any more on the old neurons) and feel I am progressing quite steadily. Isn't this what a beginner's book should be about?Make sure to comment a copy of the code since for some reason, a nasty "Error CS0501 'Program.Main(string)' must declare a body because it is not marked abstract, extern, or partial" has begun appearing in the code :(Will keep updating this post.Update: Although I was aware of it, I failed to mention that the error mentioned above had nothing to do with the author's code -which presents no mistake that I am aware of - but rather came from my fiddling with the code. The error disappeared without explanation:)
Of course, if I am writing a review on a beginner book on C#, that suggests that I am a novice at C#, so what would I know about it? But I can tell if a book is clear, concise, well laid out, well written, accurate, etc. Compared to other books I have read in this price range and category, this is totally superior. It has an index, page numbers, good examples, well chosen content, and presented in reasonable order as to building of content. And the code is well laid out on the page also - not confusing to read.I even contacted Jamie, the author, who is extremely personable and actively involved in making any improvements to make this the best publication on the market.If you are going to get a first book on C#, I would put this at the top of the list. Until I read this book I was thinking of writing my own because of the huge incompetence or indifference as to accuracy, etc. that I have found in other entry-level publications to C#. Like I said, I am a novice, but I still thought I could write a better book than others have done - until Jamie's book.Of course, you are not going to learn C# Well in One Day - perhaps if you have a photographic memory or better. So, perhaps the title is misleading. Don't let the title throw you off though. It is a great publication.
If you are a beginning programmer wanting to learn .NET windows programming, this book is the perfect introduction to C#. It is too basic for experienced programmers, but it is easy to follow and all the concepts are explained very well. I can highly recommend this book for someone just starting out with C# programming.
I'm currently a Sophomore student in high school and I'm finding the language extremely easy to pick up, the author is fantastic at explaining in detail without overwhelming you with easy to forget information, within the first twenty pages the author engages you by guiding to through step by step towards coding your first program which easily took me five minutes to do.
I am reasonably knowledgeable programmer with expertise in Python and basic knowledge of C and Java. I have an idea for a Windows project and wanted to see if I could learn the basics of C#. My hope is that pre-existing programming knowledge will help jump start my learning.I started on the book last night and so far have been impressed. Remember, this book costs $2.99 as a Kindle eBook and so my expectations were limited. It is far better than expected and I have been enjoying it.The book is more basic than I what I would typically need because it talks about stuff variables and defines x = y and what that means. I am sure that this would be helpful for the total newbie, but it is unnecessary for me. That said, I am learning stuff about C# and am only a couple of chapters in. My hope is that it gets more advanced as the book progresses.In summary, this book is a good deal and seems particularly well suited to programming newbies. That is not me, but I appreciate it for what it is and find that it is hard to beat for the price.
You will learn enough after a short time to compile basic, console apps - but the title is a bit of a stretch. It takes constant practice to get good at anything - especially something like programming. Following the examples provided (which are excellent) is easy, but truly understanding object oriented concepts and how to design your own classes will take much longer than a day.Most programming books try to teach you every detail on every subject - which makes them pretty dry and you quickly get overloaded. This book takes the opposite approach by covering a lot of ground giving only enough detail to get started. This allows you to see the big picture quickly, rather than forget the start of the chapter that was 100 pages ago. This is a really effective approach IMHO. Once you have a start, you fill in the detail with another book, or using MSDN, StackOverflow etc as you write your own code. It really does only cover the basics, so you will need another book to cover working with data sources etc (but what did you expect in so few pages)The end-to-end walkthrough is really effective at tying all of the content together. My only recommendation to the author would be to pose this as a problem for the user to solve, with a few hints, and then the solution. I did it this way, and it forced me to think about it more, and look up the things I thought I knew. Got a lot more out of it that way than just reading the solution. Great book.