Series: In a Nutshell
Paperback: 1136 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 6 edition (November 26, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Let's be clear, this is a book on C# 6 and not .NET Framework 4.6. On the cover it states the book covers .NET Framework 4.6 but it only gives a very general overview of it. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because it means the lion share of this huge 1000+ page nutshell is dedicated to the C# language. In addition to an overview section, many of the individual sections cover elements of .NET Framework 4.6 but not deeply.Other books that cover .NET in greater detail, in addition to covering C#, are far too big. For example, the Apress book "C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Framework" by Andrew Troelsen is a 1700+ page book that weighs 5.5 pounds!! This O'Reilly Nutshell book goes deeper into C# than the aforementioned tome. C# and .NET are both deep subjects that should be covered in separate books.One reason I often shy away from the O'Reilly 'Nutshell' series of books is because the pages are smaller and as a consequence, the font is also small. It's not easy to read code when it's printed this small.This book also has a very handy pocket reference that's sold separately here on . I keep the full length book at home and take pocket reference to work.
Having owned the 5.0 version of this book I already knew the quality of the book. The 6.0 version follows same excellent commentary, format etc. I've also read new non-6.0 specific content that I think is very good. For example I believe their discussion on RT is the most honest and factual information around.
This is the third version of C# in a Nutshell that I've purchased. The Albahari's do a great job of concisely explaining all aspects of the latest version of C#. Sure the Internet has lots of snippets of how to do things in C#, but this is a great go-to source for not only those, but why things work that way, and often recommendations of which of the many different ways to do something is preferable.
Everybody knows about this book. Have it always close to you.
This is a great reference and it's easier to flip to the index of this book than using Google sometimes. Though we all know StackOverFlow is king.
Took me a while to understand how this book is written, but it is a great book and very helpful. I would not recommend this for first-timers.
Absolutely one of the best books on the subject! As reference, or as a cover-to-cover read.
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