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11th June 2008, 07:12 AM #1
So, I played around with C# a bit and liked it. I am using the C# express edition as I can not afford Visual Studio and I was wondering what do you guys think of the book at Amazon.co.uk: Beginning Microsoft Visual C# 2008 (Wrox Beginning Guides): Karli Watson, Christian Nagel, Jacob Hammer Pedersen, Jon D. Reid, Morgan Skinner, Eric White: Books
11th June 2008, 07:42 AM #2
You may not be eligible, but Microsoft is giving away the full Visual Studio to students at https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/
You need to authenticate to prove you're a student and this is generally done using Shibboleth.
If this isn't available, does your school/college have the MSDN academic alliance licenses? If so and you're on an appropriate course then you are also eligible for the software for free.
11th June 2008, 07:45 AM #3
I have been using that book lately as part of my HND studies- it's a good one!
Originally Posted by My220x
11th June 2008, 07:50 AM #4
I selected UK but my school is not on the list.
11th June 2008, 08:45 AM #5
I like the SAMS series of books and the one I have on Java is pretty good. Microsoft also have a handful of official books and if the size doesn't put you off they're very detailed. C# isn't that hard to pick up so you should be fine with any half-decent book.
11th June 2008, 08:51 AM #6
I have the wrox book, and I don't like it
there is a good free book from microsoft called "Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition - Build a Program Now"
also, for uni I have Deitel - C# How to Program (VBL) but it's not for the faint hearted, expensive but totally authoritive!
11th June 2008, 10:01 AM #7
What dont you like about the book?
Originally Posted by StewartKnight
11th June 2008, 12:39 PM #8
Unfortunately, that means that your school probably hasn't got a Shibboleth identity system set up.
Originally Posted by My220x
MS launched this initiative which depends on Shib but don't seem to be doing anything to support setting it up for schools and colleges (it's quite fiddly!)
15th June 2008, 11:21 PM #9
That's fine.. I've got VS on a PC and VSE on a laptop and having written lots of seriously geeky code there a) are no projects I can't pick up and move between them, b) is nothing I've needed to do that I can't do just as easily on VSE.
I am using the C# express edition as I can not afford Visual Studio
16th June 2008, 06:53 AM #10
How about 'Fundamentals of Java programming' after all c# is really just a java clone
16th June 2008, 07:07 AM #11
I have allot of books here on PC aimed at C# and visual studio and various other launguages. all in PDF.
anyone wants to grab them let me know.
16th June 2008, 04:36 PM #12
- Rep Power
i prefer the microsoft press books! really nice, slowly moves through the diffrent things..i recommend!
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