Synopses & Reviews
This book is for anyone who wants to write good C# code?even if you have never programmed before. Writing good code can be a challenge?there are so many options, especially in a .NET language like C#. If you want to really get the best from a programming language, you need to know which features work best in which situations, and understand their strengths and weaknesses. It is this understanding that makes the difference between coding and coding well.
Beginning C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition has been written to teach you how to use the C# programming language to solve problems. From the earliest chapters and?the first introductory concepts, you?ll be looking at real?world programming challenges and learning how C# can be used to overcome them. As you progress through the book, the problems become more involved and interesting, while the solutions become correspondingly more complex and powerful as C# features interact to achieve the results that you want.
This second edition has been revised and improved to now include the SQL Server 2008 release and explain how you can integrate SQL Server 2008 with your C# applications.
By the time you?ve finished reading this book and worked through the sample exercises, you?ll be a confident and very competent C# programmer. You will still have many explorations of the .NET Framework API to look forward to, but you will have a firm foundation to build from, and you will know exactly where to go to find the things that you need to progress confidently in your projects. What you?ll learn Everything to get you started with C# 2008 from scratch?from installing the tools to writing your first applications. The core concepts of .NET 3.5 programming: from decision trees to data structures, from exceptions to lambda expressions, and from objects to components. Learn what LINQ is, why functional programming can be important, how generics make your life easier, and much, much, more Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who's just starting out to learn about C#. It doesn't assume any prior knowledge of object-oriented programming, of the .NET Framework, or of coding in general. It simply assumes that you're an intelligent person who wants to learn and starts the journey from there.
About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from novice to professional. You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know--but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there--it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory Related Titles Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers: From Novice to Professional
T he first computer programming book I read was entitled Programming Windows 3.0 by Charles Petzold. This was around the time when Microsoft Windows 3.0 (circa 1992) once and for all showed the industry that Microsoft was a company with a future. Writing code for Windows back then was complicated by many things: lack of documentation, 16-bit architecture, and the necessity of buying a compiler separate from the software development kit (SDK). Charles s book tied everything together and solved the problem of how to write a program for Windows. Now the problems are quite the opposite: we have too much documentation, we have 64-bit architectures, and everything including the kitchen sink is thrown into a development environment. Now we need to figure out what we actually need. We have too many options too many ways to solve the same problem. What I am trying to do with this book is the same thing that Charles did for me when I first started out, and that was to help me figure out what I needed to write code. This book is about explaining the C# programming language in the context of solving pr- lems. C# has become a sophisticated programming language that can achieve many goals, but you are left wondering what techniques to use when. This book is here to answer your questions."
For anyone who's learning about C#, this book doesn't assume any prior knowledge of programming, of the .NET Framework, or of coding in general. It simply assumes that the reader is an intelligent person who wants to learn standard and important technology from the ground up.
Updated to the brand new SQL Server 2008 release from Microsoft this year, this book allows new programmers to enter the large and vibrant development community of .NET 3.5 who are eager for new techniques and ideas. The latest version, .NET 3.5, was released in November 2007 with its sister products, SQL Server 2008 and the ADO.NET Entity Framework releasing in summer 2008, also included in this new edition.
Beginning C# 2008, Second Edition, is an expansion and update of Apressa (TM)s existing Beginning C# 2008 book, written by the same author in the same focused style. It aims to teach novice programmers everything they need to know in order to use the new .NET 3.5 Framework to their best advantage.
We are also taking this opportunity to revise the booka (TM)s content in light of reader feedback to ensure it is tailored to the ever changing needs of the novice developer community.