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Of all the C# books that I’ve read, Bill Wagner’s Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C# stands out as one of the best. Each of the 50 topics covered is treated as a short essay and is written in a thought provoking and engaging manner. It also doesn’t matter too much about reading the topics in sequence so it’s easy to pick the book up, browse until you see something that interests you, and start reading. It’s one of the few books that I keep coming back to when I want to read something that might help me become a better developer.

The follow up, More Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C# has finally been published and it arrived on my door mat yesterday. I pre-ordered it well over a year ago when it was due to be published in September 2007. The fact that it’s over a year late is, I suspect, mostly due to Bill having to play catch up with Microsoft as the new book was intended to focus on C# 2.0 but then C# 3.0 came along. The new book covers both versions 2.0 and 3.0.

I’ve only flicked through it and read the first 20 pages but, so far, it looks like a worthy follow up to the original book.


Written by Sea Monkey

October 23, 2008 at 8:30 am

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