C# 5.0 Unleashed 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Bart J.F. De Smet is a software development engineer on Microsoft’s Cloud Programmability Team, an avid blogger, and a popular speaker at various international conferences. In his current role, he’s actively involved in the design and implementation of Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) and on an extended “LINQ to Anything” mission. You can read about Bart’s technical adventures on his blog at http://blogs.bartdesmet.net/bart.
His main interests include programming languages, virtual machines and runtimes, functional programming, and all sorts of theoretical foundations. In his spare time, Bart likes to go out for a hike in the wonderful nature around Seattle, read technical books, and catch up on his game of snooker.
Before joining the company in October 2007, Bart was active in the .NET community as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for C#, while completing his Bachelor of Informatics, Master of Informatics, and Master of Computer Science Engineering studies at Ghent University, Belgium.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00CECCFUA
- Publisher : Sams Publishing; 1st edition (April 17, 2013)
- Publication date : April 17, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 198460 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 1689 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,131,662 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So I picked the Jon Skeet's C# In Depth book, started reading, got confused in the middle of the topic...Then switched to Albahari's C# book, read the same topic, didn't get confused but when I was looking at practical examples at work still I couldn't apply what I had learned, ..then got this book and started reading the same topic,..everything started making sense now :)
For example almost any C# text you want to read about delegates it says it is like Function Pointers in C language...but none of them explain what is a function pointer to begin with! This book does.
Now I am reading this book and after reading each topic and understanding it from this book, you can move back to Jon Skeet's book to know the ins and out and super details about everything in that topic..but if you start with that book you will be confused in the middle of the way...
I found it not to have enough focus in some places otherwise great in-depth journey in the world of .NET and C# 5.0.
For reference purposes I would recommend C# 5.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference by Albahari.
Having a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, I have yet to get to the "meat" of the book, and am already 80+ pages in. Seems like it would be a good reference book for an expert programmer, or an extremely patient reader looking to commit his/her life to coding. I skimmed through other parts, and didn't really find "step-by-step" exercises as promised early on. I still find myself resorting to codeacademy.com to get my "hands dirty".
I'll keep reading, and if anything changes all of a sudden, I'll be sure to update this review.
Top reviews from other countries
This book is the "superbible" of C#. Even with the release of C# 6.0, this is what I believe still the best book to date. It is very thorough, and covers every little detail about the language. This raises the question: "is this the book I need?".
I would say yes, if you:
a) love learning/studying
b) want to become an expert in the field
d) need a reference book that you won't read from start to end
If you just want to learn the language and get started practically, I would opt for other options.
I also want to point out that it IS possible for readers without programming background to read this. You just have to dedicate time to it, meaning: Do not skip chapters!
Personally, I will read the entire book, but in time. With its 1700 pages it's not something you finish in a few days. Above that, every page is very dense.
Props to the author for writing this. He clearly knows his stuff and made us very happy :)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2017