- Paperback: 556 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (May 12, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470261293
- ISBN-13: 978-0470261293
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,836,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beginning C# 3.0: An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 1st Edition
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About the Author
Dr. Jack Purdum started his programming career on an IBM 360 mainframe as a graduate student in the 1960s. In the mid - 1970s, he became interested in software development for microcomputers, and he founded his own software development company (Ecosoft, Inc.) in 1977. The company ’ s main product was a statistics package (Microstat) that he wanted to rewrite in a new language called C. Lacking a suitable C compiler, Dr. Purdum ’ s company developed its own MS - DOS - based C compiler and other programming tools. He has been involved with language instruction ever since. Dr. Purdum has authored 15 texts and numerous programming articles and has received several teaching awards. He is currently on the cusp of retirement from Purdue University ’ s College of Technology.
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Dr. Purdam on the other hand KNOWS the subject of Object Oriented Programming on a granular level and his teaching experience shines through in this book. He has the ability to explain complex subject matter in plain English in a way that a Beginner can firmly grasp!! It's like he can predict what questions you have in your head b/c two paragraphs later they are answered and examples given.
I am thoroughly impressed with Dr. Purdum and this book! He never forgets that he is indeed writing for a Beginner. So many previous authors I've read on this subject often do forget even though their books claim they are beginner level. Usually half way through you still don't know what the h#(( is going on.
If you are new to OOP or experienced but never feel like you truly "GOT" the subject then check out this book. The guy is a genius in his way of teaching. My only wish is that he wrote more books in other areas of programming;)!
BRAVO Dr. Purdum!!
Despite this fact, I found that this book was amazing.
It explains clearly from scratch how to write serious programs using difficult concepts of object oriented programming.
This book is the perfect balance between theory and practice in order to understand perfectly OOP and C# language.
I have read dozens of IT books in my professional life but I need to admit that this book is a must.
Any beginning programmer who follow seriously each step of this book will be able to understand and use OOP and C#.
This book is from my opinion an excellent book for everybody : Beginners as experienced programmers who want to learn C#.
I need to congratulate Mr.Purdum for this masterpiece and I hope he will write another book which will go on building on the strong foundation of this book.
For example a real business software application described step by step would be a great asset for the whole C# community of programmers.
Anyway this book is really a must.
The only con I can give is that the examples become increasingly more complicated, compounding most of the book's concepts while often introducing several new ones at once. While this is somewhat expected, I would have liked to see a few additional, simple, examples as new concepts were being introduced (Chapter 12 immediately comes to mind...introducing generics, recursion, and interfaces in one example).
The Wrox website is a great source of info (code samples, forums, etc). I stumbled upon the forums for this particular book one afternoon and found that the author was personally answering nearly every question that was posted. That said, if Dr. Purdum wrote an intermediate C# book, I would snatch it up immediately.
If you are new to software, it is probably a good fit for you.
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