- File Size: 14075 KB
- Print Length: 747 pages
- Publisher: Burning Teddy; 2 edition (November 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0076RMPGM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,110 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Beginning C# Programming with XNA Game Studio Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
While you learn everything you need in the Coursera course, this books adds additional information, tips and techniques that can improve your understanding and fills in some blanks from the course.
If you aren't doing the Coursera course then this book can still teach you the basics of C# programming and XNA. Even though XNA is on its way out and Microsoft looking into other things, this will give you a quick entry into C# used for games. From there you can take it further without XNA with the likes of Unity with less friction into getting into it.
I found that the way the writer would put off the concepts and ideas behind a test to my patients. For example the section of creating your own classes was continuously put off which I found kind of frustrating, at several points in the book he would go into details about the classes that he had already created and covered them from a birds eye view stand point. Where this is great for conceptualizing and giving users an idea of how the classes are used, I like to jump in an get my hands dirty it's the best way to learn for me. If you are the type of person that can read something and really understand the concept then this shouldn't hinder your purchasing choice in the least. If you are like me and you like to jump in head first I still think you should give the book a try, you can always go back over and iron out the parts that kind of left you in the dust.
All in all this is a pretty good book to get you started into game development in C# and I believe the writer did an excellent job and it is definitely worth a read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for those not familiar with XNA game programming. I also took the Author's Coursera course on beginning game development and found the book to be very helpful.Published 13 months ago by Paul Haninger
This is a pretty dated bookas XNaa is no longer being developed by Microsoft. However, readers can still pick up some basic c# coding skills from this book.Published 17 months ago by baby_blue
Good educational way of learning C#, with practical examplesPublished 18 months ago by hannes nyberg
The book came packaged very carefully and was in excellent shape. Much appreciated!Published 18 months ago by The Editor
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