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I have completed writing Expert C# 5.0: with the .NET 4.5 Framework book and published on 17th December 2012 by APress publisher. I thought, I would share this information with the codeproject community (please forgive me if this is not the right place to share).
This book is about C# and how does it work and so on. If anyone would like to know more about it please visit the following URLs,
Haha, yes, big time Warcraft fan, since the franchise started back in 1994. Many of the books I've got I bought for work stuff, some others (like the 7 DBs, 7 Languages in 7 weeks ones, Ruby and all non Windows and .NET related) just to poke around and try and learn new stuff, but work has been rough for a couple of weeks and I haven't even started some of those (nor do I see when will I have the time) and the other "97 things" books I first got the programmer's one and saw there were the others, so I bought them to see what they though it was good advice for those roles.
Anyways, like I said, the digital stuff works for me right now, since I've moved around quite a bit in the last 3 years for work reasons and carrying books, music cds, movies and software/games with you can be cumbersome and annoying (not to mention expensive in some cases)
Did the 7 x in 7 weeks and 97 things work for you? They look like you can get a little knowledge on a lot of topics in a short time. The thing I am afraid of is that they provide so little knowledge that you still know near to nothing after 7 weeks, which would be a waste of time. I want to have enough klowledge to help me in my day to day job, but not enough to, for example, write complex business applications.
The 7 DBs one I haven't started yet, and the Languages one I haven't gone any further than the first (which is Ruby). The author states at some point in the beginning that his purpose is to get you to get the feeling and basics of every one of those languages, and it shows, as there are no instructions to get you setup (the author explains why) so you have to look for those bits yourself. So far so good though, it's not like setting up your environment requires proficiency in the arcane arts so it's not a big deal, I'm OK with that compromise. Regarding the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know, well I have only got to the 4th or 5th and so far it's been stuff I've read on blogs or "common sense", but it's OK I still have a lot of the book ahead.
If you are interested in those, should probably check out a preview or, dare I say, download them for "evaluation purposes"
I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive.
The preview looks promising. I especially like that chapter called 'acknowledgements'
I've already spotted some IL too, so I'll be sure to read that when my copy arrives!
Thank you and yes got some time so I can do bit extra stuff for my uni work
Good question and what I would like say,
1. You will find bit interesting when read page 2 (Compilation of a C# Program) in where I tried to explain the C# compilation process with the information regarding IL generation , JIT and so on. Compare to other book regard to this I use proper debugging to show how it works? And many more in Chapter 1.
2. I explain parameter passing with some simple example by showing the memory addresses and how it interact and also you would find what happens with the "this" parameter and many more. Compare to other book I think it is more intuitive.
3. I explain the C# Iterator in depth by explaining the underneath State machine which C# compiler generate for the the Iterator block. Compare to other book explanation about the Iterator block is really interesting in here.
.. and many more
14. lastly async and await (C# 5.0) has been explained extensively.
Congratulations on finishing and publishing your book. I only have had time to skimm it so far. Looks like a lot of good information that will enhance my knowledge. I am looking forward to getting into the details an examples.
I would suggest thought be put into an eBook version as well. The online version you have is great, but I prefer the eBook ultimately.
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