- Paperback: 450 pages
- Publisher: Premier Press; Illustrated edition edition (2 May 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931841160
- ISBN-13: 978-1931841160
- Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,63,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
C# Programming for the Absolute Beginner (Absolute Beginners) Paperback – Illustrated, Import
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About the Author
Andy Harris began teaching computing at the university level in the late 1980s as a part-time job. Since 1995, he has been a full-time lecturer at the Computer Science Department of Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). He now manages the IUPUI Streaming Media Lab and teaches classes in several programming languages. Andy resides in Noblesville, Indiana.
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Overall, the book is good for beginners with respect to content and approach. However, the amount of errors is highly distracting and makes me second-guess the author (though, again, I should probably place the blame on a tech editor). In general, I would guess that most books (fiction, non-fiction, all types) may have 1-2 errors FOR THE WHOLE BOOK. This book, if you count the same error each time (e.g., "main method" and "get()/set()") probably has an error rate of 1-2 errors PER PAGE.
Harris does an excellent job of introducing a concept, explaining what it is and how to use it, then implementing it. Some of the code is a little dated and has to be altered to run in C# 2.0, but I was able to do it with only a little effort. Same with a few of the form components. Additionally, I contacted the author, and though he doesn't work in C# very often any more, he was able to point me in the right direction to get my questions answered.
By the end of the book, I had successfully built a few C# applications to use at work.
My only complaint with the book is that it just ends. There is no prologue at the end, just the end of the last chapter reviewing that material. It would have been nice for a summary and maybe some direction in where to go next.