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Good book for C# beginers

Discussion in 'C, C++, C#' started by BufferOver, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. BufferOver

    BufferOver Regular Member

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    I want to start learning C#, my main goal is to build bots that can automate things like email creatinon, twitter creating follow/unfollow and simular task on different pages. Any good book to recomend me for a start?
     
  2. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    Language is only a small part of building bots. The most important thing to learn is HTTP protocol.

    As for books, I recommend C# in Depth by John Skeet.
     
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  3. Brottaren

    Brottaren Newbie

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    If you want to start learning C#, just use google. Everything is there :) You don't really need a book.
     
  4. cyberloh

    cyberloh Newbie

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    Andrew Troelsen book helped me to learn this programming tool fast and easily when i started. it's written in a very simple noob friendly language and easy to understand.
     
  5. Syperus

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    I've really enjoyed O'Reilly Programming C#, 4th Edition. There are several good books out there about C# programming. Trying doing a google search on C# books and read the reviews from people. :D
     
  6. saninfotech

    saninfotech Regular Member

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    i will sagest you for C# "Black Book is the best......... Cheers :)
     
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    jessica236 Newbie

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    I recommend any book by O'Reilly.
     
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    I agree with Syperus and jessica236. O'Reilly has good books.
     
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    Andrew Troelsen " C# and the .Net Platform " is the best
     
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  10. Androx

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    I started with the book "Essential C# 2.0". At first I thought that maybe I had made a bad purchase since it didn't cover making windows forms, and the various visual controls, but now I realize that it is a great book to learn the basics of C#.

    And for advanced stuff, you can find good tutorials, and code samples via web search that tends to lead you to codeproject.com, stackoverflow, and MSDN.

    I wish you the best with your journey into programming land, it's a fun place :)
     
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    Books + Google for questions + a complete developpement studio like Visual Studio 2010 is very nice for begin.

    A powerful studio like Visual Studio is useful because you have auto completion and good documentation.
     
  12. FunkyWaltz

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    I'm always a fan and highly recommend the Head First series for people getting into writing programs. So Head First would be a good starting ground for beginners.

    If you already have experience programming then other suggestions like C# and the .Net Platform are good go-to's.
     
  13. SnowWar

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    I think before start reading anything else you should install the visual studio and see it's options what is it offering and try to understand how you can work with it.
     
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    I found that the best way to learn programming is through example. Learning a new language is basically new syntax and features. But learning how to program is an entirely different matter. Try downloading open source projects and go through the code.
     
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    I agree with FunkyWaltz, when diving into new languages I always start with the Head First series. Easy fun exercises to get you acquainted with the language before diving into more advanced books that will cover more advanced subjects such as automating web tasks.
     
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    Read Let Us C.
     
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  17. seo-dude

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    C# black book is good. And none of the books will cover what you look for. You'll learn only language features and if you want to create bots, It's all about how do you use the "search". You need to know the basic concepts like opening a http connection, using post, get & similar things.
     
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    Hi,

    If you want to start on C# I will highly recommend you to read "CLR via C# by Jeffrey Richter" it defines well how the CLR works and is a good reading for begginers to know about, it also relates about threading and parallel extensions in the later revisions, as others have recommended, "C# in Depth by Jon Skeet" is an excellent book.

    You can easily find the pdf file with later revision of these books on google.
     
  19. queenmery

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    Microsoft Visual C# 2005 ,an introduction to object oriented programming ,
    use this book ,you will be benefited,promise.
     
  20. CEOPhillip

    CEOPhillip Registered Member

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    Anyone know if theres an interactive based program/site like Codeacademy but for C# and C++