[Mono-list] Beginner C# Book

Paul paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 21:40:59 +0100

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> Yeah, Herb Schildt has two C# books out that I've seen, and both are bad.

"If ever you want answers quick, then ask the expert".

The only problem is that this is the standard advertising blurb on his
books. Unfortunately as well, folks pay 30 UKP per book to find he is
*not* the expert.

> They both look like recycles of his Java books which were recycles of his
> C++ books.  Very liitle effort was done to make these books .NET oriented=

No. Very little effort was done.

> A shame, Herb wrote some good C/C++ books in the old days.

Can't say I've seen any of them. Probably the best book he wrote was the
annotated C standard whereby for 18UKP, you had a full copy of the
standard and could just ignore is largely incorrect comments on the
opposing pages!

Schildt is a dangerous author. Very dangerous.


"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful - and so are we,"
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our
people - and neither do we." - George W. Bush, Aug 2004

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