I just wanted to offer a recommendation for those of you who are in programming fields that require C#. I know when I first started, many of the online books offered at my college read as if you were already familiar with C# programming. In some classes instructors accurately followed lessons in the course e-books but then the assignments ventured to lessons that the book provided little to no information on. For those of you who have felt frustrated or overwhelmed by this, I found a little gem of a book that helped me learn C#.
This book, Introduction to C# Joes 2 Pros provided easy to follow instructions, downloadable code and full-colored pictures that will get you on your way to writing your own C# programs. One of the most helpful hints for me:
If you noticed when using Visual C# IDE console application, after you have written a code such as Console.WriteLine (“Hello World!”); and click the “Start Debugging” button, the black console window pops up and goes away before you could even read the data. An easy fix is to add a Console.ReadLine(); method to the end of the program and it will pause the program before terminating. I could have overlooked this, but I do not remember seeing this helpful hint in any of my course e-books.
That is one of the many great features about this book; it covers the basics of everything you will need to know to become a C# programmer. I am not trying to dissuade anyone from their own college course e-books, but for me, I found that I needed a clearer understanding of the subject matter.
What are some of the tools or resources that you have used to help you succeed in your IT courses and beyond?