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Similar resources for learning C#/.NET?

 
Chris Judd
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I know this is off topic, but I will hope that it will be allowed. I earned my SCJP in 2007 in very much a large part due to this community and to the wonderful Bates/Sierra SCJP book. I loved the experience that I could go through the book, try all of the examples, ask questions here and take the assessments in the book. It was a really efficient way to learn a lot about Java in a very short period of time. Now I am in a different part of my career and I would like to go through a similar process to learn C#. Are there any similar resources that anyone would be willing to share about a book that walks through the fundamentals of C#/.NET all the way to the advanced features of the framework like the Bates/Sierra book? Thank you for your help and for allowing this off topic question.
 
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Chris Judd wrote:I know this is off topic, but I will hope that it will be allowed. I earned my SCJP in 2007 in very much a large part due to this community and to the wonderful Bates/Sierra SCJP book. I loved the experience that I could go through the book, try all of the examples, ask questions here and take the assessments in the book. It was a really efficient way to learn a lot about Java in a very short period of time. Now I am in a different part of my career and I would like to go through a similar process to learn C#. Are there any similar resources that anyone would be willing to share about a book that walks through the fundamentals of C#/.NET all the way to the advanced features of the framework like the Bates/Sierra book? Thank you for your help and for allowing this off topic question.


Well there is a Head First C# book by Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene.

If you prefer a Java background/comparison, the book C# for Java Developers by Allen Jones & Adam Freeman (MS Press) may be useful.
 
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I took a look at the Head First book (you can download the first 3 chapters for free)...perhaps this is the best resource. I'm just holding out hope that there is a resource out there that is as complete and useful as the Bates/Sierra SCJP book, but for C#. The head first format is good, don't get me wrong, but I am just hoping there is that complete analog out there somewhere. Dang, we have it good in Java!
 
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Actually you can download the entire Head First book for free.
 
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Really? Where?
 
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Here have many other e-books too.
 
Chris Judd
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Can that be legit and legal? There are places that charge for these books, I can't image why this site would be able to give them away.
 
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