C# Cookbook


Just got my C# Cookbook. I've already checked out the chapter on Regular Expressions and it's pretty much exactly what I needed to figure out how to use them. You can read that sample chapter online.


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I've used our Microsoft Library to read lots of .NET related books so far. However, most of them are fairly general and I find lots of the information redundant. I've purchased very few books, and I try and get only those that I think I will continue to use as a reference (google and codeproject as well as feedster have been my main source of how do I do this). However, the thing I like about this book is that all of this stuff is in one place. I don't need to bookmark a random webpage or Usenet post explaining something, or commit these things to memory. This frees up my brain to remember other things ;-).

Comments (6)
  1. Excellent! That’s very cool that you’re using Feedster to help make your purchasing decisions. Anything we can do to make that better ? Would knowing what books are being linked to in the blogosphere make a difference ?

  2. Greg Pyatt says:

    You brought up an important topic, one that I believe deserves more attention than many others – particularly in the blogging age. Programmers, besides being good at defining business processes, coding, debugging, architecture and even marketing need to have a better understanding of how to categorize, store and retrieve information. While JIT is an inappropriate solution, the name "Just-in-Time Knowledge" should be an ideal for programmers to pursue.

    Now that weblogs.asp.net is up and running, it’s easy for RSS subscribers to get a steady torrent of current programming tips and information. However, finding ways to store and retrieve this information is getting cumbersome. MSIE’s favorites section is an appropriate place to store this information, but it’s very difficult to sort, arrange and especially search the links once they’re added to favorites. I’m certain if MS was interested, they could find a solution to this very quickly. While I’ve given some thought to programming the favorites section, I simply don’t have the spare time to develop an excellent solution.

    Maybe someone else out there has some good ideas on this topic…

    -Greg Pyatt

  3. Jake says:

    I too just recieved this book 2 days ago. Very concise and straight forward. Helps to have a cookbook around for when you need a quick fix.

    Jake

  4. You should try <a href="http://safari.oreilly.com/">Safari</a&gt;. I pay them $110 a year to access 5 books a month and have full text search capabilities. They have more than 2000 books by now.

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