Dream .NET Bookshelf

For what it's worth, I've updated my dream
.NET bookshelf
. Have I missed anything?

Comments (10)

  1. Anonymous says:

    For my money, one of the best ASP.NET books around is Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C# by Fritz Onion. Also, the best Windows Forms for .NET book I’ve found is Windows Forms programming with C# by Erik Brown – completely brilliant, project driven book – fastest way I’ve found to learn .NET Winforms. I didn’t really rate Jesse Liberty’s Programming ASP.NET book…pretty poor really…

  2. Anonymous says:

    John Robbins’ "Debugging Applications for Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Windows".

    OK, there’s a very large amount of material on debugging native code, but there’s a large amount of .NET material too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Inside C# by Tom Archer (MSPress) is, IMO, the best C# book out there (Yes, I’ve read Jesse Liberty’s….I still say Tom’s book is better)
    As Scott said, Essential ASP.NET is awesome. Heartily recommended.
    ASP.NET Server Controls and Components by Nikhil Kothari is THE best book for ASP.NET controls.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s funny – I’ve read Inside C# and it really wasn’t my cup of tea. One moment it’s covering basic concepts (what is inheritance), the next it’s deep into IL. It just feels wrong that the book is dissecting executables with dumpbin on page 23, yet feels the need to explain in basic terms what an if statement is on page 286. There’s some great material in it, but it’s buried.

    Haven’t come across the Essential ASP.NET book before – I’ll get hold of a copy and have a look at it. What’s so bad about the Liberty ASP.NET book, do you think?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’d make 2 comments.

    1. In case it’s not clear, get Version 3 of Dave Platt’s "Introducing .NET". And go to his site http://www.rollthunder.com – he has all the code plus 2 extra chapters that MS Press had to drop in the printed version (PDF plus code!).

    2. I’d add a key book: ".NET Framework Security", by LaMancchia, Lange, Lyons, Martin, and Price. Those names should be familiar – the first three work at MS on the .NET team!


  6. Anonymous says:

    Good comments, Thomas.

    I shall update the list shortly with everyone’s comments and suggestions – many thanks.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think Essential.NET by Don Box is the best .NET book .

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was just looking back over old entries here, and I came out specifically to mention Essential .Net by Don Box. Looks like someone beat me to it. That was easily one of the best .Net books I’ve read. Once you’ve achieved a certain level of proficiency, this book is a must-read, takes your understanding of what is really going on to a new level.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Here’s my dream bookshelf…


    I think your biggest omission has to be Juval Lowy – Programming .NET Components.

    The best book ever:-)

  10. Anonymous says:

    yes, u fdorgot Yasser Shohouds VB.NET Web Services book, the most definitive WSDL. XSD book for the VBer

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