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Magazine article Times Higher Education

Student Review

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C# Precisely

Authors: Peter Sestoft and Henrik I. Hansen

Edition: Second

Publisher: MIT Press

Pages: 264

Price: Pounds 20.95

ISBN: 9780262516860

Many aspects of computer science require books to be read from start to finish. Programming is no exception, and there is the added need to read and reread critical chapters as a point of reference. A book such as this should always be close at hand, both for experts and for those who have some prior programming experience when tackling a problem.

Peter Sestoft and Henrik Hansen provide a clear and concise overview of relevant knowledge and key theories before delving into more detailed examples. They focus on some of the most popular design trends, such as Linq and the avidly awaited C# 5.0 for asynchronous programming. This book covers a great deal of ground in its small and compact size. Although it offers a wide and varied range of examples, it is really a general reference book to be used when addressing abstract problems rather than the detailed issues that a programmer may face when debugging specific code.

Each chapter systematically breaks down individual concepts of C# into subsections to develop an underlying idea of what it is and how it might be applied to a problem. …

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