C# In Depth by Jon Skeet Book Review

Posted by Peter Kellner on July 03, 2008 · 1 min read

First off, I wasn't in the market to buy a c# book, but after seeing that Jon published one by Manning I couldn't stop myself.  Jon has been such a great and prolific poster on the internet forums that If felt at a minimum I should support him in his book effort, and Manning, always seems to bring us great books.  I have been totally happy with my decision.  It's a great book.  I don't know Jon personally, but after reading the introduction and premise, it's hard not to just really like this guy.

So, on to the review...

Jon does a great job right from the start of explaining c#.  One nice thing he does through out the book is he talks about the feature as it moved from version 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0.  For example, he talks about delegates and how the new feature in 3.0 makes it so much easier and more clear to read and write delegates.  Same thing with anonymous methods.  His writing style is clear and concise and he's got lots of great examples.

I'm now a big Jon Skeet fan, hope you will be also.