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C# in Depth

Over the years, we’ve been technical reviewers of dozens of books. Occasionally, we like to give a thumbs up to the most interesting ones we see, because we feel they deserve the attention.

The book “C# in Depth” by Jon Skeet is definitely among this group. When we saw the first draft version it was, from the perspective of a technical reviewer, disappointing as there was so little to comment on: the book already looked very complete at an early stage. We’ll go one step further: this book currently is the de facto standard for books covering the essence of C# (such as generics, nullable types. lambda expressions, extension methods, LINQ, DLR, and code contracts). It’s the best one in it’s kind, and we feel that every C# developer should have a copy at home.

If you want to find out if we’re exaggerating, check it out for yourself: http://www.amazon.com/C-Depth-Second-Jon-Skeet/dp/1935182471/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322814011&sr=1-1

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PowerShell in a month of lunches

We regularly review technical books, and occasionally we like to give a thumbs up to the most interesting ones we see. This is the case for “PowerShell in a month of lunches” by Don Jones ( http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Windows-PowerShell-Month-Lunches/dp/1617290211/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317110718&sr=1-1 ). Don’t let the title fool you, this is not a “for Dummies” book. Don Jones not only does a great job teaching PowerShell, he also is great in demonstrating how to learn PowerShell, a subtle but big difference.