Where *is* the right place to ask for C# book recommendations?  
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Matthew Watson





PostPosted: Visual C# General, Where *is* the right place to ask for C# book recommendations? Top

A thread asking about C# book recommendations was recently closed.
The reason cited was:

I will close this thread because this was asked several times before and there are great sites like Amazon that provide readers reviews and voting for books.

However, no guidance was given as to where the *right* place is to ask for C# book recommendations on these forums, which was a bit of an omission, IMHO. Why should we have to go elsewhere to ask these very pertinent questions

We should be able to ask for book recommendations here. (*Not* book reviews!)

Given that the description of this very forum is:

General discussion and questions regarding Visual C# 2005 -- including best practices on developing with C# in VS2005, documentation, setup, and samples.


I would maintain that this is indeed the correct forum for such postings.

If no other forum is suitable, can the mods open up that closed thread again please I have a recommendation to make (of a recently published book).

Thanks!

Oh yes, and saying "I will close this thread because this was asked several times" is a bit silly. New books come out all the time, so the answer will change over time.

I mean, people asked way back when .Net 1.x was out. Does that mean that we should only ever see recommendations for books about C#1.x in this forum Of course not! How silly would that be

And that is why closing a thread that asks a question the answer to which will constantly be changing IS TOTALLY SILLY.





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ahmedilyas





PostPosted: Visual C# General, Where *is* the right place to ask for C# book recommendations? Top

I have just made a sticky about posting book recommendations. Hopefully this will clear up multiple threads etc... and hopefully people can start participating and looking at book reviews/recommendations for C#

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=849534&SiteID=1



 
 
Matthew Watson





PostPosted: Visual C# General, Where *is* the right place to ask for C# book recommendations? Top

Excellent idea, thanks. :)