Okay... I've got a variety of different books and tools to learn C# with. The problem is the one that is my FAVORITE is using an old rendition of the language (from 2002) and an old IDE. "Microsoft C# Game Programming for the Absolute Beginner"
My question is: is it harmful to use OLDER books to learn a language
Yes, I have newer books like "Teach yourself Visual C# 2005 in 24hrs" as well as videos from VisualStudio.Net and Prentiss Hall's book, but when it came to raw coding I found the former book more useful and more fun. But, am I gimping myself by not using the newer 2005 books
I've come to also notice that the newer books seem to focus a LOT more on working within Windows Apps, which I think is a bit counterproductive to actually learning the LANGUAGE. I've naturally come to work through about half of the 24hrs book and the visual studio.net videos and then gravitating to the older console app. manuals.