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2answers
334 views

How to improve in code after you know many languages? [closed]

Over the past years I learned about 14 programming languages (assembler phyton delphi qbasic c++ c# ruby perl - etc etc etc). However this was all out of my own interest, I didn't went to school ...
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4answers
524 views

How do you evaluate learning C# from videos for a beginner? [closed]

I have an idea about programming in general so I know what a variable and a method is but I didn't program before. I liked C# because of Visual Studio and I only tried Hello word program in it. I ...
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1answer
214 views

Learning Issued Token in Federated Service

I would like to learn federated WCF service. I have the following in my system. • Windows XP • Visual Studio 2010 Express • SQL Server 2008 Express Is it possible to create a federated ...
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4answers
2k views

Best C# database communication technique

A few days ago, I read an answer stating that writing queries within your c# code are long gone. I'm not sure what the specific person meant with the comment but, it got me thinking. At the company ...
7
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4answers
727 views

Unit testing and Test Driven Development questions

I'm working on an ASP.NET MVC website which performs relatively complex calculations as one of its functions. This functionality was developed some time ago (before I started working on the ...
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0answers
395 views

Understanding interfaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to use abstract classes instead of interfaces and extension methods in C#? Why are interfaces useful? What is the point of an interface? What other reasons are ...
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3answers
4k views

Understanding the static keyword

I have some experience in developing with Java, Javascript and PHP. I am reading Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Step by Step which I feel it is a very good book on introducing you to the C# language. I ...
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7answers
2k views

What is the correct order to read these books? [closed]

I'm a junior C# developer, I learned at home and now I got my first job :) I want to buy these books. But what is the correct order to read these books? Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of ...
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3answers
8k views

Taking too long to get skills for entry level programmer position [closed]

I don't have the skills for an entry level position as a .Net programmer. I am trying to learn what I need but there is too much to learn and too little time. What can I do? About two months ago, I ...
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3answers
3k views

websites that show real world scenarios for OOP beginners so that they can implement them

Since programmers learn more by implementing the real world scenarios rather then by gaining theoretical knowledge and concepts about programming, I wanted to know that is there any website that tells ...
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1answer
258 views

Which topics do I need to research to enable me to complete my self-assigned “Learning Project”?

I want to continue learning C#. I've read parts of a few books recommended on here and the language is feeling more familiar by the day. I'd like to tackle a mid-sized personal project to take my ...
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2answers
1k views

What programming language would be the best fit for small browser games? [closed]

I want to make small web apps containing little games (multi-user dungeons, tower defense games, and roguelikes) or talent calculators for MMOs etc. After some research I have had people say that ...
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1answer
350 views

Where's a good place to learn how to develop a schedule/appointment system in C#? [closed]

Not a job/task schedule, but actual appointment system people can use to create recurring events. It should support many recurrence patterns such as 1st Monday of each month, every Tues/Thurs, a ...
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3answers
8k views

Entity Framework and layer separation

I'm trying to work a bit with Entity Framework and I got a question regarding the separation of layers. I usually use the UI -> BLL -> DAL approach and I'm wondering how to use EF here. My DAL would ...
2
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1answer
458 views

How should I go about learning PHP given a background in C#.NET?

I have developed a few websites and applications using C#, and lately I've been developing a website in ASP.NET MVC. To be honest, this has pissed me off somewhat as it has me feeling like I have zero ...
2
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3answers
496 views

Which is most important to learn OOP first or to learn the OOP language you want to learn?

I face a problem nowadays, I have a really good book that explain OOP but it uses a language which I do not want to learn which is Java because my goal is to learn C#. And I don't know if I should ...
3
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6answers
720 views

Can I start learning C# immediately? [closed]

I've got my BSc in Computer Science 4 years ago and I feel like I've forgotten everything I learnt. I still know the basics such as CPU, mohterboard, RAM, software, hardware, etc but I forgot how they ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How much do i need to learn in order to get an entry level asp.net job? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If you develop with ASP.NET, which other technologies do you use? I'm currently learning C#, but I've noticed that there is a lot of demand for ASP.NET developers. I ...
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5answers
2k views

How can I study C# from Stack Overflow [closed]

How can I study C# from Stack Overflow? I have only the basics of the C# language with some simple exercises; now I want to go to the highest level C# through Stack Overflow, reading any questions ...
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6answers
828 views

As a new programmer, how much time should I spend learning new libraries?

As a junior programmer, how much time should I spend focusing on new libraries or language features, as opposed to learning how things worked before those libraries came about? How dangerous is it to ...
2
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6answers
2k views

Where should you be at with 5 years experience? [closed]

Backround: I am currently a Junior in college working towards a degree in MIS. I've been interning with a compnay for a 3 summers and a winter break in there. With only 11 months to go before I start ...
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8answers
2k views

Learning Haskell and C# Simultaneously

I'm a programmer who's still in his teens. I've been doing some programming for a couple of years now, I started on Ruby, and later switched to Python due to the massive amount of learning resources ...
1
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2answers
260 views

C# Linq to <blank> which type is most used and which are most hated/unneeded

I have read and used many good Linq to . I have also read that some of the Linq to __ are not worth learning as there are better techniques. I was just wondering which of the bunch should I ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Learning C# quickly (given I already know…)

Ok, I want to learn C# for a job interview (they want C# or Java, I know Java, but figure knowing both would be good). I already know Java, C++, C, F# and to some extent Python and Pascal. What are ...
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9answers
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Is learning C# easy when you already know C++?

I want to learn the C# language and I was wondering if prior knowledge of C++ would make it easier to learn? I have a large background in Java and am currently programming in (and therefore constantly ...
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2answers
551 views

Anyone read Apress C# series(wpf specifically)? [closed]

I am currently reading illustrated C# by Apress(on my first read through) and was thinking about moving on to illustrated WPF or Pro WPF after. I was wondering if anyone has read either and could ...
3
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2answers
607 views

Resources or advice useful coming to C# from python 2.7.1

I'm a python monkey at heart. I eat drink sleep and dream in it, and have found that it's taught me much more about writing quality code than my degree in Computer Science ever did, however I've been ...
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14answers
2k views

Explaining interfaces to beginning programmers?

I've had discussions with other programmers on interfaces (C#). I tried to use the analogy of interfaces being like a contract between programmers. Meaning that when you design to an interface, you ...
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11answers
3k views

Learning C, C++ and C# [duplicate]

I'm sure you guys are tired of this question but after wading through hours of similar posts and questions I've really not made any progress to my specific concerns. I was hoping you guys could shed ...
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7answers
6k views

Getting started with C# and Databases

I want to start using Databases in my C# Applications, unfortunately there appears to be lots of different ways of going about this. Which is the 'best' way from a learning perspective? (IE: What is ...
11
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6answers
929 views

Learning C# and stuck in a rut

I've been learning C#/.NET 4.0 for about 2/3 months, it's my first serious programming language (I've looked at PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and VBA before but never massively in depth) and I'm ...
16
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14answers
4k views

Understanding how Code works is the way to actually 'Learn' programming, right?

I have a friend who is struggling with learning how to program (he wants to make games; as do I). Several books, tutorials, etc. His mentality is he has to memorize the code itself, as in the exact ...