Monday, Nov 26, 2007, 9:06 AM in The Spout
C# 3.0 in a Nutshell, LINQPad and Pure Genius
I absolutely love what the Albahari brothers (Joe & Ben) have done with C# 3.0 in a Nutshell. Not only is their prose concise in a way that mine is not, but I have learned a bunch of stuff about LINQ I didn't know, they built a tool (LINQPad) that lets you experiment with LINQ interactively in a way that the designers of LINQ themselves don't support and the tool has all kinds of wonderful features that LINQ, SQL and Regular Expression programmers alike will want to use regularly long after they've read the book.
And if that weren't enough, the tool comes with an integrated tree of samples that follow along with the material in the book, teaching the material from another angle and reinforcing it perfectly. It's pure genius and if I ever write another book, it's a model I'm going to follow. Very highly recommended.
Monday, Nov 26, 2007, 11:22 AM
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Monday, Nov 26, 2007, 8:42 PM
Microsoft != cool for not having easy way to allow 3rd party software like LINQPad to pull in the C# Intellisense atleast IF I have VS already installed on the computer.
I don't think it's unreasonable for MS to allow pulling in C# Intellisense/editor to other programs assuming the user has Visual Studio already.
Even better if only the VS Express was needed for doing that of course :-)
Monday, Nov 26, 2007, 9:38 PM
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007, 6:19 PM
Dennis van der Stelt:
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