Media praise for C# 3.0 in a Nutshell

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"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."
-- Chris Sells, Sells Brothers

"C# 3.0 In A Nutshell presents the reader with a wealth of information about C# 3.0 and .NET, including a fairly solid introduction to the features of .NET 3.5, including the introduction of LINQ. While it's designed for existing C# developers, the book includes a good introductory tutorial that means that readers with Java or C++ experience, for example, can quickly pick things up...It's to the credit of the authors that they've managed to produce a book packed with content but which doesn't read like a spooling of API documentation...Overall this is an excellent resource for C# developers and is therefore highly recommended."
-- Pan Pantziarka, TechBookReport

"C# 3.0 in a Nutshell is obviously a complete rewrite and has quickly become my prime reference...Thanks again for an excellent book that I expect to stand me in good stead for several years to come."
-- Alan Sheats

"C# 3.0 In A Nutshell presents the reader with a wealth of information about C# 3.0 and .NET, including a fairly solid introduction to the features of .NET 3.5, including the introduction of LINQ. While it's designed for existing C# developers, the book includes a good introductory tutorial that means that readers with Java or C++ experience, for example, can quickly pick things up...Overall this is an excellent resource for C# developers and is therefore highly recommended."
-- , Tech Book Report

"Although called C# 3.0 in a Nutshell, the book covers much more than just C# as a language. The last 600 pages covers much of the core .NET Framework Base Class library - and has good chapters and samples on LINQ, XML, Streams, Regular Expressions, Threading, Collections, Serialization, etc. There is enough on each subject to be useful, while still being a quick read and easy to quickly look things up."
-- Scott Guthrie, Amazon.com

"...if every professional developer working in .NET knew and applied the contents of [C# 3.0 in a] Nutshell, we'd be in a far better state as a development community and industry."
-- Jon Skeet, Author of C# in Depth, Coding Blog

"This is a book C# programmers will find a useful addition to their bookshelves. "
-- Mike James, I Programmer

"It is not one of the books that I have read cover to cover, but C# in a Nutshell is one of the first books I pull off the book shelf when I need to look up a concept. As stated in the title, it is a reference book and does that job very well. If the reader has a background in programming and just needs a reference book on C# concepts this is a solid book. "
-- George Ande, Amazon.com



"I absolutely love what the Albahari brothers (Joe & Ben) have done with C# 3.0 in a Nutshell...It's pure genius and if I ever write another book, it's a model I'm going to follow. Very highly recommended."
--Chris Sells, Sells Brothers