(Note, if you are a university student, the different versions of Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio can be downloaded for free from your university’s Dreamspark server).
1. Murach: Murachs C# 2012. Paperback – 1 May 2013
Developers have made Murach’s core C# book a perennial best-seller ever since the 1st edition came out in 2004. Now, this 5th Edition is a self-paced, professional book that shows how to use Visual Studio 2012, C# 5.0, and the .NET 4.5 classes to develop Windows Forms applications. It’s an objectoriented book that shows how to use business classes, inheritance, and interfaces the way they’re used in the real world. It’s a data programming book that shows how to prototype professional database applications using RAD features like data sources, how to start using ADO.NET to work directly with databases for more control, and how to use LINQ to query a variety of data sources, from databases to arrays to XML files. It’s a book that broadens your knowledge with an introduction to Windows 8 programming. When you’re done, you’ll be able to develop 3-tiered, object-oriented Windows Forms applications the way the best professionals do.
- Paperback: 842 pages
- Publisher: Murach (Mike) & Associates Inc (US) (1 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890774723
- ISBN-13: 978-1890774721
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 4.6 x 25.4 cm
2. Deitel and Deitel: Visual C# 2012 How to Program. Paperback – 30 May 2013
Created by world-renowned programming instructors Paul and Harvey Deitel, Visual C# 2012 How to Program, Fifth Edition introduces all facets of the C# 2012 language hands-on, through hundreds of working programs. This book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the major innovations Microsoft has incorporated in Visual C# 2012; all discussions and sample code have been carefully audited against the newest Visual C# language specification.
Students begin by getting comfortable with the C# Express 2012 IDE and basic Visual C# syntax. Next, they build their skills one step at a time, mastering control structures, classes, objects, methods, variables, arrays, and the core techniques of object-oriented programming. With this strong foundation in place, the Deitels introduce more sophisticated techniques, including searching, sorting, data structures, generics, and collections. Throughout, the authors show students how to make the most of Microsoft’s Visual Studio tools. A series of appendices provide essential programming reference material.
- Paperback: 1024 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (30 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0273793306
- ISBN-13: 978-0273793304
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 3.7 x 22.9 cm