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Dear Dr Purdum,

I recently purchased your book after a long search looking for the right beginning text. I looked through various books but I never enjoyed the author's style. I can really relate to certain statements you make in your book, particularly about authors being fantastic coders but have no clue how to get this across in their books. I also enjoy the fact you tell the reader they will make many "flat forehead" mistakes and how this is normal. Books I've read in the past make the reader feel like they are stupid and they should understand everything that is happening.

I've only finished chapter 1 but I am already looking forward to reading future chapters. I don't want to try and do too much, I think I will aim for 1 chapter per week to ensure I fully understand what is happening.

I'm aware of some of the criticisms this book has and I can only say despite being early days I think this is very unfair.

Without jumping too far ahead myself, do you have any future C# books planned? Wrox have a beginning and Professional series and I would love to see you write a C# book for the professional series.

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Hi Andrew:

I've been sorely remiss in keeping up with this thread...sorry about that. Your approach, taking it slow and easy, is the correct one. It will pay off in the long run.

Lately, I've been more involved with C and C++, writing mainly for the Arduino family of microcontrollers and have written two new books on topics related to those areas. The latest book is on Arduino projects for Amateur Radio, which is a hobby of mine. In my retirement, I find myself back into ham radio again.

I'm probably done with C#. There are so many illegal download sites for books now I can't even make enough to let my wife Super-Size her meal. I enjoy writing but in these waning years, I'll concentrate whatever writing I do on those things that have a strong interest for me rather than worrying about my work being ripped off.

I still do a fair amount of C# programming, but the mix of programming and electronics has been most enjoyable for me. Anyway, keep plugging away and, hopefully, you're done by now and are comfortable using C#.

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Hi Dr. Purdum

Thanks for the reply it's great to hear from you. I'm continuing to enjoy the book and I am now approaching Part 3 which moves onto Designing Classes.

I've learned a lot from the book so far, I look forward to moving onto the later chapters to help strengthen my knowledge on OOP. I particularly like the detail you go into regarding Windows Memory Manager and understanding things like R and L values. This really helps you appreciate a simple task such as declaring a variable as there is actually a lot more going on than meets the eye.

My first introduction to programming was with VB6 when I was in college. I'm finding OOP and C# to be a step-up but I'm sure with time everything will fall into place.

It's sad to hear that you're done with C# but unfortunately these days, as you say, it's all to to easy to find illegal copies of books online. If i'm not mistaken, I think the publishing/printing industry in general is going through a rough patch. Everything is becoming electronic and companies continue to move into the digital age.

Any further tips or comments you have about programming are most welcome.

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Andrew
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Hi Andrew:

Good to hear you're making progress. Keep at it, and make sure you make some programs of your own along the way. It will help reinforce what you've learned!
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Hi Dr Purdum,

I continue to make good progress. Now that I've had time to further evaluate the book, I have left a 5 star review on Amazon UK.

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Thank you, Andrew. I appreciate the time you took to do that. Keep me posted!
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Dabiel: Welcome. If you have questions as you read the book, just ask them.
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