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Old March 3rd, 2010, 11:35 PM
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It's always good to look at someone's else's solution to a given problem. Peter had a good's just our purposes were different. You're doing it right, however. ALWAYS try to solve an exercise on your own first, then look at the alternatives and ask why the two are different and which is better. In my mind, simpler is always better.

I do cover LINQ later in the book, as well as some other things unique to C#. I think Microsoft has great technologies and I use them whenever I can. However, I also look at other languages and continue to use them...Java would be a good second language for you if you want to do professional coding. Personally, I'm using C right now writing embedded systems code for microcontrollers...and having a blast doing it! I'm two years younger than dirt, but I still love doing something different. Always be open to new stuff...
Jack Purdum, Ph.D.
Author: Beginning C# 3.0: Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (and 14 other programming texts)