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Old August 29th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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Default Seeking advice from all you old time devs

Hi all,

Ill give you the lowdown then ask for relative advice.

I've always wanted to do some form of computer dev, but never been sure which area to get into.
Recently I decided I wanted to commit myself to a life change from Telecoms Sales to the aforementioned career in computer dev.

I spoke at some length with a good friend of mine about which area and language to look at, ive dabbled only mildly with HTML 4 and VB6 both of which i enjoyed but only did as a past time.

He advised me to learn VC# as a beginnner as it is a greater language than VB for reasons he explained and I understood little of :)

I have since purchased 4 wrox books, Beginning C#, Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 with C#, Beginning C# Databases and Professional C# 3rd Ed.

As being a totally new to the syntax of C#, the whole Algebra is also new to me, and i sometimes find that the book explains it, but my head doesnt always take it in.

Can anyone offer any further advice as to references to look at etc

Old August 31st, 2004, 04:38 PM
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Books alone won't get you there, so I think the set that you have is fine. I would recommend that you look at other people's code and relate it to what you have done already in VB6.

I too started programming in VB (a VERY long time ago :) ) and now I program almost exclusively in C#. Your friend is right in that there are many differences and benefits to writing code in C#.

So, to answer your question fully, if you are having trouble with .NET then I would recommend a CLR(Common Language Runtime) tutorial. If you are finding that the logic of what is going on in a certain part of code is above your head, then you should really look into data structures and basic logic loops (if-then, for, while, etc.) The books that you have are great references that contain some awesome examples but in the end you have to just pound out the code and make a LOT of mistakes. I mean... if it were easy, everyone would do it, right!

Good Luck!:)

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