Ben Albahari

Ben Albahari is the founder of Take On It. He was a Program Manager at Microsoft for 5 years, where he worked on several projects, including the .NET Compact Framework and ADO.NET.

He was the cofounder of Genamics, a provider of tools for C# and J++ programmers, as well as software for DNA and protein sequence analysis. He is a co-author of C# Essentials, the first C# book from O'Reilly, and of previous editions of C# in a Nutshell.

C# 5.0 in a Nutshell C# 5.0 in a Nutshell
by Ben Albahari, Joseph Albahari
Fifth Edition June 2012
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $46.99

C# 5.0 Pocket Reference C# 5.0 Pocket Reference
by Ben Albahari, Joseph Albahari
June 2012
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $12.99

C# 4.0 Pocket Reference C# 4.0 Pocket Reference
by Ben Albahari, Joseph Albahari
Third Edition August 2010
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $11.99

C# 4.0 in a Nutshell C# 4.0 in a Nutshell
by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
Fourth Edition February 2010
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

LINQ Pocket Reference LINQ Pocket Reference
by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
February 2008
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $11.99

C# 3.0 Pocket Reference C# 3.0 Pocket Reference
by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
Second Edition February 2008
Ebook: $11.99

C# 3.0 in a Nutshell C# 3.0 in a Nutshell
by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
Third Edition September 2007
Ebook: $39.99

C# in a Nutshell C# in a Nutshell
by Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Ted Neward
Second Edition August 2003
OUT OF PRINT

C# Language Pocket Reference C# Language Pocket Reference
by Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Ted Neward
October 2002
Ebook: $6.99

C# in a Nutshell C# in a Nutshell
by Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Ted Neward
March 2002
OUT OF PRINT

C# Essentials C# Essentials
by Ben Albahari, Peter Drayton, Brad Merrill
Second Edition January 2002
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

C# Essentials C# Essentials
by Ben Albahari, Peter Drayton, Brad Merrill
February 2001
OUT OF PRINT

"C# 5.0 Pocket Reference succinctly distills the key elements of its expansive brother tome into a slender, easy-to-carry-and-use format."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: Wisconsin Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, August 2012, Volume 7, Number 8

"I highly recommend this pocket reference guide. It is good value for money and a constant go-to book for C# developers."
--Adrian Rossi, BCS

"A solid foundation and it gives sharp precise code in every key stroke."
--Suthep Sangvirotjanaphat, Facebook.com

"Excellent summary of everything about C # 4.0 as a whole. Ideal book to keep as a comprehensive reference. Plenty of examples of targeted and well designed."
--Luigi Zambetti, dotNetHell.it

"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

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

"If you are looking for short, concise information about C# 3.0, this is a great little book. "
--George Ande, Amazon.com

"...a succinct yet thorough collection of C# 3 0 code examples, descriptions,and illustrations...if you like having your reference data in hardcopy, this small practical reference is an excellent value for experienced programmers."
--Maxey von Senden, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"Coming from another language it would serve as a better entry to C# than any of the "My First C#" books as it focuses on the language and how its syntax and features are to be used than how to program. It will definitely be staying on my desk within easy arm's reach for future projects."
--Andy Scott, Edinburgh Perl Mongers

"...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

"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

"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

"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

"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