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 Pocket Reference succinctly distills the key elements of its expansive brother tome into a slender, easy-to-carry-and-use format."
"I highly recommend this pocket reference guide. It is good value for money and a constant go-to book for C# developers."
"A solid foundation and it gives sharp precise code in every key stroke."
"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."
"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. "
"This is a book C# programmers will find a useful addition to their bookshelves. "
"If you are looking for short, concise information about C# 3.0, this is a great little book. "
"...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."
"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."
"...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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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