.NET 2.0 Book recommendation

I've been meaning to do that for a while. A few months ago, I had the pleasure to review the ASP.NET 2.0 part of Patrick Smacchia's excellent Practical .Net2 and C#2. The book is really excellent and is the most complete I know on .NET 2.0. It covers with unparallelled accuracy everything about .NET 2.0. This book is an almost 900 page masterpiece and reference book that I highly recommend.

Practical .Net2 and C#2


  • Looks good, and i hope it describe every thing in detail that too from scratch.



  • I've already got CLR via C# (for .NET 2.0)... Is it worth it to get Practical .NET too?

    Btw, now wonder that book is great... Patrick Smacchia is a french guy who studied at the ENSEEIHT school of computer engineering which incidentally is where I studied :) Yeeeaaaah!

  • Bertrand, did you actually read it? The language he uses is almost incomprehensible. Thumbs down to the editor, I would never publish such a book.I agree on the value of the contents, but reading it is a pain.

  • Simone: I've read the French edition. The English one seems to be self-translated and I've heard from a few folks other than yourself that it could take some serious editing.

  • Bertrand, I agree. This is an excellent book even with the horrible editing in the English version . I've used this book as a reference continuously for the last 3 months and it's become indispensable. It covers an incredible amount of content for a single book.

    I don't know if I would say it's incomprehensible Simone . It's definitely not smooth English but getting the author's meaning hasn't been a problem in my case. Maybe it's my European background ...

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