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Just for the record... Charles Petzold is a freakin' genius!

(...but you already knew that, didn't you?)

I'm still working my way through his Programming In The Key Of C# (I read it at lunchtime and at night before I crash) and I swear to you, I literally learn something new almost every time I pick it up.

Not just something new about C#, mind you, but a little more of the Petzold way of programming... regardless of the language you choose. I'm talking about stuff that's so painfully obvious, after you embrace it, that you're kicking yourself for not thinking about it beforehand.

I started this book to learn more about C# of course, but by the time I'm done, there's no doubt in my tiny little brain that I'll be a better VB.NET developer than I was when I started.

Now THAT is the sign of a good book, and a great author. Wow. Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:09 AM General Interest , Reviews | Back to top



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Going to age myself but I remember when Petzold's book was canonical for Windows developers. Now I've added this book to my Amazon wish list...thanks C-Money!
Left by Codesailor on Dec 13, 2005 10:20 AM

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How about an example?
Left by Brian on Dec 15, 2005 6:37 AM

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Did you read Petzold's article about visual Studio making you dumb? It's a great read.
Left by Bill on Dec 28, 2005 12:18 PM

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got a link? (I know I could find it, but I'm feeling lazy today)
Left by Chris Williams on Dec 28, 2005 12:24 PM

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