Title: C# Programming Yellow Book, The “Bananas” Edition
Author: Rob Miles
In this book, you’ll get a smattering of the C# programming language. If you have programmed before, still you can read the text. It is worth it just for the jokes and you may actually learn something.
If you have not programmed before, do not worry you have made the right choice. The keys to learning programming are:
* Practice – do a lot of programming and force yourself to think about things totally from a problem solving point of view.
* Study – look at programs written by other people. It is always a good practice to have a quick view on codes written by other programmers, even if you don’t understand it. You can learn a lot from studying code which other folk have created. Figuring out how somebody else did the job is a great starting point for your solution. And remember that in many cases there is no best solution, just ones which are better in a particular context, i.e. the fastest, the smallest, the easiest to use etc.
* Persistence – writing programs is hard work. And you have to work hard at it. The principle reason why most folks don’t make it as programmers is that they give up. Not because they are stupid. However, don’t get too persistent. If you haven’t solved a programming problem in 30 minutes you should call time out and seek help. Or at least walk away from the problem and come back to it. Staying up all night trying to sort out a problem is not a good plan. It just makes you all irritable in the morning.