Michael’s .NET Suggested Reading List

With Guerrilla .NET from DevelopMentor coming up on May 7th, it’s time to refresh my .NET reading list.

Want to get ready for this class or a class like it or just get a quick-start on .NET? Here’s what I would recommend. There are many books covering the topics (but no small list covering most). Instead of trying to read them all in-depth (a fairly unattainable goal), I would suggest that you read the first 2 – 3 chapters from all of these books listed below. This would cost about $250 if they buy them all, but they are all available on Safari Books Online.

http://my.safaribooksonline.com/

You can get the free trial for 10 days and if you like it you can then pay $19 / month and have access to all these books (see the coupon at the bottom of the trial page on safari online).

CLR via C#, Third Edition (foundational knowledge)
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/csharp/9780735640467

WPF 4 Unleashed
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/microsoft-wpf/9780132174367

Silverlight 4 in Action
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/web-development/silverlight/9781935182375

Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework, Third Edition:
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/9781430234043

Programming Entity Framework
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/software-engineering-and-development/9780596807276

RESTful .NET
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/microsoft-dotnet/9780596155025

Learning WCF
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/microsoft-wcf/9780596101626

C# in Depth
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/-/9781935182474

jQuery in Action
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/web-development/jquery/9781935182320

Host Your Web Site in the Cloud
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/web-development/9780980576832

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/databases/mongodb/9781449381578

Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/csharp/0131857258

Debugging Applications for Microsoft .NET (sections on WinDBG)
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/microsoft-dotnet/9780735645349

Cheers,
@mkennedy

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