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.
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)
WPF 4 Unleashed
Silverlight 4 in Action
Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework, Third Edition:
Programming Entity Framework
C# in Depth
jQuery in Action
Host Your Web Site in the Cloud
MongoDB: The Definitive Guide
Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#
Debugging Applications for Microsoft .NET (sections on WinDBG)