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Re: New query: Scripting languages to support software testing
Subject:Re: New query: Scripting languages to support software testing From:Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com> Date:Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:55:48 -0800
On 3/1/12 2:09 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> Any thoughts on the online courses offered by O'Reilly School of
> Technology? I'm looking right now at their "Introduction to
> Object-Oriented Programming Using C#" and "C#.NET 2: C# Programming in
> the .NET Framework." Each one is $500, plus $12/month for the lab
> For me, I think the best study mode would be a series of interactive
> sessions online (as opposed to a passive tutorial, video, book, or live
> classroom experience). Does anyone have a recommendation? Reasonable
> costs will be covered by the company, so it would be better to find
> something with enough positive reviews to justify the cost.
The most recent C# book recommendation I've seen for getting up-to-speed
is latest edition of "CLR via C#", which I think is Microsoft Press.
O'Reilly is generally good, but this new School venture of theirs is too
new for me to have any input on.
For tools, you will need to get either the .NET Framework SDK (now part
of the Windows SDK) for command line compiling. Or get Visual Studio for
GUI IDE, which has basic "Express" version that is free, or $$ non-free
version (see if company already has a subscription available). Or for
free -- but less-shiny -- non-Microsoft option, Mono for command line,
or MonoDevelop for GUI. The latter also work on Linux and Mac. And, of
course, don't forget Microsoft Sandcastle, MonoDoc, and/or Doxygen. :-)
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