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September 6, 2010 8:33 AM Subscribe
Are there any C# or Java tutorials anywhere as good as Larry Wall's Programming Perl
posted by nj_subgenius to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Nearly every tutorial book I've read (or tried to read) falls far short of being engaging. Either I encounter useless snippets of code that do nothing that builds understanding or context; intersperses turgid prose with printing, referring to or somehow including foo, or successively iterates through evermore complex iterations of 'Hello world'.
Among other things, I've got 10+ years using TSQL and Perl, separately and together.
I understand XML and HTML but avoid them. I can dope out C# code, but Java is an enduring mystery - to me, at least.
Now I'm sure these impressions are biases, and I feel I must get past them. Are there tutorials that do more than just lay on a page? Is that asking too much?
FWIW, I'm ahem 'between engagements', so I have time to devote.