Noted today that Technorati reports its been 91 days since my last post to this blog. While a little out of date, the number 91 really hit hard. Its is a not very remarkable number as blogs go. Many blogs start with a flurry of entries that slowly fade to none. Like so many projects, we start with such grand intentions. But over time life's events lead us in other directions. The number 91 hit hard because I saw myself as being different. I would post often with interesting, meaningful, witty, bla-bla-bla,.... articles. But alas, I failed... However, I am committed to push on.
For the past couple of months I have been of a ASP.NET, C# reading/study spree. Currently I am reading and working through the following:
- Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform, Third Edition by Andrew Troelsen
- Programming C# : Building .NET Applications with C# by Jesse Liberty
- Pro ASP.NET 2.0 in C# 2005 by Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta
- Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference by Dino Esposito
- Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications: Advanced Topics by Dino Esposito
- Head First Design Patterns by Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, and Kathy Sierra
- CLR via C#, Second Edition by Jeffrey Richter
The overall page count of these books is staggering... to get done I just make sure I read at least a few pages every day. So far it looks like I am something like 20% done. At this rate, I won't get done until the end of the year. I am approaching these readings a little differently then my 7 book CSS reading spree last September. This time I am reading a little from most books every day. I find each book to be excellent. Really note worthy is "CLR via C#". The author Jeffrey Richter, has a writing style that makes the most complex concepts simple to understand.