The first chapter of my new book Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation assumes that the reader already knows her way around C# and the .NET Framework. For those readers who aren't quite there yet, I'm preparing a free on-line short book entitled .NET Book Zero: What the C and C++ Programmer Needs to Know about C# and the .NET Framework.
I've received several emails from programmers understandably hungry for .NET Book Zero and I want to assure everyone that I'm working my fanny off trying to get it out there. My target date is October, which of course means the end of October, although I sincerely hope it'll be earlier than, say, October 40th.
I'll be making this book freely available under the concept of "the first taste is free." Once you get hooked on C# and .NET, I'll let you know about the bigger thrills you'll experience exploring my two Windows Forms book and my WPF book.