A friend is getting into .Net -- what's the best thing to read??

The best thing to read, the absolute most essential thing, is the error messages.

When an exception gets raised, don't just call a friend and ask "hey .net is broken can you fix it for me?" -- instead, read the message. google the message, investigate and learn...

best readin' there is those exceptions! full o good learnins.

(this post inspired by K.A.Evans, .NET: The Gospels)

(n.b. the phrase 'full o good learnins' was specifically designed to annoy mike pope;-).


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