I stumbled on a site called Packtpub.com where they release a free eBook for download everyday. Packt Publishing has a large variety of eBooks for sale on most technologies so go and visit the site to see what they offer.
You will be able to download a free eBook everyday after you have created a free account. Login every day to see what they have available as the daily download and if it’s a book that you are interested in, download it.
They also have specials running every now and then. For instance I bought a few video courses (yes they also have video courses available for purchase) for $5 each in December. Keep an eye on the site for any specials as well as any books you might be able to get for free or maybe for a bit cheaper than at other stores.
Please note this is not a paid post, I just want to share this resource with you as I have found quite a few gems on their site.
I’ve been playing with different ways of learning to program like reading books and watching videos.
There’s a huge amount of resources to go and learn and I always felt that videos are the best way for me to learn programming as it is the medium I use to study for my Microsoft exams. That is till I bought the book Beginning C# 6.0 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 by Benjamin Perkins, Jacob Vibe Hammer and Jon D. Reid.
I found it much easier to learn programming from books especially the book mentioned above. My issue is that my mind wonders when watching videos and I noticed that I miss key concepts when watching and following the videos. However, I still use videos to learn programming as it just feels easier to get through the information presented.
Basically what I’m saying here is that I will be working through this book and then come back and blog about my experience using a book to study versus using videos to study.
Click on the links to buy the book Beginning C# 6.0 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 if you also feel that books might be more to your liking in studying a specific topic or technology.