Summary and Info
While C# programming is not the focus of this book I did find it quite useful as a learning vehicle for advanced .NET topics and as a companion book to a C# Language reference. For all you programmers I liken it to asking the resident guru how to do something who invariable responds with an answer that is more or less but never precisely what you actually need. With that in mind the book is similar and thus compels you to debug or fill in the gaps for the missing or non-working program logic. One thing for sure you for prerequisites you are well advised to have a decent background of Visual Studio .NET, C/C , Threads, and Sockets programming too. Without these core understanding I suspect the gaps will be quite difficult to fill.
With that said if you are just looking for heaps of boilerplate code or functional snippets there are plenty of websites you can Google with downloadable source code you can learn from.
It is dissappointing nonetheless tha publisher decided NOT to provide the Sample program updates. For $49 bucks multiplied by the units sold, it would seem a pretty simple proposition.