I eagerly await the time of arrival. Like a kid in a candy store, I make plans on what I want.
No, I'm not talking about my Birthday or another Christmas so soon. No, I'm eagerly awaiting Visual Studio 2010 and the update to C# and the Dot Net Framework. But, not for the reasons you might think.
Hard on the heals of a new Visual Studio release is a flood of new Dot Net Books that are updated for the new release. And with that, all the previous release versions are going to be marked down. If history is any indicator, marked almost to the point of being free.
If you do not believe me, search for ... say .... ASP.Net 2.0 (i.e. Visual Studio 2005) and you will find hoards of books for less that a dollar (Plus 3.99 shipping).
Soon after VS2005 arrived I purchased over $1,000 dollars of 1.1 books (Cover Price) for $107 dollars!
But Wait! Why would you want OLD info? Well, new versions add to, but does not alter the Framework, and the framework is so vast that there are always parts that we wanted to learn but didn't want to fork over the $50+ per book to learn.
So, if your like me and your on a budget and want to learn as much as you can, then after March 22nd hit Amazon and load up on VS2008 books!