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    fvwj said:
    vesuvius said:

    Well, the real point behind me asking, is why are there no books on "datastructures and algorithms" in C#, but there are tons in Java.

    Like I said, they are similar, but the Java books does so in a Java way, and I would like to keep it strictly to a C# .NET way. I'm studying on my own, so I don't want to spread my resources too thin.

    So I guess, C# or rather .NET, is geared more towards business and not academia? Why? I understand that Computer Science is about the science and not the language, but can we not learn Computer Science using C#?


    There are indeed such books: 

    However, C# is a pretty new language, and a lot of schools already had their introductory CS courses well established by then. And they didn't have C# when they were designed, and consequently, the demand for introductory data structures books using C# is low. And anyways, such books focus on the concept of data structures and not necessarily the language used to implement that.


    If you want to focus on C#, I would suggest you go for books that do so too, rather than books that focus on the science behind it. Apart from the one I linked, this is also a good book:


    [I assumed you are looking for beginner level books; if my assumption is wrong, I apologize]


    The deeper you go into CS, the more you will realize that CS is more about the solution to a problem (algorithm and stuff), and not about the language you use is a matter of personal taste and expressibility for a given problem domain.