Welcome to An Introduction to C# for the Rest of Us
C# sharp is one of the most widely used programming languages in existence today.
In this course, we are going to cover three core concepts.
The first is the language. C# (pronounced “C-Sharp” and not “C-Pound”) is a hybrid between JAVA and C.
It was designed to bridge the gap between the ease of Visual Basic and the more obtuse C language.
Now, the language can’t do much without .Net. What’s .Net? In layman’s terms, .Net is a lot of prepackaged code we can use to develop our applications faster than ever before.
We don’t have to create the code to use a button because it’s already done for us. All we have to do is add code to that button to get it to do what we want.
So much of the tedious part of creating real world programs is done for us.
The third component we will be cover is the IDE. An IDE is like a text editor built specifically for programming. The one we will be using is Visual Studio.
Microsoft created the language so it makes sense to use their tool. Additionally, it’s by far the most advanced IDE on the market.
In the course, we are going to cover the nuances and the fundamentals. We are going to do this by crafting mico-programs. These are C# programs that do something very simple yet show us the functionality we need to learn how to craft our programs.
Thanks for your interest in An Introduction to C# for the Rest of Us. We will see you in the course!!!