C# Programming for Beginners : The First Steps
What you'll learn
- Program fluently in C# using Microsoft Visual Studio for Windows Machines
- Understand how to create a basic Windows Form Application ... No Console Apps
- Understand the basic concepts of Selection, Repetition, and Methods
- Understand the intermediate concepts of Object Oriented Programming, String Handling, Arrays (One, Two Dimensional), Random Numbers, Graphics, and Animation
- Apply the programming skills learned to create meaningful computer app from the world of business, science , math and gaming.
- Create Business applications which simulate a computerized cash register for a cafeteria, and a sign in system for a doctors office
- Create Science applications which create charts that convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius
- Create applications which track student marks and determine averages, and highest and lowest marks
- Create applications which determine credit card eligibility for applicants based on a scoring system
- Create applications which check the validity of a credit card using String manipulation techniques
- Create a program that plays the card game War
- Create a Math program which displays a bar chart of sales over a period of years
- Create a Graphics program which simulates an "Etch-A-Sketch" drawing program
- Create a simple object animation then use it as the basis for a car race game
- Create a slot machine game
- Create a falling objects game ... where you move an object around with the keyboard and catch objects falling from the sky for points
- Create a Space shooter game
- Fully appreciate the wide range of applications that the study of Computer Science provides.
- * NEW * Extend the idea of coding and computational thinking by solving a series of advanced problems from a wide variety of disciplines.
- All course material (demos, notes) will be available for download during each individual lecture. The only software required to start the course is the free version of Microsoft Visual Studio Express or Community Edition for Windows (link provided in intro lecture)
- Our focus will be working with Visual Studio on Windows machines ... Unfortunately NOT MAC computers
Students will learn to create their own computer programs and video games using the C# programming language. No prior programming experience is assumed. This is a course for REAL BEGINNERS. We will introduce all the required programming skills from the ground up.This programming course is meant for ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN TO CODE. We cover C# syntax but more importantly we introduce the PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS necessary to convert practical problems to solutions in code...You get paid for solving problems everything else is just a technicality.
Our focus will be working with Visual Studio on WINDOWS machines . All coding examples are fully compatible with the LATEST Visual Studio Edition (As of 2021 Visual Studio Community 2019) for WINDOWS ... Unfortunately they are not MAC compatible
A language like C# is typically learned "in a vacuum," and stripped of potentially distracting visual elements or front-end graphical interfaces. This type of learning process - which is considered the standard approach - is great for communicating the fundamentals. It allows you to focus on the most important and basic programming concepts you will need to understand, and is often presented through the output of a static, text-based console window. However, learning a language in this console vacuum can also be bland and boring, and can often lead to students becoming disengaged entirely.
Students are more likely to remain engaged by learning how to build Windows applications from day one in tandem with learning the C# programming language. Therefore, my lectures are designed to keep you engaged with the process of learning C# fundamentals by presenting them through a series of lessons aimed at creating simple, Windows Form based applications. This course, by jumping right into apps with a Graphical User Interface, allows the learner to feel like they are learning concepts that produce a tangible result.
I walk you carefully through every possible feature you can imagine, and I use hundreds of existing projects you can learn from, or expand on to make your own project. It's worth sifting through a dozen mediocre Udemy courses to find a gem like this. It's pretty close to a one stop shop for taking you from knowing nothing about WinForms, to building your own whole applications.
This course has more hours of video instruction (18 + hours) , lectures (90+) and exercises and supplemental resources (132+) than virtually any other Introductory C# course offered on Udemy. All for one low price.
Students will be exposed to all the stages in software development and develop problem-solving skills as well as learn the syntax of the C# language.
The challenges/applications are drawn from a variety of situations in the home,school and workplace. They address a wide spectrum of interests including business, science, math,art,music, and especially ANIMATION and GAMES ...(1/4 of the lectures).
My goal is not just to show you how to program, but to help you understand what you are doing, and why you are doing it. I am online daily to respond to any problems you may encounter.
Not only do the videos show you how to become a programmer in great detail, but each time an important concept is taught, I offer you a challenge that is designed to help you really understand what you have just learned.
You will go away and complete the challenge, and then come back and see the challenge answered and explained in detail in the video, allowing you to check your results!
Here's how I will help you to succeed:
o Each lecture starts with a list of objectives/speaking notes
o Every example covered in the lecture is available for download in the resources section … including the objectives/speaking notes
o Almost every lecture has a set of Practice problems with full solutions provided
o My style of writing and teaching follows the KISS principle : Keep It Super Simple. I try to stay away from fancy computer terminology and try to teach like am speaking to a brand new user with little to no previous knowledge on the subject matter.... and I am always available for help … replying most times within a day.
... and finally, this is NOT a static course, updates are made several times a month, with new lectures and challenge problems added on a continual basis.
Who this course is for:
- This C# programming course is meant for ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN TO CODE . We cover C# syntax but more importantly we introduce the problem solving skills necessary to convert practical problems to solutions in code. No prior programming knowledge is needed.
Hi, my name is Charlie Chiarelli. I'll be your teacher for this course. I will spend as much time as necessary to help you do the best you can. But, for you to succeed you must be willing to work .
I am a retired High school Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher from Canada. I taught for 35 years, I have a BMath degree from the University of Waterloo.
I was a frequent speaker at educational conferences (ECOO) and seminars . Most recently my talks focused on E-Learning and the future of education (Flipping the Classroom).
I was the school webmaster and served on a number of school board committee , recently advising my school board (Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board) on its online learning direction. I was also the contest coordinator for the Annual Programming Contest for the past 15 years.
For the last 7 years before I retired I was in the unique position of teaching most of my computer science classes entirely online using the D2L LMS. Because of low enrollment and lack of qualified computer science teachers I became the "board" teacher. So my virtual class was made up of students from various schools in the region.
I am not a brilliant software engineer trying to teach programming. I am a high school computer science teacher that has taught teenagers for over 35 years. So I think my perspective and sensibilities are quite different than the typical Udemy instructor. I feel this gives me a greater appreciation for what beginners need to learn and how it should be presented.
The next big blue-collar job category is already here—and it’s programming. What if we regarded code not as a high-stakes, sexy affair, but the equivalent of skilled work at a manufacturing plant? I believe we should spend less time urging kids to do expensive four-year computer-science degrees and instead introduce more code at the vocational level in high school and community colleges. Mid career people can learn coding online at sites like Udemy. I put forth the belief that we should focus less on the wunderkinds and more on the average individual.
I hope you agree and find my courses rewarding.