Learn C# Programming (In Ten Easy Steps)
What you'll learn
- Master C# programming concepts from the ground up
- Use the source code examples to learn step-by-step
- Understand the special features of C#: object orientation, the .NET framework, error-handling, serialization
- Visual Studio (either the free Community edition or a commercial edition). We explain how to download and install this in the course.
Learn C# Programming (in ten easy steps) [Version 2] is suitable for beginner programmers or anyone with experience in another programming language who needs to learn C# from the ground up. Step-by-step it explains how to write C# code to develop Windows applications using either the free Visual Studio Community Edition or a commercial edition of Microsoft Visual Studio. This is the completely revised and updated second version of this course.
C# is one of the most widely used an important of all modern programming languages. If you need to learn C# quickly and painlessly, this is the perfect course.
You will begin by learning the core features of programming – variables, constants, functions and data types. You will move on rapidly to learn about Object Orientation and the more advanced features of C# and the .NET framework such as file-handling, data-streaming, dealing with exceptions (errors) and overriding methods. Even if you start out as a complete beginner, by the end of this course you will have built a really solid foundation of programming knowledge and skills.
All the source code of sample projects is provided ready for you to download, run and modify. The course also includes an eBook that provides even more information on the topics being discussed. And there are also interactive quizzes to test your understanding of each major topic.
The course instructor, Huw Collingbourne, is Director of Technology with SapphireSteel Software, a company that specialises in Visual Studio development tools (written in C#) for professional programmers.
Learn C# Programming (in ten easy steps) is the fastest and simplest way to help you make the move from coding novice to professional programmer. The first version of this course was launched in 2012. The current version has been completely re-made and expanded with numerous new lessons.
As an added bonus, the complete version 1 of the course (almost 4 additional hours of video instruction) is also included as a free download.
There is also an extra bonus project (a drag-and-drop application launchpad) that will help you extend your skills while programming a genuinely useful application.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners – if you’ve never coded before, you can learn C# step by step
- Programmers switching to C# from some other language such as Ruby, Python, C or Java
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software, developers of programming tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. He is author of The Little Book Of C, The Little Book Of Pointers and The Little Book Of Recursion from Bitwise Books and of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press. He runs Bitwise Courses and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.
Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Java programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, C++, Smalltalk and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, PC Pro, and PC Plus.
In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of 1980s murder mysteries.
At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK. The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.