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Author Topic: Getting Started with C#  (Read 3658 times)

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Getting Started with C#
« on: May 21, 2005, 03:03:31 PM »
I think I may begin learning C#, especially after mouser's excellent post in this thread.  Now, I'm wondering where to begin.  Yes, I am absolutely green, and I hate that feeling.

Obviously, I need an IDE.  Microsoft has these "Express Editions", but I'm wondering if "Express Edition" means "You'll Need Something Better After Two Months Edition".  Of course, the full-blown "Professional Edition" is a big jump in price.  Is it worth it?

Can someone offer insight into this?

Any other suggestions would be welcome, too.  Book suggestions, anything.  (I know book selection is somewhat personal, but some books are still better than others.)
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Re: Getting Started with C#
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2005, 05:23:52 PM »
free c# ide for windows  -> http://www.icsharpco...e.net/opensource/sd/
no doubt there are others too.

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Re: Getting Started with C#
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2005, 07:40:32 PM »
Cool, thanks.  I installed it, and now I have that feeling I would have if I sat in the cockpit of a 747.  :)

From the looks of it, Learn to Program with C# by John Smiley is a good choice for newbies.  Time to go to the bookstore...
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Re: Getting Started with C#
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 06:20:06 PM »
i revived this thread from our defunct programming section.

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Re: Getting Started with C#
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2005, 07:12:03 PM »
Look out C#, here comes D!
(from the folks at www.digitalmars.com who bring you dmcpp, a free C/C++ Compiler)

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Re: Getting Started with C#
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2005, 07:57:06 PM »
D is an attempt to improve C++ by a very skilled programmer (author of the digital mars c++ compiler).
its got some nice stuff - but its still a very small project with very few people working on it, which is going to limit its usefulness.