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You want to learn C# programming, but you're not sure you want to suffer through another tedious technical book. You're in luck: Head First C# introduces this language in a fun, visual way. You'll quickly learn everything from creating your first program to learning sophisticated coding skills with C# 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4, while avoiding common errors that frustrate many students.The second edition offers several hands-on labs along the way to help you build and test programs using skills you've learned up to that point. In the final lab, you'll put everything together. From objects to garbage collection and from exceptions to interactions, you'll learn C# in a way that engages and entertains your brain. Here are a few of the topics you'll learn:Start by building a useful application with pre-built components in Visual Studio 2010Discover how objects work, using real-world examplesStore numbers, text, and other basic data types using primitivesSave complex data in files and databases with great C# toolsBuild intuitive and easy-to-use interfaces by following simple rulesDesign your code to catch exceptions -- things you don't expectDevelop good programming habits, such as refactoring code and applying unit testsLearn how web services put your programs in touch with the rest of the worldMake it easy for other people to install your software.



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Andrew Stellman

Andrew Stellman is a developer, architect, speaker, agile coach, project manager, and expert in building better software. He has over two decades of professional experience building software, and has architected large-scale real-time back end systems, managed large international software teams, been a Vice President at a major investment bank, and consulted for companies, schools, and corporations, including Microsoft, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Bank of America, Notre Dame, and MIT. He's had the privilege of working with some pretty amazing programmers during that time, and likes to think that he's learned a few things from them.



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