Chapter 1. Ready, Steady, Go!

This book is about the C# programming language first and foremost. It is about becoming a proficient C# programmer. Reading this book from cover to cover will not make you a superstar, but it will make you a programmer who understands what needs to be done when writing robust, stable, and maintainable C# applications.

In this chapter, you'll get started by acquiring the tools you need to develop C# applications and taking those tools for a test spin. Along the way, you'll create a couple C# applications.

Downloading and Installing the Tools

Getting started with C# 3.0, you're probably really excited about writing some code that does something. It's like getting your driver's license and wanting to drive a car without ...

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