Chapter 1. Getting Started with C#

In this chapter, we will talk about the general state of the industry at the time when C# was first introduced, and some of the reasons that it is a great language. By the end of the chapter, you will have a fully working development environment that is ready to go through all of the examples in this book.

Origins

As every comic book super hero has an origin story, so does every professional in every walk of life. Sharing origin stories with your colleagues is great because it can serve as a point of reflection about how things were in the past, how they have evolved, and where they may go in the future. My own personal story originated in high school in the late nineties, watching my brother, who was five years ...

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