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C# 5 First Look by Joel Martinez

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Summary

When it was introduced, C# came as a breath of fresh air at just the right time. It is a modern object oriented language, which takes the best qualities of many that came before it. Low-level power with just-in-time compilation, the simplicity of a garbage collected environment, and the flexibility of runtime that allows for easy interoperability with other languages, not to mention a great base class library, thriving open source community, and the ability to target multiple platforms make C# a compelling option.

In this chapter, we discussed setting up your development environment and downloading all of the relevant tools and runtimes:

  • Visual Studio, both commercial and free options.
  • Command line, useful for plugging directly into automated ...

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