1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual C#

The chief merit of language is clearness.

Galen

High thoughts must have high language.

Aristophanes

Our life is frittered away with detail. . . . Simplify, simplify.

Henry David Thoreau

My object all sublime I shall achieve in time.

W. S. Gilbert

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

Objectives

In this chapter you will learn:

• The history of the Visual C# programming language.

• Some basics of object technology.

• The history of the UML—the industry-standard object-oriented system modeling language.

• The history of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

• The motivation behind and an overview of the Microsoft’s .NET initiative, which involves ...

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