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Essential C# 7.0, Sixth Edition by Mark Michaelis

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1. Introducing C#

C# is now a well-established language that builds on features found in its predecessor C-style languages (C, C++, and Java), making it immediately familiar to many experienced programmers.1 Furthermore, the C# programming language can be used to build software components and applications that run on a wide variety of operating systems (platforms).

1. The first C# design meeting took place in 1998.

A figure shows "Introducing C Sharp" mind-map.

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