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Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! by Rob Miles

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Chapter 1. Computers, C#, XNA, and You

In this chapter, you will

  • Discover what makes a good programmer and what makes a great one.

  • See what computers are all about.

  • Find out why C# is a language you can love and Microsoft XNA is a framework you can adore.

  • Get your system set up so that you can write code.

  • Run your first XNA program.

Introduction

Welcome to the wonderful world of Rob Miles—a world of bad jokes, puns, and programming. In this book, I’m going to give you an introduction to the C# programming language and show you how to use C# to create XNA games. If you have programmed before, I’d be grateful if you’d still read all the text. It’s worth it just for the jokes, and you may actually learn something as you’re laughing.

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