Chapter 1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual C#
The chief merit of language is clearness.
Our life is frittered away with detail. . . . Simplify, simplify.
|--Henry David Thoreau|
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
|--John F. Kennedy|
In this chapter you’ll learn:
- Basic hardware and software concepts.
- The different types of programming languages.
- The history of the Visual C# programming language.
- Some basics of object technology.
- The history of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
- About Microsoft’s .NET initiative, which involves the Internet in developing and using software systems.
- To test-drive a Visual C# 2010 drawing application.