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C#: The Big Picture

by Mike Woodring

C# is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. This course will teach you core concepts critical to evaluating whether C# is the right language for you, and will prepare you to kick start your learning journey to C# mastery.

What you'll learn

C# is one of the most widely used programming languages for modern software development; combining the resilience and safety typical of managed languages with the speed and performance of natively compiled languages. In this course, C#: The Big Picture, you'll gain the ability to understand C#'s role in modern software development, evaluate whether C# is the right language for your needs, and kick start your journey to C# fluency. First, you'll discover the key characteristics of C# that make it one of the top 5 most popular programming languages in the world today. Next, you'll explore the incredible power of managed execution in .NET using C#, and gain a critical understanding of the relationship between C#, the .NET runtime, and the .NET base class libraries. Finally, you'll become acquainted with some of the syntax of C#, its pattern of evolution over time, and what to expect moving forward if you invest in further study. When you're finished with this course, you'll know enough about C# and .NET to know whether C# is the right language for you, understand critical context required to work with C# developers or continue your own journey to C# mastery, and know what to expect as C# continues to evolve in the future.

About the author

Mike was the Head of Curriculum at Pluralsight, where he led the team that drove the vision and strategy for delivering world class technical content for professional technologists around the world working as developers, architects, IT operations professionals and data scientists and analysts. A former Microsoft C# MVP and multiple U.S. patent holder, Mike has over 20 years of experience developing high performance software systems and training developers around the world.

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