Absolute Beginning; .NET C# 5.0 Noob

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    Absolute Beginning; .NET C# 5.0 Noob

    Hello folks,

    I have time = 0 experience with .NET C# 5.0 Visual Studio, Visual programming. I have a Windows 7 machine! I have (courtesy full-time enrollment at my local university) Visual Studio Professional 2012.

    I am ready to begin my journey but I do not know much about .NET 4.5, nothing about C# 5.0, and little about Visual Studio or Visual programming.

    For a noob like me, where do I begin to conquer the vast knowledge of .NET and C#? I considered purchasing Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework (Professional Apress) but I hesitate because right now all I see is the forest... I am clueless!

    Please guide me and help direct me.

    Thank you

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    Do you have any programming background at all? You can get a feel for the language syntax at first. Some simple Hello World examples online. At some point you'll want to learn about object oriented programming design.

    If you're looking to buy a book, I personally really enjoyed "Head First C#". There's also a "Head First Design Patterns" book that talks about popular object oriented approaches to design problems, which I also really enjoyed.

    Other than that, I would avoid "new features" topics for now. Stuff like async/await, LINQ, anonymous methods, etc. should wait until you have a better feel for the language.
    If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsme86 View Post
    Do you have any programming background at all? You can get a feel for the language syntax at first. Some simple Hello World examples online. At some point you'll want to learn about object oriented programming design.

    If you're looking to buy a book, I personally really enjoyed "Head First C#". There's also a "Head First Design Patterns" book that talks about popular object oriented approaches to design problems, which I also really enjoyed.

    Other than that, I would avoid "new features" topics for now. Stuff like async/await, LINQ, anonymous methods, etc. should wait until you have a better feel for the language.
    Thank you for your reply. I have background programming in Java and incorporated C, Objective-C and some C++ as a student of computer science. I was interested in a very good book and thank you for suggesting one as well as thank you for recommended approaches.

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