(OG100K) C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

Over the next week I'm going to start putting together and fleshing out an outline for getting OGers set to hit the ground running writing Web-applications using the Microsoft stack. I'm going to start with taking everyone from "square 1" since we have a lot of people that have had no exposure to programming.

For now, this is a nice little gem as far as free training materials go. I'd like everyone to start off with this:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Sharp-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners 

I will be frequenting the IT Forum to help out. Also if you would like to get a hold of me, I have a Gmail account specifically to help answer questions and whatever you need to get through the materials I post:

ogdeveloper@gmail.com

I work during the day PST and have a long commute, but I will do my best to reply quickly.

The software you will need to get started is located at the following URL

 

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-express-windows-desktop

 

 

So a couple of quick notes to avoid confusion. The .NET Framework is what your C# applications are built on top of. The framework provides "services" in various libraries that allow you to basically do "everything" such as save files, read from databases, security, etc. This is true regardless of whether you are building Web, Desktop, or Background Services for Windows (or even console apps).
 
The important thing to remember here is that your C# apps run on top of the .net framework. The current version is 4.5. There's been a lot of changes since 1.0, so the framework is pretty huge.
 
The framework is composed of two basic things:
Common Language Runtime (CLR) - execution environment such as JIT for hardware and OS independence, memory management (GC), security. Key thing to remember is that C# is compiled down to something called common intermediate language (IL) which is sort of like an assembly language and then just in time (JIT) compiled at run-time into native code. I'm simplifiying somewhat.
 
The Framework Class Library (FCL) - This is all of the libraries used to write your code: input/output (IO), convert data types, etc. ASP.NET is part of this library and that's the part that I'm going to focus on to help you guys learn Web programming with C#.

Visual Studio Express to do the video exercises:

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-express-windows-desktop

SQL Server Express
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh230763.asp

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Thanks so much for taking the time to do this, it really is awesome. 

Can I call you Sean?

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I forgot to post the links to SQL Server Express 2012 and Visual Studio express to go along with the videos.

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-express-windows-desktop

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh230763.aspx Phone Post

Email sent and will go over the site in this thread.

Thx!! Phone Post

My gawd your VTFU should be through the roof! Plus 3...

very cool thanks for taking the time!

thx Sean!

theseanster - 


Over the next week I'm going to start putting together and fleshing out an outline for getting OGers set to hit the ground running writing Web-applications using the Microsoft stack. I'm going to start with taking everyone from "square 1" since we have a lot of people that have had no exposure to programming.



For now, this is a nice little gem as far as free training materials go. I'd like everyone to start off with this:



http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Sharp-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners 



I will be frequenting the IT Forum to help out. Also if you would like to get a hold of me, I have a Gmail account specifically to help answer questions and whatever you need to get through the materials I post:



ogdeveloper@gmail.com



I work during the day PST and have a long commute, but I will do my best to reply quickly.



More to come....



I'll be studying this tomorrow at work.

Just voted you up as well!

VTFU! And thanks

Sean, are you the same guy who used to post pics of gf's or models you dated years ago on the OG??????? maybe i'm thinking of another guy.

redwhiteandblues - Sean, are you the same guy who used to post pics of gf's or models you dated years ago on the OG??????? maybe i'm thinking of another guy.

lol no. Been married 13 years. She's beautiful but no model. :) Phone Post