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Learn why you need to care about C#.

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This module is one in a collection of modules designed primarily for teaching GAME 1343 Game and Simulation Programming I at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. These modules are intended tosupplement and not to replace the textbook.

An earlier module titled Getting Started provided information on how to get started programming with Microsoft's XNA Game Studio.

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Technical level of the course

This is not a beginning programming course. The official prerequisite for this course is a course in programming fundamentals using either C++ or Python.Those courses use C++ or Python strictly as procedural programming languages. The courses are currentlytaught using very simple IDEs.

I will assume...

I will assume that students in this course already know how to program using either C++ or Python as a procedural programming language and that they alreadyunderstand such fundamental concepts as programming logic, functions, parameter passing, etc.

I will also assume...

At the same time I will also assume that the students in this course know very little if anything about the following topics:

  • The use of a complex IDE.
  • The use of any programming language other than either Python or C++ solely as a procedural programming language.
  • Object-oriented programming.
  • Pointers or any other form of indirection.
  • Large-scale programming documentation.

These are all topics that will be important in learning how to make effective use of the Microsoft XNA Game Studio software.

What is C#?

According to Wikipedia,

"C# (pronounced "see sharp") is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing imperative, functional, generic,object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines. It was developed by Microsoft within the .NET initiative and later approved as astandard by Ecma (ECMA-334) and ISO (ISO/IEC 23270). C# is one of the programming languages designed for the Common Language Infrastructure."

"C# is intended to be a simple, modern, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language.[3]Its development team is led by Anders Hejlsberg, the designer of Borland's Turbo Pascal, who has saidthat its object-oriented syntax is based on C++ and other languages.[4] JamesGosling, who created the Java programming language in 1994, called it an 'imitation' of that language.[5]The most recent version is C# 3.0, which was released in conjunction with the .NET Framework 3.5 in 2007. The next proposedversion, 4.0, is in development."

Questions & Answers

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Crow Reply
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RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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