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Beginning C# Objects: From Concepts to Code is a comprehensive yet approachable guide for anyone interested in learning the C# language, beginning with the basics.

To begin, this book addresses the two fundamental concepts that programmers must grasp in order to write a professional object-oriented C# application: the nature and characteristics of objects, and the structure that allows you to take best advantage of C#’s object-oriented makeup.

In addition to the basics of C# syntax, this book introduces object terminology—teaching you how to think in terms of objects—and provides an introduction of object modeling, illustrating how to translate an object model into C# code with ease.

For folks who have already attempted to learn C# but are still having trouble mastering C#'s object-oriented nature, the case study format of this book will be invaluable in showing you how to translate a UML model into a fully-functional C# application.

An overwhelming number of programmers are now moving to C# as their language of choice for developing powerful, maintainable, scalable software applications. Whether you’re learning C# as your first programming language, moving to C# from a non-object-oriented language, or have previously programmed with C# but still feel unsure when it comes to object aspects, this book is a perfect fit for you.

About the Authors

Jacquie Barker is a professional software engineer, author, and adjunct faculty member at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. With over 25 years of experience as a hands-on software developer and project manager, Jacquie has spent the past 12 years focusing on object technology, becoming proficient as an object modeler and Sun Microsystems certified Java programmer.

She is currently employed as a senior member of the technical staff at Technology Associates, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, and is also the founder of ObjectStart LLC, an object technology mentorship and training firm. Her bestselling book, Beginning Java Objects: From Concepts to Code, published now by Apress, continues to receive praise from readers around the world and has been adopted by many universities as a key textbook in their core IT curricula.

Grant Palmer is the author of the acclaimed Java Programmer's Reference and is a recognized expert in both the C# and Java languages. Grant has worked as a scientific programmer in the Space Technology Division at the NASA Ames Research Center for the past 20 years. This has involved working with Java since 1996, developing programs for scientific applications as well as converting older FORTRAN and C applications to the Java and C# platforms.

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