Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming

Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming

by Dan Clark
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Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming by Dan Clark

Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming brings you into the modern world of development as you master the fundamentals of programming with C# and learn to develop efficient, reusable, elegant code through the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology. Take your skills out of the 20th century and into this one with Dan Clark's accessible, quick-paced guide to C# and object-oriented programming, completely updated for .NET 4.0 and C# 4.0.

As you develop techniques and best practices for coding in C#, one of the world's most popular contemporary languages, you'll experience modeling a “real world” application through a case study, allowing you to see how both C# and OOP (a methodology you can use with any number of languages) come together to make your code reusable, modern, and efficient.

With more than 30 fully hands-on activities, you'll discover how to transform a simple model of an application into a fully-functional C# project, including designing the user interface, implementing the business logic, and integrating with a relational database for data storage. Along the way, you will explore the .NET Framework, the creation of a Windows-based user interface, a web-based user interface, and service-oriented programming, all using Microsoft's industry-leading Visual Studio 2010, C#, Silverlight, the Entity Framework, and more.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to use the Universal Modeling Language (UML) to quickly design an application correctly from the first time

  • Understand object-oriented programming principles and how they benefit your work in today's dual Web- and Windows-based world

  • Integrate OOP fundamentals when developing code in C#

  • Discover the .NET Framework and how it can help you create applications quickly and efficiently

  • Walk along as the author develops a complete Windows- and Web-based application using the techniques and best practices covered inside

Who this book is for

  • If you're a beginning C# programmer who wants to gain a foundation in object-oriented programming along with the C# language basics, this book is for you.

  • Programmers transitioning from a procedure-oriented programming model to an object-oriented model will also find many practical suggestions and walkthroughs inside.

  • In particular, Visual Basic developers who want to transition to C# programming, but lack a firm grasp of object-oriented programming principles, will find this book an excellent starting point for their journey into C#.

The book includes a primer in Appendix A that discusses some fundamental procedural programming concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Object-Oriented Programming

  2. Designing OOP Solutions: Identifying the Class Structure

  3. Designing OOP Solutions: Modeling the Object Interaction

  4. Designing OOP Solutions: A Case Study

  5. Introducing the .NET Framework and Visual Studio

  6. Creating Classes

  7. Creating Class Hierarchies

  8. Implementing Object Collaboration

  9. Working with Collections

  10. Implementing the Data Access Layer

  11. Developing Windows Applications

  12. Developing Web Applications

  13. Developing and Consuming WCF Services

  14. Developing the OSO Application

  15. Wrapping Up

  16. Fundamental Programming Concepts

  17. Exception Handling in C#

  18. Installing the Required Software

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430235316
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 05/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 335,817
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Dan Clark is a senior BI consultant for Pragmatic Works. He is focused on learning new BI technologies and training others how to best implement the technology. Dan has published several books and numerous articles on .NET programming and BI development. He is a regular speaker at various developer/database conferences and user group meetings, and enjoys interacting with the Microsoft developer and database communities.

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Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BobP53 More than 1 year ago
In general, I really liked the book. Not clouded by programmer-speak. OOP concepts were presented in a logically, distinct and readable manner and geared to a beginner audience - old timers like me still learned a few new things. Don't let the word "beginning" in the title deter one from buying this book even if you have previous C# coding background. I feel that the implementation of the OOP concepts using the Visual Studio IDE is better understood by those who have some background C#. For true "beginners", the latter chapters dealing with the creation of the Data Access Layer and the simple creation of Windows and Web Applications may be a bit much. It is a simple step by step explanation of how you use OOP with Windows and the Web; it may be too much for the true C# novice, too simple for the experienced. On the other hand, it is needed to show how those OOP concepts become real. I leave it up the individual "novice" to make that call. Overall, there is a lot of good material here on the OOP subject and its implementation using the Visual Studio product. Even an old war horse like me learned some new stuff. It was a quick read for me, but I would recommend this book for those who want a precise and distinct explanation of OOP and how it is implemented using C#.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before you consider buying this book, I suggest going to the Apress website and reviewing the errata for this edition. Why would any publisher release something with so many errors it it? I cannot comment about the actual contents of the book because I never made it that far.