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When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:34 AM

Hi,

This is my first post and I've tried searching for this question but I couldn't find an answer so apologies if it's already been answered.

I just want to know when did C# click for you? I've found answers to questions on how long people have been learning but nothing relating to when you started to understand and feel comfortable working with code or thinking of a problem and knowing roughly how you will code a solution.

The question is mainly aimed at people who've learnt C# as their first language without any prior programming knowledge.

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Re: When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:27 AM

I know this isn't really a question for me, since I went from BASIC to C to C++ then C#, but when I transitioned to C# I found myself wishing it was the first programming language I'd learned. It's just so much more human than most of the others. How long have you been learning for, and at what intensity? I think 3 months+ would be expected.
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Re: When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:50 AM

Hi,

Thanks for answering. The question is open to all it's just targeted mainly to C#. I've only been learning a week so I'm not expecting to learn anything in great detail I'm just curious as to when people got their eureka moment. If I were to define a eureka moment it would most likely be the transition from having to look up everything you need to know to knowing most of what you need and only looking up the rest if that makes sense.
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Re: When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:15 AM

I think the most important aspect to learn isn't the syntax, but the general patterns.
  • Loops For, ForEach While
  • Boolean Logic And Or Xor Not
  • Comparisions < > <= >= == !=
  • Methods Functions & Subroutines
  • Structures - Classes & Structs
  • Inheritance TextBox : TextBpxBase
  • Interfaces Implements IComparable<T>
  • Generics < T >
  • Collections - (List, Stack, Queue, Array)
* Note: Mixture of vb.net and C# syntax styles

This knowledge is transferable across multiple languages, bar a change in the syntax and grammar.

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Re: When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

I first learned OOP basics, C# was easy to "click" after that.
There is MSDN as my primary source and dreamincode :bigsmile:
My college was also helpful.

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Re: When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:49 AM

I don't beleve i ever had a 'eureka moment' but i can write code straight from my head now which means i don't have to google every thing i do now. So i beleve there will come a time for you where you can write code without googling everything. Also when reasearching how to do certain things you will understand more clearly what is be said, which will help you to learn new concepts quicker.

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Re: When did you begin to understand c#?

Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:25 AM

Some interesting answers :) I suppose not everyone realises when they transistion from learner to learned as it's probably quite a subtle change.
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