C# course so far

Well things are going pretty well on the C# course. We get plenty of breaks and lots of practical exercises to do, which is nice. Started at 09:30 and hopefully finishing at about 16:30 today which seems really nice to me! :)

We have had the introduction to .NET which clarified a lot for me. I was rather bemused about this mystical thing called .NET and thought it was mostly marketing-speak. I wasn’t properly aware that many languages can use the same .NET libraries. I didn’t realise that it was pretty much a wrapper for categorising and holding more fundamental operating system functions within objects.

We have done the obligatory Hello World – both as a GUI and a command-line application. We have covered variables and constants, enumerated types, assignments, conditions, and just starting for loops and while loops now. Nothing too taxing.

The bad thing is the class is really quiet and the tutor does not encourage communication. After each exercise the tutor just tells us the answers, rather than asking us what we think the answers are, which would probably prompt a bit more discussion.

The other bad things are … we didn’t get any free lunch – i had to go and buy my own! :( and i am having to suffer Internet Explorer 6 which is even more awful than i remembered!

Anyway, we are about to begin again so i’ll sign out now …! :)

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