Learning C#

So back in the day, I took a programming class at MSU, waaaaay back in the day. It was 1992 and in a language that isn’t even in use today (yeah, we had computers back then). Heck, the class was out of date by the time I actually got to college. Things change fast in the computer world.  Now my CEP 810 class instructed me to go out and learn something new, and I thought, “I’ll check out this programming thing again.” Well, things look a lot different these days, let me tell you. There are dozens of programming languages each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Where do I even begin?

After a brief consultation with an actual programmer, I’ve decided to go with C# (pronounced C – sharp, not C – pound, or C – hashhtag). C# is supposed to be relatively easy to learn and uses some of the principles I learned so many years ago. My intent is to eventually be able to write some little apps for educational assistance, but it will be fun to see how far I can get in 4 weeks.

The good news is there’s a ton of online resources for learning programming languages. In fact, when I went to youtube and put “learn C#” into the search bar, there were over 700,000 results! So I narrowed the responses a little by looking for videos for beginners and have already found some great places to start.

So I’m excited to begin learning what programming looks like now, and whether nor not I’m going to be able to use it.