What is programming?

If you can organize a party, you can write a program. What happens in a program is a little different, but the basic principles are the same. In this sample chapter from Begin to Code with C#, Rob Miles discusses what it takes to be a programmer and takes a closer look at how computers…

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Begin to Code with C# bonus chapters

Today we have three free bonus chapters to share from Begin to Code with C#, by Rob Miles. Together, these chapters create Part 4: Creating applications.

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New book: Begin to Code with C#

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Begin to Code with C# (ISBN 9781509301157), by Rob Miles.

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Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft Press, in cooperation with Xamarin, is pleased to publish a new ebook by legendary author Charles Petzold: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows.

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Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition: Suggested fix for using the projects

We always appreciate hearing from our readers through the blog, Amazon, and book surveys. We can discover issues and try to fix them as quickly as possible. Thanks to author John Sharp for being so responsive and figuring out how to replicate the errors and come up with a solution. As some readers have suggested,…

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Understanding values and references in Microsoft Visual C#

In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition, you will learn how the characteristics of the primitive types, such as int, double, and char, differ from the characteristics of class types. After completing this chapter, you will be able to: Explain the differences between a value type and a reference type….

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Sample chapter: Using decision statements

After completing this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition, you will be able to: Declare Boolean variables. Use Boolean operators to create expressions whose outcome is either true or false. Write if statements to make decisions based on the result of a Boolean expression. Write switch statements to make more complex…

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New book: Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, Eighth Edition

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, Eighth Edition (9781509301041), by John Sharp! Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Update 2/4/2016: Some readers have been unable to open the corresponding projects as per the instructions on page xxiii…

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Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

The final version of this ebook is now available; download the final version here. The second preview edition of Charles Petzold’s Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is now available for download! Below you’ll find the download link and the ebook’s full Introduction. Enjoy! Introduction This is…

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