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Introduction to Object Orientation and C# Classes

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Description

This course takes code from the Data Types and Variables course and refines it using object-oriented (OO) principles. We explore some of the main concepts of OO programming during this process, such as encapsulation, code reuse, and inheritance.

Along the way, we learn more about essential code structures such as conditional evaluation with if-then-else statements, functions for grouping code that performs a specific task, and for-loops for dynamically repeating an action. We will also look at how .NET and C# have object-oriented baked-in as a fundamental design principle underpinning the framework and language.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of object orientation and what came before it
  • Learn about essential code structures and turn code into a class
  • Refine the class code and learn more object-oriented concepts
  • Learn about inheritance, a fundamental object-oriented concept
  • Understand how object-orientation is a foundation principle of C# and .NET

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who already have an understanding of data types and variables in C# and now want to learn about object-oriented principles.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have an understanding of C# as well as basic data types: strings, numbers, and Booleans. In order to follow along with the demos, you should also have a working development environment, whether in Windows, Linux, or macOS.

Resources

The GitHub repository for this course can be found here.

 

Transcript

Hi, and welcome to this Introduction to Object Orientation and C# Classes course. In this course, I will build on the previous data types and variables course by explaining how classes are like data types, albeit much more complex, and that simple data types we've already seen are, in fact, classes. While you can take this course in isolation, I will build on and extend topics discussed in the C# Data Types and Variables course. That being the case, the prerequisites for this course are a working development environment, whether in Windows, Linux, or macOS, and an understanding of basic data types, as in strings, numbers, and Booleans. whole

 

My name is Hallam Webber, and I'll be your instructor for this course. We welcome all feedback, so please feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com with any comments, positive or negative. Let's jump in.

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Hallam Webber
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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard. 

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