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Beginner level software engineering


Chapter INTRODUCTION

Introduction to programming
Installing Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition
Installing Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition
Creating first project
Short introduction to Visual Studio interface
Structure of a C# Console program
C# differentiates between uppercase and lowercase
Comments in C#
Formatting codes
Semicolon character
Variables
Variable types
Declaring and initializing variables
C# keywords
Choosing significant variable names
Interacting with the Console
Bit. Byte. Binary counting.
Hexadecimal numbers
Why do we use hexadecimal numbers?
Int variable type
Char variable type
Float variable type
Double variable type
Decimal variable type
Type modifiers
Overflow exception
Real types error calculations
Boolean variable type
String variable type
Object variable type
Nullable variable types
Value and reference types
Escape sequences
Operators
Operator precedence
Arithmetical operators
Incrementing operator
Decrementing operator
Logical operators
Concatenator operator
Bitwise operators
Comparison operators
Assignment operators
Conditional operator
Other operators
Casting and type conversion
Implicit type conversion
Explicit type conversion
Conversion to type String
Conditional processing
Representation of True and False values
Testing a condition with If
Conditional statement If-Else
Nested If statements
Conditional statement Switch
While loop
Do While loop
For loop
Foreach loop
Break operator
Continue operator
Nested loops

Chapter ARRAYS

Arrays
Declaration of arrays
Initialization of arrays
Accessing the elements of arrays
Iteration through the elements of an array
Multidimensional arrays
Arrays of arrays

Chapter FUNCTIONS

Functions
Methods and functions declaration
Methods and functions parameters
Variable Scope
Execution workflow
Optional parameters
Functions and methods overloading
Methods and functions signature
Return operator
Best practices when using methods and functions
Recursive functions

Chapter STRINGS AND TEXT PROCESSING

String
Concatenation
UPPERCASE and lowercase
Searching for a string within another string
Substring
Splitting a string by a separator
Removing unnecessary characters
Replacing a string inside another string
Other string methods
String Builder

Chapter OBJECTS

Object oriented programming
Classes
Properties
Constructors
Instantiation
Access modifiers
Static members
Nested classes
Generic classes
Generic methods
Structures
Constants
Enumerations
Bit masks and the Flags enumerations attribute
Namespaces

Chapter GUI

WPF
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
XAML
Control Properties
Control Events
GUI Controls

Chapter DATA STRUCTURES

Data Structures
Arrays
Array List
Linked List
List
Stack
Queue
Dictionary
Sorted Dictionary
Hash Set
Sorted Set
Other Data Structures

Chapter DEBUGGING AND ERROR HANDLING

Exceptions
Handling exceptions with Try Catch
Try Catch Finally
The Using directive
First steps in Debugging: understanding common errors
Breakpoints and local variables
Stack vs Heap memory

Chapter FIRST PRACTICAL APPLICATION

Steps for building an application the right way
Planning an application
XAML: Writing the GUI of our application

Chapter OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

Encapsulation
Inheritance
Virtual Methods
Polymorphism
Abstraction
Abstract classes and methods
Interfaces

Intermediate level software engineering

Chapter DELEGATES, LAMBDA EXPRESSIONS, EVENTS

Delegates
Lambda expressions
Delegate chaining
Func and Action
Anonymous methods
Closures
Observer pattern
Events
Events Add and Remove
EventHandler, sender and EventArgs
Delegate covariance and contravariance

Chapter LINQ

Extension Methods
The meaning of “this” on extension methods
IEnumerator and IEnumerable
Yield return statement
Yield break statement
LINQ
Writing custom LINQ extension methods
Degenerate Select clauses
Deferred execution
LINQ execution workflow

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