Welcome to C#, today's premiere programming language for the .NET platform, and the most exciting one. We're going to push the C# envelope in this book, working from the ground floor up through the advanced levels. This book has been designed to open up C# and make it more accessible than any other book can.
This is a programmer-to-programmer book, written to bring you up to speed in C# by giving you what you need without wasting time. Because this discussion is targeted to programmers, we're going to skip the in-depth explanations of elementary programming constructs like variables that you'd skip anyway. If you're a programmer, this book is written to give you exactly what you want to see when moving to C#the good stuff, and only the good stuff.
There's as much C# crammed into this book as you need to get truly proficient. And getting you there is this book's goal.