R1D16 Object Oriented Programming in C#

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After wrapping up the Intro to C# course I began the next course in the series which covers Object Oriented Programming in C#. C# is an object oriented language, similar to Java. This means that running all of your code out of a single “main” method is possible (and is exactly what we did in the last course) but goes against the spirit of the language itself.

I also read a very timely blog post today about when to create a new class in C# by K. Scott Allen. This is one of the most well written articles i’ve read regarding this topic and comes with some really great advice and rules of thumb. My biggest takeaway was this:

If you write a sentence saying you can use the class to ___ and ___ in a system, then it might be time to look at making two classes instead of one.

Cool Stuff

public class Person {
private string name;

// traditional getters and setters 
public string Name
{
    get
    {
        return name;
    }
    set
    {
        name = value;
    }
}

// auto-implemented getters and setters 
public string Name { get; set; }

}

The first module was a basic overview of OOP so nothing to exciting is happening yet. I did get a chance to review the built in generic collections that are available as a part of C# / .NET -- this is somethign that I wish I paid more attention to when I was learning pyton because I continue to find better built in data structures for various tasks on a daily basis.

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