The best ways to learn C# can be used in isolation or you could use all of them.
I would personally recommend having a look at all the options available to you. Some cost a bit of money like courses but most are free.
C# is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It was created by Microsoft in 2000 and is currently used for multiple development workflows like making Websites, Mobile Apps, Games and much more. C# is also one of the languages strongly supported in Azure which is Microsoft's cloud infrastructure.
C# is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language. C# encompasses static typing, strong typing, lexically scoped, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented, and component-oriented programming disciplines.
What are the best ways to learn C#?
Now let's take a look at some of the best ways to learn C#! Whilst these go in numerical order, one is by no means better than any of the others. They are all equally as good ways to learn C#.
1. Udemy Courses
Udemy is a great video course platform. There you can learn many different topics, not just programming. It is great for programming as you get a certificate on completion which can be used when applying for jobs. When it comes to c# It is by far one of the best ways to learn.
There are three courses I have personally taken on Udemy for C# and can say that they were great and taught me a lot! They are the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses by Mosh Hamedani which can be found here.
There are a lot of really good courses on Udemy for C#. However, these three are great when starting out as they target beginners and also cover some more advanced topics.
I would also highly recommend taking a look at topics around C# I like clean code writing.
2. Books on C#
Although reading books can be considered old fashioned, they are one of the best ways to learn C#. They can be taken anywhere and always available offline. Books are great for beginners. If you are looking for a general C# book you could read the C# 10 and .NET 6 – Modern Cross-Platform Development. This book goes into detail on how to develop Apps, Website and Cloud Services.
If you are looking for a beginner book on game development then take a look at Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity. This book will help you to learn development by using a very good game development engine called Unity. Many games are made with Unity and to do that you need to know C#.
3. YouTube Videos
YouTube is one of the best ways to learn C#. There is a lot of great free content. YouTube is easily accessible for a lot of people around the world and if you prefer learning from video content then these are the videos I would recommend checking out.
Firstly take a look at this video by the Microsoft Developer account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QUgvfuKvWU . It goes into great details about C# and it is an amazing start for any beginner. However it can be a bit long at just over 8 hours. A slightly more concise course at around 4 hours is also great and covers all the important topics!
Finally I would like to also recommend a course by Mosh who also makes some of the best Udemy courses. This course is very concise but it is a great first video for someone who has not touched C# at all!
4. Microsoft Learn
The Microsoft Learn website is an amazing place to learn about Microsoft related technologies. This also makes it one of the best places to learn C#.
There is a huge variety of content. Written, video and interactive exercises that get you coding. You can mix and match depending on how you best learn. If you create an account you can also collect learning badges which are a way of verifying to employers that you have done and learn this. These can look good alongside other things in your resume.
So these are some of the best ways to learn C#.
There is a lot of great content on the internet. While using these curated courses and books, do your own research and learn around these courses.
Let me know your favourite one from the list above in the comments below!
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