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Chapter 12. Review and Preview: Knowledge, power, and building cool stuff

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Learning’s no good until you BUILD something.

Until you’ve actually written working code, it’s hard to be sure if you really get some of the tougher concepts in C#. In this chapter, we’re going to use what we’ve learned to do just that. We’ll also get a preview of some of the new ideas coming up soon. And we’ll do all that by building phase I of a really complex application to make sure you’ve got a good handle on what you’ve already learned from earlier chapters. So buckle up...it’s time to build some software!

You’ve come a long way, baby

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[note from human resources: “baby” is no longer politically correct. Please use age-challenged or infant to avoid offending readers.]

We’ve come a long way since we first used the IDE to help us rescue the Objectville Paper Company. Here’s just a few of the things you’ve done over the last several hundred pages:

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We’ve also become beekeepers

Back in Chapter 6, we built some bee classes. Remember these?

But we can do a lot better now...

You’ve learned a lot since Chapter 6, though. So ...

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