Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit

If you are picking this book up and seriously thinking about buying it, which you should, then you are likely just getting into software development for the first time. The Visual C# Express development environment is a great way to start since (a) it is free and (b) it rocks! To get some of the terms out of the way, Visual C# Express (call C# Express for short) is the IDE (Integrated Development Environment,) which consists of the editor you will use, and other tools for developing your projects. C# is the actual programming language. There will be lot of other terms that you will have to learn, but this is a good start.