I’m 30 years into programming this year. Granted, from 1978 until about 1987, I didn’t get paid for programming, PCs weren’t that interesting, and I spent some time in the Army killing a few brain cells. After 30 years, I still love writing code. Technology is cool.
In this article, I hope that you feel comfortable with three subjects many people find to be very challenging: generics, delegates, and Lambda expressions. Copy, step through, and write lots of code. You’ll have your "Aha!" moment, if you haven’t already. (Send your care packages to me care of Informit. No, seriously, one very nice fellow sent me $100 in Denny’s coupons, but let’s think cash, folks. <g>)
Paul Kimmel is an architect for EDS and the cofounder of the Greater Lansing Area .NET Users Group (glugnet.org, Flint and East Lansing). Look for his new book, LINQ Unleashed: for C# (Sams, summer 2008, ISBN 0672329832). If you have a programming question, you can contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.