Just browsing through Code Complete last night and I came across the explanation of abstract data types.
I must have read it 5 times, and the Wikipedia article doesn't help much either. So what I'm looking for is a simple explanation of exactly what is an Abstract Data Type? Any solid examples? In C# or VB?
I understand that String is supposed to be one, why is this? And why isn't Int32 one? Or is it?
Any pointers are much appreciated.