Discussion in 'The Living Room' started by [eX_nIHILO], Oct 29, 2003.
Simple question. What programming languages do you code in?
I use C++ and am learning Java
C++, Java, HTML (if you consider that a programming language)
Learning Visual Basic (yeah yeah I know )
VB, thats all we do in this damn computer science class. Last year he said that if we took this class, we would learn C++, but instead we're doing Java. That sucks, because 1) I'm sick and tired of VB and so is everyone else and 2) Nobody uses VB in the professional workplace. Programmers all use C++. That's what I really wanted to learn
Not entirely true. In general Computer Engineers, and those who program hardware components use C language. Java is used by the majority of Computer Science programmers, and those who are not using it are moving towards it. Hence why most universities have switched their CS courses to Java, and if they haven't are in the process of.
This is not to say that I think Java is better than C++. I'm partial to C++ myself, though I will say Java is easier in many ways.
The way I put it, Java made everything in C++ that was easy, a little harder, and everything in C++ that was hard, a lot easier.
C++, VB and a bit of Java. I rarely use it except when I make banners - which is basically once in a blue moon.
Thought I'm not too keen on any of them, I've had to learn them for my ICT A-level.
I only know a bit of Basic and just started Java.
(Dude, HTML isn't a programming language)
And he said "..if you consider..."
VB, VB.NET (for Windows and ASP.NET web apps), C# (for Windows and ASP.NET web apps), C++ (don't use it much), C, Java, Perl, PHP, VBScript, SQL (for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server (personal favorite), Oracle and IBM DB2) and a few more.
Nope, wrong. I work for a Fortune 500 company and I have only used C++ once for a real project. Why use c++ and take hours doing a simple project that you could accomplish in a few minutes with VB? Time is money, and C++ isn't time friendly. You'll find that most companies use VB for Windows apps and sometimes Java.
That's a bunch of programming languages . Is VB.NET pretty different from VB?
That's a bunch of programming languages . Is VB.NET pretty different from VB? [/b][/quote]
haha yeah it is. I like being able to adapt to different requirements.
It's not too different, but there are a lot of things that are different. VB.NET is fully object-oriented now and has many more features thanks to the CLR and the .NET Framework.
The syntax and stuff is still the same.
One thing that I like about VB.NET is error trapping.
"Try.. Catch.. Finally" blocks are now in there.
I have been using PHP for years. I'm also looking into Perl. I don't really program many applications - only web related things, so C and Java are not really my feilds. I did learn some C++ just for fun though.
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