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C# or C++?

HawkNail
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C# is apparently a new type of programming and I as a beginner do not know whether I should learn c++ or c#. HELP!! I've heard that a bunch of the tags and such are the same but that c# is cleaner, what do you peoples think, what should I learn??
May 24 '07 #1
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C# is apparently a new type of programming and I as a beginner do not know whether I should learn c++ or c#. HELP!! I've heard that a bunch of the tags and such are the same but that c# is cleaner, what do you peoples think, what should I learn??
I personally think if you're going to learn one you should learn C#. Now, I'm not saying C++ isn't useful but from my experience C# is used more in the industry. I also found it was easier to learn.
Those are my two cents.
May 24 '07 #2

sicarie
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I personally think if you're going to learn one you should learn C#. Now, I'm not saying C++ isn't useful but from my experience C# is used more in the industry. I also found it was easier to learn.
Those are my two cents.
And I would recommend exactly the opposite ;).

C++ is standard and can be portable, while C# only works on M$ systems. Of course, what I would recommend most is to learn the concepts behind programming - breaking down a problem into an algorithm and creating pseudocode out of that so that you can program it in any language (all you'd need after that is a reference to the specific language you want...).

I guess it's one of those "depends on what you want to do..." situtations.
May 24 '07 #3

HawkNail
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Does anyone know of where I can find a good C# turtorial on the web? I have found a couple of okay compliers but if anyone has a really good one...
May 24 '07 #4

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Does anyone know of where I can find a good C# turtorial on the web? I have found a couple of okay compliers but if anyone has a really good one...
Search google for C# tutorial...The first few results are really good tutorials.
As for a C# compile I would use Microsoft Visual Studio (you can get the C# Express for free...it has a gui builder, text editor and compile built in so its perfect).

I do agree that C++ is much more portable so if you're planning on writing apps that'll be used on anything other than a windows box you shouldn't write in C#.
May 24 '07 #5

Ganon11
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Flip a coin to decide XD.

Or better yet learn both!
May 24 '07 #6

RedSon
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And I would recommend exactly the opposite ;).

C++ is standard and can be portable, while C# only works on M$ systems. Of course, what I would recommend most is to learn the concepts behind programming - breaking down a problem into an algorithm and creating pseudocode out of that so that you can program it in any language (all you'd need after that is a reference to the specific language you want...).

I guess it's one of those "depends on what you want to do..." situtations.
I would have to agree with this. As both a C/C++ and C# developer I would say that learning the "harder" language first will be more advantageous in the future. However, if you are new to programming C/C++ will not be good to start with, C# will be better for you to learn the aspects of programming that are not language specific, like searching and sorting, data types and algorithms. If you are an expierence programmer who knows all the basics and the theory behind computer science then go with C/C++.
May 24 '07 #7

HawkNail
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Thanks peoples, I think I might start off with C++ and then eventually go into C#.
Brownie Points to all of you
May 25 '07 #8

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Thanks peoples, I think I might start off with C++ and then eventually go into C#.
Brownie Points to all of you
java is not bad . At least , there are more opensource project than C#.
May 25 '07 #9

RedSon
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java is not bad . At least , there are more opensource project than C#.
Microsoft has a whole opensource .NET community. www.codeplex.com
May 25 '07 #10

Savage
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Microsoft has a whole opensource .NET community. www.codeplex.com
Java is no match for C#,C,C++ programming languages and espeecialy those

from M$ which have a whole opensource.

Savage
May 25 '07 #11

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C# is a language that is really easy to learn. C++ can be a little complex for beginners. Having experience in both is def. the way to go. For starters, I would pick up C#. There are a lot of references online and most are very easy to follow. Do C# for a few months then tackle C++. Learning both at the same time shouldnt be to difficult. THen you can compare and contrast the two and realize how great C# is for somethings and how wonderful C++ is for others.

But i agree with one of the comments up above. Learn the concepts of computer science. Everything else will fall into play.
May 25 '07 #12

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