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Windows vs Web Development

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In regards to getting a job, do you guys feel theer is more of a demand for
Windows .Net development or Web .Net development? Also, which language is
more in demand VB.Net or C#, or is it more important to know them both
equally?
Thanks,

Al Wilkerson
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these newsgroups,
because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in an
endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages in
dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor

Jul 21 '05 #2

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So, it's not necessary to focus on Windows development or WEB development,
just focus on learning the FCL and how to implement the classes in either
VB.net or C#.

I'm curious what do you feel is quicker to get grasp at and landing a job
in: VB.net or C#.

It looks like in the Chicago IT market anyway, C# developers makes more
money, but VB.net development is more popular and is more in demand. In
other words if you are going to do DotNet development you must know VB.net
fairly well.

I originated this question as it looked like what I saw from job openings in
Chicago that Web development was more in demand than Windows development.
So, I was just curious to see what established developers thought.
Thanks,

Al
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: Windows vs Web Development

Al,
"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these newsgroups,
because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in an
endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages
in dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor

Jul 21 '05 #3

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I guess it depends on what other experience you bring to the table.

Web development needs more people, often pays less (in my experience) and
requires more graphics and layout skills than windows development. Windows
development jobs are not as common, and often require more technical skills
across all tiers (especially data skills).

Each person has their preference as you are probably cut out for one over
the other. For quick entry: VB.Net and Web.

If you really want to study and learn the ropes: work on C# in a specific
area (web services, remoting, multi-tier development, reporting, etc) and
definitely make sure your SQL skills are up to date.

--
--- Nick Malik [Microsoft]
MCSD, CFPS, Certified Scrummaster
http://blogs.msdn.com/nickmalik

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this forum are my own, and not
representative of my employer.
I do not answer questions on behalf of my employer. I'm just a
programmer helping programmers.
--
"Al Wilkerson" <ac***@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:fK********************@comcast.com...
So, it's not necessary to focus on Windows development or WEB development,
just focus on learning the FCL and how to implement the classes in either
VB.net or C#.

I'm curious what do you feel is quicker to get grasp at and landing a job
in: VB.net or C#.

It looks like in the Chicago IT market anyway, C# developers makes more
money, but VB.net development is more popular and is more in demand. In
other words if you are going to do DotNet development you must know VB.net
fairly well.

I originated this question as it looked like what I saw from job openings in Chicago that Web development was more in demand than Windows development.
So, I was just curious to see what established developers thought.
Thanks,

Al
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: Windows vs Web Development

Al,


"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these newsgroups, because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in an endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages in dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor


Jul 21 '05 #4

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Al Wilkerson wrote:
So, it's not necessary to focus on Windows development or WEB development,
just focus on learning the FCL and how to implement the classes in either
VB.net or C#.
The lastest concept is the Smart Client.

It's basically the Windows Forms model, with an SOA backend.

So the two are being blended together.

What people call "Web development" is really applications development...and
the Form becomes more and more important even for "Web development".
I'm curious what do you feel is quicker to get grasp at and landing a job
in: VB.net or C#.

It looks like in the Chicago IT market anyway, C# developers makes more
money, but VB.net development is more popular and is more in demand. In
other words if you are going to do DotNet development you must know VB.net
fairly well.

I originated this question as it looked like what I saw from job openings
in Chicago that Web development was more in demand than Windows
development. So, I was just curious to see what established developers
thought.
Thanks,

Al
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: Windows vs Web Development

Al,


"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these
newsgroups, because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in
an endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages
in dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor


--
Texeme
http://texeme.com

Jul 21 '05 #5

P: n/a
So, it's not necessary to focus on Windows development or WEB development,
just focus on learning the FCL and how to implement the classes in either
VB.net or C#.

I'm curious what do you feel is quicker to get grasp at and landing a job
in: VB.net or C#.

It looks like in the Chicago IT market anyway, C# developers makes more
money, but VB.net development is more popular and is more in demand. In
other words if you are going to do DotNet development you must know VB.net
fairly well.

I originated this question as it looked like what I saw from job openings in
Chicago that Web development was more in demand than Windows development.
So, I was just curious to see what established developers thought.
Thanks,

Al
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: Windows vs Web Development

Al,
"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these newsgroups,
because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in an
endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages
in dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor

Nov 22 '05 #6

P: n/a
I guess it depends on what other experience you bring to the table.

Web development needs more people, often pays less (in my experience) and
requires more graphics and layout skills than windows development. Windows
development jobs are not as common, and often require more technical skills
across all tiers (especially data skills).

Each person has their preference as you are probably cut out for one over
the other. For quick entry: VB.Net and Web.

If you really want to study and learn the ropes: work on C# in a specific
area (web services, remoting, multi-tier development, reporting, etc) and
definitely make sure your SQL skills are up to date.

--
--- Nick Malik [Microsoft]
MCSD, CFPS, Certified Scrummaster
http://blogs.msdn.com/nickmalik

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this forum are my own, and not
representative of my employer.
I do not answer questions on behalf of my employer. I'm just a
programmer helping programmers.
--
"Al Wilkerson" <ac***@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:fK********************@comcast.com...
So, it's not necessary to focus on Windows development or WEB development,
just focus on learning the FCL and how to implement the classes in either
VB.net or C#.

I'm curious what do you feel is quicker to get grasp at and landing a job
in: VB.net or C#.

It looks like in the Chicago IT market anyway, C# developers makes more
money, but VB.net development is more popular and is more in demand. In
other words if you are going to do DotNet development you must know VB.net
fairly well.

I originated this question as it looked like what I saw from job openings in Chicago that Web development was more in demand than Windows development.
So, I was just curious to see what established developers thought.
Thanks,

Al
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: Windows vs Web Development

Al,


"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these newsgroups, because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in an endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages in dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor


Nov 22 '05 #7

P: n/a
Al Wilkerson wrote:
So, it's not necessary to focus on Windows development or WEB development,
just focus on learning the FCL and how to implement the classes in either
VB.net or C#.
The lastest concept is the Smart Client.

It's basically the Windows Forms model, with an SOA backend.

So the two are being blended together.

What people call "Web development" is really applications development...and
the Form becomes more and more important even for "Web development".
I'm curious what do you feel is quicker to get grasp at and landing a job
in: VB.net or C#.

It looks like in the Chicago IT market anyway, C# developers makes more
money, but VB.net development is more popular and is more in demand. In
other words if you are going to do DotNet development you must know VB.net
fairly well.

I originated this question as it looked like what I saw from job openings
in Chicago that Web development was more in demand than Windows
development. So, I was just curious to see what established developers
thought.
Thanks,

Al
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: Windows vs Web Development

Al,


"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Al,

This are world wide newsgroups. This is not to answer in these
newsgroups, because your question can be a very local situation.

On the otherhand. The difference between VBNet and C# is not much. The
problem in dotNet is getting used with all classes which seems to be in
an endless amount.

I write in this standard this kind of answers. The programmming languages
in dotNet are only the cement, the classes are the bricks.

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor


--
Texeme
http://texeme.com

Nov 22 '05 #8

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