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Most used programming language on software engineering

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Hello, let me introduce myself for this is my first post, I am a 3rd year Computer Science student this coming June 7, 2010 (South East Asia, Philippines). My goal is to be a Software Engineer. I'm no longer a newbie in programming but still far from expert.

Things that I have learned (School & self study):
School -
Fundamentals of Programming 1 (Basic syntax) - using JAVA
Fundamentals of Programming 2 (More on problem solving) - using JAVA
Data Structure
Logic Circuit

Self study -
Object Oriented Programming - JAVA (Studied in advance even though this is a 3rd year subject in our prospectus)

So, on with the topic, just wanted to ask if I am in the right track. I'm also curios about what programming language should I choose, maybe because lots of software engineers (or mostly) uses a certain type of programming language, like C++ or some faster languages than JAVA (what I started to learn).

I am also interested to developing games, I just need to know what are the first step to become a game developer and the risk of it, or maybe I should stick to Software Engineering, so, which will you prefer best?

Thank you.
Jun 4 '10 #1
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When you say software engineering, in what field? In most cases, if you write good C++, you can do a lot, but you need to be good. C++ while being powerful, relies on the programmer to tie up all loose ends (for things like memory leaks which Java deals will automatically). Java and the other derivatives of C are also good, but are difficult to make very complicated programs, or involved games. I don't know a lot of C++, although I did use MATLAB at uni, which would be what I would learn if anything to write more complex engineering programs (I am an engineer). Having said that, I am teaching myself Java at the moment because the software I have in mind is small, and I want it versitile and independent.
Jul 27 '10 #2

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In now time,PHP is the widest use programming language because it is open source and available with a lot of extension.
Aug 12 '10 #3

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If your concentration is web-based than PHP or ASP(VBscript) would be good. A lot of tech companies are microsoft camps and ASP(VBscript is good to know) SQL, javascript for AJAX, etc. You sound like you're on the right track if you STARTED with JAVA, I started with BASIC and I graduated 3-4 years ago, Im glad I learned what I did on my own or I woulda been screwed. Keep chugging along.
Aug 12 '10 #4

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