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VB.NET in School BUT should I learn more?

Post icon  Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:34 PM

Ok, really quick and simple.

Learning VB.NET right now in school. Should I start learning C# or something else as well on my own or should I just continue learning and working exclusively with VB.NET?

I'm looking for opinions and why people think one way or another.

O.
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#2 Martyr2  Icon User is offline

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Re: VB.NET in School BUT should I learn more?

Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:38 PM

If you can handle more, C# can be done in parallel to VB.NET. C# is growing in demand more than VB.NET these days but both are similar enough that you can learn C# alongside VB.NET. It is just up to you and if you feel you are picking up VB.NET easy enough. What you don't want to do is take on C# if VB.NET is proving a bit tedious and time consuming. You want to at least know your thing in one .NET language rather than end up trying to do both and being a master at neither.

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Re: VB.NET in School BUT should I learn more?

Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:16 PM

From what i understand, vb & c# can both do exactly the same thing. It's just snobs who prefer c# for some reason.

I can't stand c# because it's messy on the eye, atleast my eye.

In fact there's only one thing you can't do in vb that you can in c# and that's memory pointers, but that is unmanaged code in the CLR so is not recommended. If you're doing stuff like that, then learn C++.

I may be wrong, so take it with a pinch of hash salt.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for the replies boys. I also talked with my instructors and while they are a bit biased they both suggested I work on my VB skills a little longer before transitioning so that I don't get the languages confused in my head. which makes sense, I've only been doing the VB thing for a couple months so giving it time to solidify might be a good idea. :) That said I'm definitely going to keep a watchful eye on C#.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:37 PM

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:58 PM

I say go learn C# alongside VB.NET (personally I despise VB.NET, but if it's a class you got to take it)
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:49 AM

To be honest, why even think about learning another .NET/Microsoft language? You already have one, if you have to once you graduate you can finish learning another one. However learning a different type of language will show diversity and allow you to get out of the "Microsoft Shell". Languages like java, C++, Python, PHP would all be great choices as they are all gaining huge ground. In my opinion don't stay confined to one area, move out to possibly the web, or a low level language like C++.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:40 AM

to kryton46, the reason why 'snobs' say that C# is better is because it is. It is more diverse and more powerfull.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:18 PM

I just finished my Intermediate Programming with VB.Net. Two classes for programming VB.Net so far.

I am now looking into C++ as the next language to learn.

I know a little bit about php but my skills and knowledge on syntax is rusty.

My suggestion is to wait until you are finished with your VB class before moving to another language.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

im surprised no one mentioned Java.... Java is very similar to C# and will actually be good to learn nowadays due to more companies going for the cheaper route.
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Re: VB.NET in School BUT should I learn more?

Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:19 PM

View PostOrillian, on 12 Oct, 2009 - 05:34 PM, said:

Ok, really quick and simple.

Learning VB.NET right now in school. Should I start learning C# or something else as well on my own or should I just continue learning and working exclusively with VB.NET?

I'm looking for opinions and why people think one way or another.

O.


i'm in the same boat as you, but i wanna learn AS 2.0

i've started it and i'm not having much difficulty with 2,

go for it man!
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