I am a fresher this year and i decided to study Computer Science with lack of any prior knowledge.I have to admit that it is very challenging but very rewarding at the same time and im enjoying it a lot.
Because i havent done any programming before going to uni, i never "experienced" any other programming language and im programming now in Java but its not becasue i want to but becasue we cover it in our course.
So i was always curious about other languages.. Some people say that Java is not powerful, slow etc that C/C++ is better and therefore i started wondering where does Java stand in the world of programming? Is it gonna be useful when i graduate (in 3 years)? Is Object Oriented Programming the future of programming or lets say declarative is better? Maybe does the usefullness of a language vary on what i want to do e.g software development, web development?
So if people could post their opinions on the issue that i have outlined, then it would be very helpful not only to me i guess but also to people who want to learn programming but dont know what language to pick..
Thanks for replies in advance
This post has been edited by Dogstopper: 16 March 2010 - 07:36 AM