Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

View PostVariableDeclared, on 15 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

Good 'Step Up' Langauge From VB.NET ??


Any. Literally. Take a paper and write down 20 programming languages, spin the paper around a few times, flip a coin in the air and pick the language it lands on.

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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

View Poststackoverflow, on 17 January 2013 - 12:08 AM, said:

View PostVariableDeclared, on 15 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

Good 'Step Up' Langauge From VB.NET ??


Any. Literally. Take a paper and write down 20 programming languages, spin the paper around a few times, flip a coin in the air and pick the language it lands on.


Can't say I'd be too inclined to agree. If he names off anything like RPG, COBOL, or FORTRAN he's worse off. Add the stipulation modern practical language (as in not whitespace/etc.)
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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

View PostRyano121, on 15 January 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

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But I need to know where it is 'moving' instead of getting molded into a language which does not benefit any prospective employers.


Java or C++. They are big pretty much everywhere.


I disagree. C++ is becoming less and less common. I would say Java and perhaps C# have become the dominant languages.

Dont get me wrong, C++ is still "big", but only for certain fields where using C++ makes sense. For example, video game designers often use C++. It might actually be the most common language for big scale game design. The overwhelming majority of businesses dont have applications that require manual memory management, so as a result, Java and C# are becoming very useful. Not to mention, a lot of applications are being pushed to the web, instead of being stand alone applications that people download and use, so this drastically reduces C++'s domain because very few people ever really used c++ to interface with websites.
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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

True, but that doesn't take away from the fact that C++ is pretty much a must know language. I agree it's probably not being used on new projects as much anymore, but the amount of existing stuff out there is massive.

After all a lot of the time you are modifying/adding to existing code bases instead of creating completely new ones.
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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

View PostRyano121, on 25 January 2013 - 02:21 PM, said:

True, but that doesn't take away from the fact that C++ is pretty much a must know language. I agree it's probably not being used on new projects as much anymore, but the amount of existing stuff out there is massive.

After all a lot of the time you are modifying/adding to existing code bases instead of creating completely new ones.

I agree, you still need to know it.
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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Just because there is a large mass of code written doesn't make it a must know language. I believe there is still a large mass of FORTRAN and COBOL code floating around, but does that make them a must know language?

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Re: Good 'step up' langauge from VB.NET

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

True, but it's a bit different between them and C++. The mass of existing code is only a part of the picture. There still are a lot of new projects and API's that encourage the use of C++. Microsoft for example are still actively pushing the use of C++ and XAML when creating apps for Windows 8.
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