Is it useless learning C# rather than C++?

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Re: Is it useless learning C# rather than C++?

Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:29 AM

If you're worried about learning a specific language, I think you're wasting your time; you should be worried more about learning the art of programming.
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Re: Is it useless learning C# rather than C++?

Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:36 PM

true, there are lots of skills that cross over and being a good programmer will help you in any language. As long as you have an idea of some languages you'll use, knowing programming is like knowing the grammar, while the language is just the vocabulary you use to express it.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:57 AM

learn .NET so C++ but learn C# if you think it'll help.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:17 AM

well in case anyone is still reading at this point to find out which language to learn...i would advise you to get a good game programming book on C++ because those guys know where they want to be, and how to get there fast :^: , whereas people teaching C++ for the sake of teaching it :blink: ...then once you have the basics, you will find filling in the gaps as and when necessary much easier and less of a chore...then you can grab a good primer (C++ Primer ,Lippman, Lajoie, Moo - it's the guru text :angry: :P :D :^: B) ) and after this Java is a piece of cake and C# is nothing more than a subset and in fact most programming languages are thereon just different little brothers to C++...
...and about C++ being heavier on development... :blink: only if you are sloppy.:ph34r:
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Re: Is it useless learning C# rather than C++?

Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:23 AM

View Postcoderinser, on 17 May, 2009 - 06:17 AM, said:

whereas people teaching C++ for the sake of teaching it :blink:
Abstract reasoning is a frequent partner in this vocation.
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Re: Is it useless learning C# rather than C++?

Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:18 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 31 Mar, 2009 - 02:06 PM, said:

The fact is, you will rarely find a job opening for just one language. A suite of skills is usually preferred.


I can attest to this. I just started programming and I am currently learning Java. However, teh job market where I am is diverse. I am amazed how many of my friends who work in the programming field know a diverse amount of languages. I have a friend that works for a company that knows Fortran and C++ and another friend who works for the same company (just in a different division) who knows C, Java, and VB.net.

I think that truly knowing a diverse spectrum of languages is really beneficial. :^:

*Strictly my opinion though :D

~Bruce

*Stupid Typos :angry:

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