I am sure a lot of you might have already heard of microsoft's new "improved version" of c++. C#, pronounced C Sharp, is supposed to provide flexibility that c++ does, yet speed up the development process by using a Visual Basic type IDE.
If you already code in c++, it'll be a breeze to learn c#. What do you think of it?
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Its designed for Internet Programming and as such will be a big improvement over what is currently available. I am going to watch its development and see how competitors like Borland and Sun react with their own products.
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Microsoft plan to include C# in the new Visual Studio 7 (also Visual Studio.net). Here is a URL with some info about it: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ne...sharpintro.asp
I think it will be probably be the programming language of choice for new programs, especially if competitors like Borland can't match its functionality and ease of use.
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Microsoft sent me a CD a few months back about their new DNA service. On this CD were a few AVIs of Mr Bill Gates Himself speaking about the changes in the soon-to-come VS 7.
In one of them, a Microsoft employee showed how easy it was to create an Internet application using the new VB service - WinForms - in fact he created a web application in less than 5 minutes. It looked amazingly brilliant, so I went over to their site for more info - only to find lots more info on C# than on WinForms. This got me excited because currently my web building skills and C++ skills aren't linked in anyway. I've downloaded the language reference and I read through the first few pages. It seems to be basically a mixture of C++ and Java - of course I've never been a fan of Java so I think C# could be here to save us from that http://www.SitePoint.com/forums/smile.gif
Anyway it seems everybody is talking about it - I've never really visited web communites devoted to C, but I took a look at some yesterday and they were all talking about C#!
I don't want to give all the credit to Microsoft though. I am pretty sure Borland have helped in the development. Didn't they produce the first entirely visual C++ package? Oh and wait, didn't Microsoft and Borland make a deal last year enabling MS to see (and learn from) all of Borland's existing technologies? I am pretty sure this is the result http://www.SitePoint.com/forums/smile.gif
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