What's the future of .Net framework and C# ?
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:53 PM
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:01 AM
Remember also that once you've learned to program, your skills will transfer to other languages and frameworks with a significantly reduced learning overhead. Any good experienced programmer will almost certainly work with numerous technologies during their career.
Don't worry about non-issues like your language or framework of choice falling out of use in the future -- get busy with the process of learning, and then keep up with technology changes as they actually happen.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:32 AM
Windows phone is getting a lot more attention these days. Also, Sony has just launched their Playstation SDK and it's supporting C# as it's primary programming language.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:37 AM
Familiarising yourself with any programming language is a good thing but choosing which one to learn would depend on the platform that you wish to target.
For a beginner the target platform should be the PC though, which means any language is fine, when the OP is in a position to target other platforms he will also be at a level where jumping to a new language is trivial.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:23 AM
If you haven't heard of mono. Microsoft released a few details of how .NET actually worked. Mono took those details and have built what is essentially an open source clone of .NET. Its available primarily for mac, windows and linux. It has closed source ports to iOS and android aswell.
Basically, C# is everywhere now
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:54 AM
Yes, it also uses mono. At least PSStudio beta uses it for current vita development.
The PS Vita uses C# although I don't think its using mono underneath to power it, think sony have their own framework but its still the same language on top.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:31 AM
Now... XNA... thats a different story.
Mind you, Microsoft originally planned to get gimp Visual Studio Express in the next release, and changed their minds under developer backlash, so maybe they will take a similar stance with XNA.
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