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C#, Java, Post-PC, Mobile, need pro Advices

11 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

Hi I just bough a few Java and C# books and I wanted to know which to choose between C# and Java today in 2013 ??? I'll be employed doing what mostly as a java dev backend server ? what about C# rich client and asp.net website ?

I talked with a few experienced programmers and they seem to be split on that they tell me C# is more modern and faster but they think it may die soon if .Net and MS doesn't get their act together in mobile compared to Java who run everywhere and it's more used all around in business with Oracle and all etc but lack the UI of rich client and power of a Visual Studio behind it etc but with the rise of Mobile and Android they think Java could be safer in the long term like the next 10-20 years etc

What do you recommend me plz ? I am a network engineer on MS technology, active directory, exhange, dns dhcp and all that and I did some C++ back in the past I remember the concept a little like pointer and class object and all etc So far I seem to have a personal favorite with C# because of Ui and windows form etc but jobs wize here in ottawa,toronto montreal there is like 3 java jobs for each C# jobs etc last thing I've been told Web dev in Java with springs/hibernate and jsf and applets is hard and heavy compared to ruby or c# because there is a tons of framework to choose from...

What you guys recommend me and why ??

thank you very much for your time


C# Java Objective-C need Experts Advices

03 September 2012 - 02:39 AM

I want to learn C# or Java or Objective-C... I want to know what's the strenght and weakness of each platforms like J2EE and .Net Framework and which one is safer long term in the future... here near Toronto, Montreal etc there is like 6 Java jobs for each C# jobs...

First of all I've been advised by some experienced programmers that Java is safer because it's more cross platform and the android mobile market as to be considered and that jvm languages are winning in the cloud... he told me too there is a lot of Java code out there to maintain... another told me that I should learn C# instead because a lot of corporation prefer to use Asp.Net for web dev instead of Java and because I have a good background already in System Admins & Networkings stuffs like Windows Server, Active Directory, Dns, Dhcp, Sharepoint, Exhange etc so C# would do wonders in that microsoft world for me, but again another said too Java is big on Back-End server stuffs running linux etc

Secondly, one of them told me the IOS market was rising really fast and dominating and I should study Objective-C because it's getting in demands and mobile dev is the future... he said Android was fragmented a lot and slow compared to Native Apps and that Windows 8 could flop or not be able to catch up to Android & IOS so .Net could be going away slowly because Html5/Javascript apps with C++ native apps will eat alive .Net managed apps on mobile performance wize....he think xaml could be replaced by Html5 too and silverlight future doesn't look very good now...

So now I need expert advices on which to choose because I seriously plan to do a full time study of 1 of them 10-15hr's a day for the next 10months I have all my time but I don't want to waste it I am really serious... it would sucks to study very hard technologies like WPF,XAML, .Net framework who could be replaced by all the mobile dev if the desktop dev die off etc

Thank you very much for your time and please don't be shy to go deep in your answers I really need it


Java or C# career and future of programming

05 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

I want to start back programming again, study hard and get a job later on I am really serious about this and I have all my time for the next year, I may study 10hr's -15hr's a day etc ( am not joking ) I already did some C++ 10 year's ago as a hobby and I remember most of the concept like pointers and others memory stuff's etc here is my question please help me...

Should I learn Java or C# today in 2012 ??

I need advices because I talked with some experienced programmers and some told me to go with C# others with Java because it's "safer" in the long run because it support android dev. bigger on mobile and more cross platform ... they told me .Net is at a crossroads with Windows 8 releasing soon with Metro Apps dev. who can be created with many languages C++ C# etc but if you want just html5 and javascript etc they said too that xaml could die because that markup could be replaced by Html5 ...

some others told me to go to C# because I have a good networking and system admin. knowledge ( domains, dns, dhcp, active directory, exchange, sharepoint etc ) so they said that C# is a better fit because everything will work together better and I'll be more marketable... but in a way I'll also be "lock-in" with 1 vendor only Microsoft etc and since they aren't big on Mobile yet they worry .... most of them told me mono was great but not a real alternative to java on mobile and cross platform so I need advices

Thank you very much don't be affraid to go deep in your answers I need it


C# Java Html5 need expert Advices

21 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hi what's the best way to prepare for WinRT and the future of windows development ?? Which main language should I start learning today C#, Java, Html5 ?

I want to get back into programming I did a little C++ 12 years ago I remember my concept and some pointers arithmetic etc but here is the thing... I contacted a few authors (like 10) of some of the main programming books right now and some told me .Net is on it's way out because of Metro in general and the raise of mobile with ios and android... they told me xaml is gonna die and be replaced by Html5 and C++ is gonna be king on Metro with Javascript ... I don't know what to think anymore I wanted to learn C# but now am not sure if I shouldn't choose Java instead... most of them think Java future isn't sure because of oracle and C# is superior as a language... they think windows forms is gonna be replaced by wpf and asp.net mvc is the future

What's the best language to learn today ??? Is learning C# a waste of time or a mistake ??

thanks a lot am lost because they contradict each others a lot, it's true the industry is going mobile but don't you guys agree that windows isn't going anywhere in the next 10 years ??

C# need expert advices

19 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

Is it a mistake to learn C# 2.0 before C# 4.0 ?

I am asking this because I have a few C# books and I prefer to start with the way they teach it in Visual C# How to Program 2005 from Deitel Deitel the way they explains everything... I have others books like Beginning Visual C# 2010 from Wrox and Pro C# Apress...

So is it a mistake will I miss the new features or learn bad habits ??? stuffs like :

.Implicitly Typed Local Variables and Arrays .Object Initializers .Collection Initializers .Extension Methods .Anonymous Types .Lambda Expressions .Query Keywords .Auto-Implemented Properties .Partial Method Definitions .Named and Optional Parameters .Dynamic Support .Variance .COM Interop etc

Also some advanced programmers told me I didn't want to be a .Net programmer today because of windows 8 is coming with the Metro apps sdk who changes everything with xaml, html5 and all that etc they told me to go study at dev.windows.com instead because they believe .Net is going away with time is that true ??

thank you very much