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  1. #1
    Max Guest

    What is the future of C#?


    I was wondering what is the future of C#, and what is the future of Visual
    Basic? VB has very much developers in the world and do you think that C#
    can beat it? And then there is Java. What do you think about C# vs Java think?
    Who will won this game C# or VB or Java? Of course C++ will always be present
    because I think that C++ is the very best language in the world.

    I saw on one site that there is going to be (made) C# for Linux. Is it true
    and if it is when will it be realised? And think that is Microsoft want to
    make the most popular and good language they must make it to work under Linux
    and to kill VB (to stop making it) and to kill Java. That is my opinion,
    what's yours?

  2. #2
    Joe Mayo Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?

    What site did you see this on?

    --
    Joe Mayo
    C# Station - Information, Links, and Other
    Resources for the C# Programming Language
    http://www.csharp-station.com


    "Max" <max@mmm.net> wrote in message news:3aa0d288$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    >
    > I saw on one site that there is going to be (made) C# for Linux. Is it

    true




  3. #3
    Max Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    "Joe Mayo" <mayoj@NOSPAMuswest.net> wrote:
    >What site did you see this on?


    I saw it on http://www.sourcexchange.com/



    >--
    >Joe Mayo
    >C# Station - Information, Links, and Other
    >Resources for the C# Programming Language
    >http://www.csharp-station.com
    >
    >
    >"Max" <max@mmm.net> wrote in message news:3aa0d288$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> I saw on one site that there is going to be (made) C# for Linux. Is it

    >true
    >
    >
    >



  4. #4
    David Kroll Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    "Max" <max@mmm.net> wrote:
    >
    >I was wondering what is the future of C#, and what is the future of Visual
    >Basic?


    Who knows?

    VB has very much developers in the world and do you think that C#
    >can beat it?


    Who knows?

    And then there is Java. What do you think about C# vs Java think?
    >Who will won this game C# or VB or Java?


    Who knows?

    Of course C++ will always be present
    >because I think that C++ is the very best language in the world.
    >


    Maybe, maybe not.

    Why do you assume that only one language will win out? History has shown
    that there is enough room in this world for more than one language. That's
    a good thing, in my opinion, since no language is perfect for every single
    job.



  5. #5
    Gurpreet Singh Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    i was thinking, why fight for just the question 'what is the future of c#'.
    If you think you like the language, just go for it. You will have less difficulty
    in transition, even if the language is obselete after a few years. I think
    concentrating on logic is of essential important than to delve in details
    on 'what future does a language have'.



  6. #6
    Newbie Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?



    Try to see things from a bigger perspective. Don't get trapped by looking
    only at the trees and missing out on the forest.


    Forest = developing apps that will provide business value to clients or benefits
    to life

    Trees = C#, VBNet, Java, C++, Smalltalk.... whatever


    Then all of us can move on together.... with less "programming anxiety".






    "Max" <max@mmm.net> wrote:
    >
    >I was wondering what is the future of C#, and what is the future of Visual
    >Basic?


  7. #7
    Guy Sofer Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    C# will won VB. Two reasons for that
    1) VB.NET very different in syntax and capabilities
    2) Part of the .NET CURE CLASSES have been wrote in C# - its also says something
    about its strength



  8. #8
    G McCormick Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    "Guy Sofer" <guys@amdocs.com> wrote:
    >
    >C# will won VB. Two reasons for that
    >1) VB.NET very different in syntax and capabilities
    >2) Part of the .NET CURE CLASSES have been wrote in C# - its also says something
    >about its strength
    >
    >

    That really doesn't mean anything. As the previous versions of of VB were
    written in C++ and look how VB has lasted. As for the different syntax, developers
    are usually willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

    Cheers!

  9. #9
    sanjeev Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?



    "Guy Sofer" wrote:
    >
    >C# will won VB. Two reasons for that
    >1) VB.NET very different in syntax and capabilities
    >2) Part of the .NET CURE CLASSES have been wrote in C# - its also says something
    >about its strength
    >
    >



  10. #10
    Leonardix Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    .NET is a multi-language environment.

    There wil be C#, C++, VB, Java and others, even Cobol and Fortran.

    But I heard that C# will have the widest support for the .NET platform. C#
    will support all features of .NET (as is currently the case for C++ on WIN32),
    whereas some other languages might not fully support all .NET features.

    C# is a successor to Java and a more mature language (even though it is relatively
    new) However C# (currently) requires the .NET platform whereas Java can run
    allmost anywhere.
    For how long this will stay an (big) advantage depends on the type of applications
    and new developments in the computer industry.

    Just think what will happen when Microsoft will (let) port .NET to other
    platforms, Linux for instance. All their .NET services/servers (yet to come)
    will then be able to run on any .NET platform regardless wheter it's Windows,
    Linux or something else.

    As for VB programmers: The step from VB 6 to VB.NET is a big one. You might
    go directly to C# as well.
    The advantage of C# is that it belongs to a family of popular languages like
    C++, Java, JavaScript (and now C#) that have (very) much in common.


  11. #11
    Nick Hustak Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    >Just think what will happen when Microsoft will (let) port .NET to other
    >platforms, Linux for instance. All their .NET services/servers (yet to come)
    >will then be able to run on any .NET platform regardless wheter it's Windows,
    >Linux or something else.

    This will never happen. Any degree that it does happen will be practially
    useless.


  12. #12
    ioslipstream Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    "Nick Hustak" <nhustak@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Just think what will happen when Microsoft will (let) port .NET to other
    >>platforms, Linux for instance. All their .NET services/servers (yet to

    come)
    >>will then be able to run on any .NET platform regardless wheter it's Windows,
    >>Linux or something else.

    >This will never happen. Any degree that it does happen will be practially
    >useless.
    >


    One of the major ideas behind the .NET platform is multi platform operability.
    Isn't this what the JIT is all about? Correct me if I'm wrong, but in reading
    the documentation and watching the interviews on the .NET show, it is a major
    concern of MS to get .NET working on all platforms with as little degree
    of pain as possible.

    I think Microsoft is starting to think beyond the "Windows" frame of mind
    and they want .NET to run on everything. They aren't stupid, they know that
    eventually *nix will be a real contender, they aren't gonna miss the train
    on this one folks, don't believe that.

  13. #13
    none Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?


    Microsoft will not port .NET to any other platform until Windows' server market
    share declines and Linux takes over. They will not port it to other OSes
    as long as Windows makes them money. They are simply hedging their bets
    at this point.

    >One of the major ideas behind the .NET platform is multi platform operability.
    > Isn't this what the JIT is all about? Correct me if I'm wrong, but in

    reading
    >the documentation and watching the interviews on the .NET show, it is a

    major
    >concern of MS to get .NET working on all platforms with as little degree
    >of pain as possible.
    >
    >I think Microsoft is starting to think beyond the "Windows" frame of mind
    >and they want .NET to run on everything. They aren't stupid, they know

    that
    >eventually *nix will be a real contender, they aren't gonna miss the train
    >on this one folks, don't believe that.



  14. #14
    Jay Glynn Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?

    > Microsoft will not port .NET to any other platform until Windows' server
    market
    > share declines and Linux takes over. They will not port it to other OSes
    > as long as Windows makes them money. They are simply hedging their bets
    > at this point.



    MSFT never said that **they** were going to port anything. What they have
    stated, and very clearly, is that they are encouraging others to make a .net
    for other platforms. This is the reason for the ECMA submission.

    --
    Jay Glynn
    Introducing .NET
    Professional C# Programming




  15. #15
    Jay Glynn Guest

    Re: What is the future of C#?

    Well we all know that MSFT is one of the best at hedging their bets. I think
    that they want someone to get this on another platform. It only strengthens
    the .NET platform in the long run. From what I have seen, and from what I
    saw in Redmond a couple of weeks ago, this is something that they are taking
    very seriously. It appeared to me that MSFT has bet quite a bit on .NET and
    its success. .NET on the new Apple OS would be a big PR win.
    --
    Jay Glynn
    Introducing .NET
    Professional C# Programming


    "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <former_mvp@spamfree.trigeminal.nospam.com> wrote
    in message news:3b33dff8$1@news.devx.com...
    > Well, with that said they have also taken steps to make sure they could be
    > involved with other markets if the need arose.
    >
    > It reminds me much of the time that they were working desperately on Mac,
    > OS/2, and Windows all at the same time -- because no matter which way it
    > went, they wanted to be a part of it. Currently Windows is where its at,

    so
    > they have the most there, but they are clearly keeping their options open
    > for other platforms should the need arise.
    >
    > I think the standards thing is more of an answer to disprove some of the
    > more rash claims made by other companies about them. Its amazing how
    > companies (not just Microsoft, but others as well!) can be so

    simultaneously
    > mature and immature at the same time, isn't it? :-)
    >
    > --
    > MichKa
    >
    > the only book on internationalization in VB at
    > http://www.i18nWithVB.com/
    >





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