hi, i was thinking of learning a prograaming language. What is better the whole java language or the .net framework. microsoft has introduced c# is it universal like java?can u plz tell me more. ali.
Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Java can be used with .net. as well as c#. You just use the appropriate compiler to create the output files for the CLR (kinda like a JVM) to read.
If you learn java, learning c# will take you maybe a couple of hours - they are REALLY similar. C# ONLY works with .Net (at least for now). Java works all over the place. Just my humble opinion.
Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Hello, To toot the Java horn a bit... Java is a nice language for learning. It's language is relatively simple and Java has removed some of the buggy aspects of previous languages. C# brings some of those potentially confusing aspects back in. And to reiterate what Cindy said a bit, once you know Java, to learn C# (or some other similar language) is a lot less work (a breeze even). Plus, with Java you have wonderful communities to support your studies - like JavaRanch! Good Luck, -Dirk Schreckmann