[ILUG] Which language?
b_appelbe at vistech.ie
Fri Sep 1 09:53:10 IST 2000
I can feel a language war coming on ;-)
Having programmed in all 3 that you mentioned, I think that
Java is the easiest to program and is it very marketable on a CV.
C and C++ are very powerful and can give much greater performance and
scalability on _large_ systems, but they come at the price of making it
easy to mess up big time.
One point that I feel is ignored very often is that if you can program in
one language, learning another is not that difficult. Particularly if you
start in an object oriented language like Java.
In short Java is easier to program and will teach you all the principals
needed for moving onto another language should the need arise.
At 19:32 31/08/00 +0000, Michael Treacy wrote:
>Even though I've been in computers for almost 14 years, my language skills
>could do with a boost.
>I was having a look at some evening classes at my local Institute of
>Technology (LIT) and they offer courses in 3 languages: C, C++ and Java.
>There are two C courses - Programming in C and Advanced C, one in C++ -
>Object orientated programming (Visual C++ with MFC), and one in Java -
>Introduction to programming in Java.
>Now, my question is, what is the better language to have these days? I'm
>inteaching but thinking of getting out for a while at least and I'm
>looking for the most marketable language in terms of a CV.
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