How popular is C#/Java/C++ right now

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    What Language do most companies use nowadays for software projects, i know it all depends but has there been any surveys or stats or anything like that? :hs:
     
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    Not a clue. I interviewed for jobs requiring all those languages. Schools seem to like Java the most for teaching CS but I got the engineer role w/ C#/C++ even without major experience in it.

    My sister-in-law also does a lot of work under the .NET framework b/c it seems to be the best supported (by Microsoft). Most of the companies I talked to dealt with consumer side or consumer products that used Windows so C++/C# was the most desired skill. Java works fine for development but few consumer programs are ever written in Java and if its an established program, its unlikely the company will want to change anytime soon.

    In the end if you're a competent programmer, you should be able to pick up any language within a few days and be more than proficient within a month or so. The most important skills are coding style and understanding development.
     
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    true true, most languages are the same anyway
     
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    java is the biggest, followed by C++ and C# at the bottom
     
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    Not so much. If we're talking about regular business jobs, not research, you would see Java and .NET (VB.NET and C#) nearly tied. C++ is not used nearly as much for business applications anymore. Just do a search on monster in your area for a decent view.
     
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    that should help..
     
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    If you read that, it says it rates the languages by the most lines of code written in the language, not what is most used right now. I think it says something about Java considering it has only been around for 10 years where C has been around for 45 or so.
     
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    Actually, it states
    But it does also state:
    Therefore, there could be more companies that still code in C, but I assume that's mainly for desktop applications. Web development is another story.
     
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    Oh, my bad. Anyway, the availability of C programmers doesn't mean it's used most often. That's like estimating how many people drive based on how many people have the ability to drive.
     
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    I'd say that's probably pretty accurate (for companies that develop end-user Windows applications). However, in research companies and companies that deal with low-level hardware type stuff, C and C++ are very widely used.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    no way is C# anywhere near java right now.
     
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    Search in your local area on monster.
     
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    I'm guessing you misread that :hsugh:

    Observe that the TPC index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

    no way would they be dumb enough to use number of lines to rate languages since you can write a 10 line python or other language code that would take hundreds of C lines :o
     
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    Yeah, :o . That's why I was so surprised to see that referenced. I just searched Richmond on Monster and got 57 Java jobs and 37 .NET jobs. Not too bad I'd say.
     
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    I'm not searching anything, I know that there is no way C# has reached the usage status of Java in the few years it's existed
     
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    And I know Monkeys can fly, but it's whatever. :hsugh:
     
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    C# and VB.NET are probably the most used in the corporate industry right now.
     
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    fight fight fight!


    JERRY JERRY JERRY!
     
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    btw my area
    java
    Jobs 1 to 50 of 314

    C#
    Jobs 1 to 50 of 58

    :eek3:
     
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    Might want to use ".NET" instead of "C#". Monster often removes the # and just searches for C.
     
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    Java is becoming much bigger on University campuses. All of my lower divison CS classes are in java, except ONE quarter of C/C++/Linux. That's right, a whole quarter devoted to C, C++ AND Linux.
     
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    We have our first-year courses in Java, and a couple of upper level interface design and software engineering courses in Java, but other than that it's mostly C/C++. However, we do have the same issue of one course to teach C, C++ and Linux, which for people who have no experience in any of the above is pretty rough. They're currently looking at ways to change it around and make it more effective.
     

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