Programming language

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by Anthony Quah, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Anthony Quah

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    hi guy,

    I am into programming..more on self learning...I would like to get feedback from expert in programming ..what sort of language now constantly use ?
    - Java
    - C++
    - C language
    - Visual Basic

    which one are more frequent use language ? and what the book you all can recommend for me? i more on manufacturing...thanks


    ANthony
     
  2. Dave

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    A lot depends on what your application focus is. Of the list presented I would be inclined to suggest that C and C++ are the most useful - C typically in embedded applications, and C++ typically in general computing applications. Note that C and C++ have uses beyond these very general categories. Java is great for cross-platform development, so if you are looking at bridging desktop and mobile apps then Java is a good option because of the use of common code running on a JVM (benefits of portability and reduction in development times). Apart from flirting with VBS a number of years back I have nothing I can input to the benefits of VB.

    Personally I use C and Java.

    Dave
     
  3. Anthony Quah

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    thank for the input dave..guess i will be going for C language first.. ^^
     
  4. Dave

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    I take it you are looking at doing some embedded programming (microcontrollers, etc)?

    Dave
     
  5. Sparky

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    I can say - most of what I program with at work is C.

    You can do embedded programming and regular (pc platform) programming with C.

    I wish I had a better ability with any "visual" language, I've seen some frineds of mine do some really neat things with visual basic, visual C and Delphi. The end product with any visual language looks so professional.
     
  6. Salgat

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    I use C for almost all my microcontroller programming (although Assembly is still used). Java and C++ are typically used for more graphic applications, and visual basic is limited to the Desktop/Windows, although where I work this race car circuit board does interface with a visual basic program on a laptop.
     
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