So many to choose from!!!

United States
March 22, 2008 10:03am CST
I'm a new programmer. I feel very welcomed to the world of programming because of the easy access of programming instruction and teaching that is available on the web or just at the library. The thing is, I'm a do-it-myself kinda guy, and i taught myself how to use the Java programming language through a book. This approach presented one problem, now i don't know where to go. There are so many programming languages that are available and as an amateur programmer I don't know which one is best suited for which job. If anyone knows anything about the differences in the programming languages feel free to post your knowledge to help us amateur programmers out so that we can further our knowledge. Personally I would like the questions, "Which language is the most widely used in the business/corporate world today?", "Which language(s) is the most commonly used by gaming corporations"?", and "What are the major differences in the uses of Java, C#, and the C++ languages (not the technical differences)?"
2 responses
@mnsrwt123 (2059)
• India
1 Apr 08
I think the most preferable language in todays programming is Visual Basic .net and Visual C# .net and all the languages like C,C++,Java are older once and most preferable used for inside depth programming.
• Indonesia
4 Apr 08
in my opinion, C, C++, and Java are not older. They are much more reliable for cross-platform programming. They're faster too. It's only my opinion, tough.
@killer_r (42)
• Indonesia
15 May 08
For now, I'm using VB because VB doesn't need a high specification computer, and it is quite easy :) Delphi could be a good option too for low to medium spec. computer, while .Net start to make an impact but will need higher spec (P4 should be enough with 512 DDR RAM). Ok, about your question, I will try to answer based on what I know: "Which language is the most widely used in the business/corporate world today" VB, Delphi, VB.Net, Java "Which language(s) is the most commonly used by gaming corporations?" Visual C++, Flash "What are the major differences in the uses of Java, C# and C++"? C# uses .Net framework, and usually need high spec computer. Java is cross platform, but usually slower because it needs to be interpreted first, while C++ is a powerful programming language but a little bit difficult :D Hope this help :)