C Sharp C# is an object-oriented programming (OOP) language developed in 2000 by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft to compete. Sun, (later bought by Oracle) did not want Microsoft to make changes to Java, so Microsoft chose to create their own language instead. C# has grown rapidly since it was first developed, with extensive support from Microsoft helping it to gain a large following. C# is now one of the most popular programming languages in the world.
C Sharp works within .net framework
It is designed for developing apps on the Microsoft platform and requires Microsoft’s .NET framework on Windows. C# is considered a hybrid that takes the best of C and C++ to create a modern programming language. Even though the .NET framework supports several other programming languages, C# has become the most popular.
C Sharp is particularly strong at building Windows desktop applications and games but it can be used to create a wide array of other applications as well. C# can also be used to develop web applications and has become increasingly popular for mobile development. Cross-platform tools like Xamarin allow C# apps to be used on almost any mobile device.
C Sharp is complex but easy to learn
C# is a high-level language. It is relatively easy to read, with many of the most complex tasks isolated so a programmer doesn’t have to worry about them.
C# is a statically-typed language so codes are checked for errors before it gets built into an app. Errors are easier to track down, and since statically-typed languages are also more strict with how you code something, the codebase in general will be more consistent and thus easier to maintain as it grows in size and complexity.
C#’s syntax is more consistent and logical than C++. However, there’s still plenty to learn. Mastering may actually take more time than simpler languages. Users need to have a substantial amount of coding skills to create advanced programs.
C Sharp is scalable
As a statically typed language, C# is faster than dynamically typed languages because codes are more clearly defined. Thus, when the app is running, your machine’s resources will not be wasted on checking the definition of something in your code.
16% of the top 100 million websites are powered by the ASP.NET framework, so there are some opportunities in enterprise-level backend development. However, tech giants mainly use Java for its better portability and tools. Nonetheless, if you already know C#, it shouldn’t be too hard to pick up Java too.
Also, with the rise of indie game development, C# developers are likely to have better opportunity, since Unity that creates the games uses C#. It offers flexibility in the long run and better game performance
Today there is another emerging modern language Go or Golang. Go is a programming language designed by Google engineers Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. Go is also statically typed, compiled, and syntactically similar to C, with many added benefits plus the compiler, tools, and source code are all free and open source. Analyzing C#, developers looked for ways to make more efficient programming languages. If you are skilled C# developer it will not be hard for you to pick up this new language also and add to your skillset and over time to your income.
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