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3answers
272 views

Mixing languages in .Net [closed]

I know that .Net provides the feature to mix several languages within the same application (there are some constraints of course, but this is not essential). Theoretically, this might be done because ...
2
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3answers
7k views

Is C# more superior than Java as a programming language, objectively speaking? [closed]

A colleague (a .NET fan) argued that (in context to Java vs .NET comparison), while there are different arguments for Java and for .NET, and to determine which one is the better choice is a business ...
4
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5answers
482 views

Bridging the gap between learning language fundamentals and actually making useful software?

I'm learning C# via the "Essential C#" Lynda.com video tutorials and plan to read a couple of books that cover things in more depth afterwards. My question is where I should head to learn more after ...
4
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7answers
2k views

Changing from VB.NET to C#? [closed]

I am working on co-op at a company as a test engineering specialist. This is not technically a software job, however at the end of the day, I spend most of my time programming. I am not a ...
5
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2answers
511 views

Best example for mixins in .NET

I want to present the concept of mixins and their implementation in .NET. The way they work in .NET is you add extension methods on an interface and decorate classes with said interface. What would ...
9
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6answers
2k views

How to verify/prove orthogonality of a programming language?

I know the concept of orthogonality, but from a programming language point of view, is there a way to verify/prove it? For instance in C#, one can use public or static for a method signature. You can ...
2
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5answers
3k views

Is there any comercial application written in Visual Basic .NET? [closed]

In my work the language used to write applications is Visual Basic .NET. I read on internet and almost all the examples and questions are about C#. Is there any comercial application written in ...
3
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3answers
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Do You Have To Know CIL To Make A Compiler for .NET?

Assume one wants to create a simple .NET language, or slightly more difficult, a compiler for an existing .NET language. Do you absolutely need to be familiar with the CIL (Common Intermediate ...
11
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7answers
944 views

What constitutes proper use of threads in programming?

I am tired of hearing people recommend that you should use only one thread per processor, while many programs use up to 100 per process! take for example some common programs vb.net ide uses about 25 ...
8
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1answer
349 views

Are there tasks which require significantly less work with Ruby than C# 4.0?

I just finished reading the Ruby chapter of the book 7 Languages in 7 Weeks. Aside from some syntactic sugar here and there I can't really see anything which can't be done with C# with a similar ...
5
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3answers
586 views

How important is an in-depth knowledge of the Common Language Runtime to a .NET developer?

I wonder how many .NET developers have a working knowledge of CIL and where it has been useful to them. In case you are missing my meaning, here is a simple CIL example to add two locations together: ...
11
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3answers
1k views

Could a singleton type replace static methods and classes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between all-static-methods and applying a singleton pattern? In C# Static methods has long served a purpose allowing us to call them without ...
3
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6answers
5k views

Database GUI Programming - .Net vs MS Access [closed]

MS Access gets pooped on a lot because A) many newbies use it B) people use it as a database backend which is not a good idea. I'd like to see some reasonable discussion on why you might choose ...
23
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17answers
5k views

Does Silverlight have a future? [closed]

Recently I have read some articles/blogs/comments about the development and history of WPF and Silverlight. In some forums many developers and users criticize the performance of WPF applications (for ...
6
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6answers
636 views

Is working in ''Classic Asp'' good for me for the future?

I have completed my post graduation in Msc(comp sci)-2010. Is working in "Classic ASP" today good for me in the future? Because I am fresher and I have learned ASP.NET 3.5 version. Please let me ...
17
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10answers
602 views

Is it reasonable to assume/require the .NET framework these days?

Background: I have a project where I need to provide the user a download package with some sensitive data in it. The data needs to be encrypted. After they download it, they need to be able to view ...