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4answers
550 views

How do you evaluate learning C# from videos for a beginner? [closed]

I have an idea about programming in general so I know what a variable and a method is but I didn't program before. I liked C# because of Visual Studio and I only tried Hello word program in it. I ...
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7answers
884 views

Is there a quick and practical (hands on) way to learn another programming language?

Due to rather strange circumstances, I only have until Monday to learn (at least) the basics of PHP and .NET programming. I'm already fairly competent (though there is a lot of room for improvement) ...
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3answers
353 views

What are some good ways to get familiar with .Net's IL?

I recently accepted a job where I will be working with the IL a lot(on the team of a certain obfuscator that's included with Visual Studio). They know I have little knowlegde of it, so I'll have ...
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3answers
3k views

websites that show real world scenarios for OOP beginners so that they can implement them

Since programmers learn more by implementing the real world scenarios rather then by gaining theoretical knowledge and concepts about programming, I wanted to know that is there any website that tells ...
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8answers
1k views

Justification for learning/implementing newer Microsoft technologies

I work at a large healthcare organization as a mid-level software developer. I have over 10 years experience in the IT industry using Microsoft technologies (ASP.NET & SQL Server). When I go to ...
10
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2answers
795 views

Is using F# good enough for learning the important functional programming concepts of Haskell?

I'm coming from Linux and Ruby. I've been interested in learning more functional programming, and in particular the ML-ish style. I've tried reading through the Real World Haskell book and trying some ...
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6answers
868 views

As a new programmer, how much time should I spend learning new libraries?

As a junior programmer, how much time should I spend focusing on new libraries or language features, as opposed to learning how things worked before those libraries came about? How dangerous is it to ...
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4answers
2k views

Migrating myself from .Net 1.1 to .Net 4.0

I have been working with .Net for 7 years. ASP Web Apps, Windows Forms, Windows Services, mostly done in C#, but some in VB.Net. And as we started to work with .Net 1.1, we stayed on .Net 1.1. ...
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3answers
531 views

Approach to learning .NET? [closed]

After a few years writing good ol' straight, archaic, homely C/C++, I'm finally going to give in and learn .NET. I'm looking for the best way to become .NET-competent quickly. I use VS2005 C/C++ ...
6
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11answers
3k views

Learning C, C++ and C# [duplicate]

I'm sure you guys are tired of this question but after wading through hours of similar posts and questions I've really not made any progress to my specific concerns. I was hoping you guys could shed ...
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6answers
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Why is it recommended to close all programs before installing a new program?

What kind of problems arise from installing a new program while other programs are running? I'd imagine the GAC solved a lot of the old problems of shared dll's being locked. So what kind of issues ...
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5answers
211 views

Going from cutting edge to maintaining legacy projects

I have an Access 03 program with a bunch of VBA code that is in use and the end user wants new functionality. I am finding it very difficult to add new functionality because my brain wants to use the ...