View Full Version : C# vs. Java

12-03-2002, 12:54 PM
I haven't really had much experience with C# or Java, but I would like to learn one of them. Which one should I choose? Also, if you could give me some resources to draw from for either of them, it would be great.


12-03-2002, 01:15 PM
nvoigt compiled a nice set of links, and is a sitcky in the C# board. Here is the link


There are several resouces you can check out there.

12-03-2002, 01:26 PM
I would have to say that Java is the one to learn.

12-03-2002, 02:34 PM
Java biggest disadvantage is that they don't give you the power of managing your own memory the way you can in c/c++. C# improves on java by giving you this feature.

I don't know much about either java or c#, but this is from my understanding.

12-03-2002, 02:40 PM
>Java biggest disadvantage is that they don't give you the power
>of managing your own memory

Being able to manage your own memory depends on the used Java implementation. If you are using an implementation of real-time or embedded Java, then there may be the possibility to enable or disable the garbage collector.

The main disadvantage of the garbage collector is that it is a process which cannot be controlled by your software, this gives much trouble when creating real-time systems.

On the other hand, not having to worry about memory management can be useful. If your software does not need to run in a real-time environment so you don't have to worry about real-time system aspects, then letting the garbage collector care for the memory management can have its advantages.

12-03-2002, 03:55 PM
This thread could easily be closed...if you look in the C# board, there are about 20 threads on this EXACT SAME TOPIC.



For starters....