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Breach23
10-27-2001, 06:12 PM
Is he still here?

Fordy
10-27-2001, 06:33 PM
According to his profile he posted today....


But he's not listed on the board at the moment

oskilian
10-27-2001, 08:05 PM
why do you ask?

Oskilian

Cheeze-It
10-27-2001, 08:31 PM
I wish I was SilentStrike...

SilentStrike
10-27-2001, 11:47 PM
I am here ;).

Troll_King
10-28-2001, 10:04 AM
I wish I was SilentStrike...


Why? Java programmers days are numbered.

SilentStrike
10-28-2001, 10:39 AM
Heh, low blow ;).

Actually, the number of java programmers is increasing. That said, hopefully I'll be writing games in C++ when I get a job programming.

Garfield
10-28-2001, 10:46 AM
> Why? Java programmers days are numbered.

There was never a more truth on God's green earth.

SilentStrike
10-28-2001, 10:51 AM
Perhaps reality is illuding you, but you may want to check this out.

http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2804967,00.html

Which includes these two paragraphs...

"SAN FRANCISCO -- Developers using Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java programming language will outnumber those using the C/C++ languages by next year, the findings of a series of studies conducted by Evans Data Corp. and released late Wednesday show. "

and

"Initial surveys have shown that only a small portion of developers intend to try Microsoft Corp.'s C# language, which is relatively new, and those developers will predominantly be ones already using Microsoft programming languages, Garvin said. There is no evidence of any significant adoption to date, she added. "

Sure, the study could be wrong in that there will still be more C++ programmers than Java programmers in 2002, and even beyond, but Java is still a very popular langauge, and its popularity in business, for now at least, is increasing.

Troll_King
10-28-2001, 10:52 AM
Java will be on the decrease from now on.

Garfield
10-28-2001, 11:04 AM
C/C++ have more advantages than Java.

Listen to this statistic:

The most used and most popular language in the world is Visual Basic.

What do you have to say about that? Does this mean that Visual Basic is a better language than all of the others? No, it just means that it is easier to learn. And maybe that's the case with Java. Just because there are going to be more programmers definitely doesn't mean that it is a better language.

--Garfield

Troll_King
10-28-2001, 11:07 AM
Garfield you should look into C#. Most people can't do this although VS.NET has become available to more people. Once you see this language there will be no other language, except the ancestor C++.

SilentStrike
10-28-2001, 11:12 AM
> Why? Java programmers days are numbered.

There was never a more truth on God's green earth.



I am not arguing the merits of Java, simply trying to show that it has a future. Can you give some evidence the VB is used more than C/C++ in business? I was searching google and the best I could find was a graph of programming langauge usage on sourceforge.

Troll_King
10-28-2001, 11:15 AM
VB.NET is going to be used for some high level tasks. C# will consume VB programmers and as soon as the outside world sees C#, it's user base will multipy. Also, MS is now going after college students. There is way more to say but I don't feel like it. I want to read more C#.

Garfield
10-28-2001, 01:05 PM
> Can you give some evidence the VB is used more than C/C++ in business

Look in here http://www.planet-source-code.com/xq/ASP/lngWId.1/qx/vb/default.htm under "What is Visual Basic". I didn't say it was the most popular in business, but it might be. It doesn't specify.