Thread: What languages would I likely learn if I go to college for Computer Science.

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    What languages would I likely learn if I go to college for Computer Science.

    I plan to do so, but I'm curious about what it's like for those older forumers who have been or are there now.
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    My university used to have three programming language options for the introductory programming module: C, Java and Scheme. The C option was originally for students from the engineering faculty, but more recently they scrapped the Java option such that C is now the default. Also, there is a project based module commonly done by third year students that rotates between C++ and C# every semester.

    Of course, since you took the initiative to be here at a programming forum, you don't have to be constrained by a "my school only wants me to learn this language!" attitude, but rather can construct your toolbox as you like
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    Goto the websites of the colleges you're interested in, and read the prospectus of the courses that interest you.
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    The language I learned the most in my studies was English :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    The language I learned the most in my studies was English :-)
    For anyone wondering, it's not a joke. Over here in Angola I recently learned of an university that includes J# with the Portuguese language pack in their CS syllabus. I cannot even begin to understand why would J# include language packs, much less why would anyone want to use it in a university course.
    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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