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Razor Sharp C#

Pawan is back with an introduction to C# and the benefits it has to offer developers. Be sure to read more if you're looking to jump into the latest trend!

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By: Pawan Bangar
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September 18, 2003
  1. · Razor Sharp C#
  2. · History
  3. · Where It's Heading

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Razor Sharp C# - Where It's Heading
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This simple, modern, object-oriented and type-safe programming language is likely to be taken up immediately by C and C++ programmers. They can now develop internet-based applications without learning Java. This language can bring about more speed in building applications for the new Microsoft .NET platform, which exploits computing and communication to provide various tools and services. Modern programming demands short cycling times and frequent revision. C# does this with fewer lines of the code and less errors. This is the age of the internet, and tools are required to work with HTML, XML and SOAP. At present the existing tools are not the completely suited to working with new technologies. C# has built-in support to turn any component into a web service that can be invoked over the internet from any application running on any platform.

The language also offers features that are available in Java, including better security and garbage collection, which tidies up computer memory used in a software programs. Garbage collection is one of Java’s most popular features, which helps in reducing the complexity of application development. To attract Java professionals, Microsoft also introduced a tool that can convert Java software code into C# code.

C# eliminates costly programming errors, thus software development and revision becomes less costly. For example, even an expert C++ programmer can make the simplest of mistakes like forgetting to initialise a variable. Such mistakes result in unpredictable problems that can remain undiscovered for long periods of time. In the case of C#, variables are automatically initialised by the environment. Some of the other advantages of C# are: garbage collection, which relieves the programmer of the burden of manual memory management; type-safe variables; and the ability to update the software components at a later time as C# includes versioning support within the language, which cannot be done in C++ and Java. This helps prevent coding errors and preserve versioning flexibility.

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