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best programming language to use for a windows application

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Mason64, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2006

    Posts: 921

    Location: North Wales

    Hey,

    I am looking to start programming soon and i want to make a few windows apps for some testing and project stuff. I was going to pay someone on Fiverr to do it but I thought I would give it a go first.

    Thanks in advance
    Dave
     
  2. DarrenM343

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 19, 2008

    Posts: 4,755

    C# :).
    /End thread.
    Plenty of other options including python (scripting language), Java etc. I'm experienced with C# so find it easy to knock up tools/apps for stuff - it's my go-to language. I'm less experienced with the GUI app side of things but found it not too bad creating a couple small WinForms and WPF apps.
    Microsoft offer Visual Studio Community Edition which is free but not for use if you intend to profit from anything you develop.
     
  3. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,178

    Location: Northampton


    I'd echo this.

    Having never touched C# before I was used as a guinea pig for a programming test, overall I found it easy to get to grips with.

    I'm not really a developer either although somewhat competent in a few different languages
     
  4. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2006

    Posts: 921

    Location: North Wales

    Thank you that is what I was thinking. I will go find some guides and see what I can do! Thanks very much for the help!
     
  5. morbid42

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 295

    Location: Sherwood Forest

    Python, html, javascript, css, java/c# at same time.

    Python easiest to learn - by this i mean easy to "do a bit of work", although few master it and generally take unoptimised code from google
     
  6. JasonM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,477

    c#
     
  7. morbid42

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 295

    Location: Sherwood Forest

    End goal is c# - very in demand and salaries 35-60k. If youre brand new to coding its better long term not to dive straight into it.

    Learn all your oop, multi-inheritance, decorators, wrappers, memoization, annotation, type coercion, robustness principle, generators etc in simplier languages.. Learn the beginner for loops before recursion etc
     
  8. jsmoke

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 7,815

    Garbage collection too, no messing about with pointers!