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So, what is the most powerful programming language? A buddy of my swears its .net, what are your thoughts on .net?

I'm actually confused.. what is .net? .net framework? wiki says "It includes a large library and supports several programming languages which allows language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages)."..

is it it's own language? If someone could explain it to me that would be great..

I'm just curious

Thanks
Edited by Bradrj1029 - 5/12/11 at 2:22am
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.NET is a library.
That means a set of pre-defined objects, which you can use with C++, C#, F# and VisualBasic.

.NET contains definitions of things like String, Integer, List, Boolean, various Network connection classes - things that everyone needs in order to write a working program.

But .NET is not a language - it supports several languages.
.NET is only for the Windows platform.
Edited by ronnin426850 - 5/12/11 at 2:06am
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x86 assembly? powerful can mean many things. technically the more basic the language the more you can do cause the more more basic it is the more you have have to do manually. I wouldn't consider .net in any regard as it's an ms only deal and not multi platform witch shouldn't be for code, code should run on anything really that where instruction sets come in.

EDIT: ooops i didn't read most powerful web language. eeessshhh not sure ASP, XML?
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There is no most powerful programming language, each one has things that it's specialized in and things that it's not so good at. As a programmer it is good to know which languages will be the most powerful for the specific task you are doing to make your life as easy as possible. For example if I'm writing a physics simulation for a supercomputer, Fortran is probably the language of choice because all that matters in that case is speed; on the other end of the spectrum if I want to write something quickly and easily I'd use a language like Python whose large standard libraries include almost anything I could want.
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj;13475068 
x86 assembly? powerful can mean many things. technically the more basic the language the more you can do cause the more more basic it is the more you have have to do manually. I wouldn't consider .net in any regard as it's an ms only deal and not multi platform witch shouldn't be for code, code should run on anything really that where instruction sets come in.

EDIT: ooops i didn't read most powerful web language. eeessshhh not sure ASP, XML?

No code can run on "any" platform. Even in Java, a program written for Android can't be executed on PC - the environment is different, interface handlers, hardware usage...

.NET is supported by Windows Mobile, so it is also multi-platform... In a way biggrin.gif

EDIT: I also missed the "Web" part biggrin.gif
XML then.
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Lol, my mistake, I meant to put programming language..

What do you guys think would be the best language for making a program with a GUI, that would be able to automate actions on different sites, in example, logging into and accepting friend requests on facebook or myspace.. there are like 10 people telling me different things Lol..

One says,

.net is based off of VB
but .net is VB6's predecessor
it is not a mixture of languages

then people tell me its c#, c++ etc, Im very confused lol
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I was told too that .net is the best for doing things like mentioned above..
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find out what you want to do and then look into descriptions of what languages people use to accomplish it.

don't try and learn a little about all the languages and then decide which one you'd like to try and use. that'll confuse you for sure smile.gif
    
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