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show more C# and Visual Basic are commonly used by developers programming for the Microsoft platform. Both considered .Net languages, they are object-oriented, strongly typed, and devoid of major memory management concerns thanks to the use of garbage collection. The .NET languages: C# and Visual Basic .NET tutorial, part of the Foundations of Programming course, provides insight into both languages, their history and frequent uses. Learn how to use C# and Visual Basic from this Lynda.com JavaScript tutorial. show less
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.NET languages: C# and Visual Basic .NET

Next, I am going to talk about two languages at once. C# and Visual Basic.NET. These are the two flagship languages if you're developing on the Microsoft platform. I talk about them at the same time because although they do look different, what you do with them and how you approach them is almost identical. Now, these two languages were released in 2003 by Microsoft. Although Visual Basic had a longer history than that, it was really reinvented at that time, and this was when Microsoft released something called the .NET framework.

We can think of this as an enormous library of prewritten code, huge amounts of functionality that we can tap into if we use either of these two languages. Now, actually there are other .NET languages as well, but these are by far the most popular. Both of them are object oriented. They are all about using classes and objects, and both of them share the same characteristics. They are high-level, they are strongly typed, they use garbage collection so we don...

.NET languages: C# and Visual Basic .NET
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C# and Visual Basic are commonly used by developers programming for the Microsoft platform. Both considered .Net languages, they are object-oriented, strongly typed, and devoid of major memory management concerns thanks to the use of garbage collection. The .NET languages: C# and Visual Basic .NET tutorial, part of the Foundations of Programming course, provides insight into both languages, their history and frequent uses. Learn how to use C# and Visual Basic from this Lynda.com JavaScript tutorial.

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