C# is one of the top ten popular programming languages. Its been 16 years since Microsoft released C# in 2000 and is considered the most emerging programming languages because of the maturity it has got in the due course. Today C# 7.0 is available as a part of Visual Studio 2017.
People always ask me, what is the future of C# and where can we go with it. This article will help you to find those answers!
C# runs on all three big Operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux. It also supports all IDEs and editors with most famously used code generation and refactoring tools.
With an introduction of .Net Core (Microsoft Cross Platform Framework), Microsoft has made C# Partially open source with its implementation of Roslyn Compilers that can be reviewed and evolved by .Net Community members under Microsoft Copyright Claims. Now .Net Community is actively creating the Addins for C# IDEs that is a good news for seasoned C# developers.
Games Development (Unity)
Unity is a powerful cross platform gaming engine used to develop 2D and 3D games. With its popular games, Unity has become one of the most used and leading game engines in the market. If you have the interest in game development and want to pursue your career as a game developer, there is a good news for you. Unity is depreciating Unity script in favor of C#!!
Cross Platform Mobile Applications (Xamarin)
Google Android and Apple iOS are the major players in the mobile application market. Microsoft has also got its own mobile application platform for windows phone. But that does not mean that C# can only be used for developing Windows phone applications. Xamarin has got its renowned IDE (Xamarin Studio) that uses C# to build Native applications for all iOS, Android and Windows Phone. You write your code in C# and it complies as a native application on these platforms.
Strong Web Application Frameworks (ASP.NET)
Cloud And Azure
Microsoft Azure is one of the leading best cloud solution providers out there in the market. C# can be used to build cloud solutions using the Visual studio for Microsoft Azure. Not only you can build cloud solutions but you can also manage and deploy them easily. You can also use the Microsoft Azure SQL that is an Azure based online SQL Server version.
Windows Client Applications (WPF, WinForm)
Windows Client applications are used in Microsoft Windows as executables. We all have used Skype, Microsoft Word, Mozilla Firefox, Avast Antivirus etc. All of these are examples of Windows Client Applications. Microsoft Visual Studio has got two major frameworks with C# including Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation for developing Windows Client Applications. C# can also be used to develop non UI console and WPF Browser based applications in this context.
In light of all above points, we can conclude that C# is one of the best programming languages targeting every domain with its evolving nature and bright future.
As C# has got a very bright future so as its developers. Increase your professional worth in the industry by becoming the Microsoft C# Certified Programmer. To prepare for C# Certification Exam, you must read The C# Programmer’s Study Guide (MCSD) book.
Ali Asad is a published Author of ‘The C# Programmer’s Study Guide (MCSD)’, No.1 C# Certified Trainer in Pakistan, and a Software Engineer who love to write code by using Unity & C#. His book got featured 2x times on Amazon as a ‘#1 New Release’, helping thousands of .NET developer to prepare for C# Certification Exam. He’s living in Dubai if you are nearby, feel free to say hi!
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