What is C# Programing & What Are Its Strengths?
A lot of what we do here at Lateral involves some pretty technical behind-the-scenes computer work like coding. After all, it’s the invisible fabric that holds the entire computer universe together. In this blog post we thought we’d give you a little bit of an insight into what we do and how it can be harnessed to build the programs and apps that you might want to develop.
What is C#?
C# (pronounced C sharp like the musical note) is a widely used programming language created in the year 2000 by Anders Hejlsberg as a rival to Java. It’s a general-purpose language designed for developing apps on the Microsoft platform and requires the .NET framework on Windows to work.
What are its strengths?
It’s Complex Yet Easy To Learn
C# has lots of features that make it relatively easy to learn (at least when compared with some other coding languages). It’s a high level language that’s easy to read and has many of its most complex tasks abstracted away so that you don’t have to worry about them. The fact that it’s a statically-typed language also makes it easier to find errors.
That being said, it’s still a complex programming language and mastering it can take more time and effort than more simple languages like Python.
Game & App Development
While it can be used to create pretty much anything, C# is especially good in the development of Windows desktop applications and games. It can also be used to develop apps as well and has become increasingly popular for mobile development.
C# is also used to create games using the world’s most popular game engine: Unity. More than a third of the top games are made with Unity and there are currently around 770 million active users of games created using the engine. As such it makes a great choice for programmers looking to break into the game development or virtual reality industries.
Power & Flexibility
The fact that C# is a powerful, flexible and well-supported language has lead it to become one of the world’s most most popular programming languages in a relatively short space of time. This means that it’s able to be used in the development of a wide variety of different applications and people looking to harness its potential are able to draw on a widely available pool of talent.
C#, Lateral And You
At Lateral, our expert team of programming ninjas have well and truly mastered the C# dark arts and are ready and waiting to put them to good use developing an amazing program or application for you. As it’s relatively simple to use, C# can also represent a highly cost effective method of development when deployed by an experienced set of hands. To find out more about what our C# expertise can do for you, just get in touch with us today! We promise we’ll try not to get too nerdy with you (unless you’re into that sort of thing).
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