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Have you ever made a website with C# programming?

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Didn't know that was possible?  Thought it was an OS coding language only?

 

I don't know how to but I've heard that it's possible. Anything is possible with the C# language.

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You can use a screwdriver to drive a nail, too.  Outside of tenacity, why would you want to when a better tool exists for the job?

 

So you are saying C# isn't a good tool for the job? Because really one of the uses it has is for web development. ASP.NET is C# (ok, it can also be VB and Visual C++) and it's widely used. Maybe not on well known web scripts like Wordpress and Drupal but it's used on a lot of enterprise environments.

 

When I was on college, people studying Computer Science did a lot of web development with C# too.

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In my opinion, no - it's not a good tool to use for web development.  And not just hating on Microsoft; I do like C# as a language but like with any of the Visual Studio products, the web components were an afterthought and not very well done.

 

While the Visual Studio-based college courses may have included a section on web development, because it is a 'feature' of Visual Studio, I'm hard pressed to believe that any course dedicated solely to Web Development was based on C# - because it simply isn't the best tool for that particular job.

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The college course was just an example. I also told you that I know of a lot of places where C# is used for web development. One good example is the company I work for. Here all web development is done with two technologies: C# and Java.

 

Now you may be right that C# isn't the beest tool for this job. But C# is a powerful language and it can be used to get the job done so I don't think its the screwdriver you where talking about on your previous post.

 

I'm not a developer at my company and I'm not a C# developer either, I'm just talking from what I've seen and know.

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I sincerely apologize; I did not mean to offend you with that comment.  I was simply making a cheeky analogy and I did not mean for it to undermine anyone's knowledge or choice in language.  The comment did not have the reaction I was expecting.

 

Yes, C# is a powerful language - that's not what's up for debate.  It has MANY good uses and there are tons of organizations who have elected to utilize that language as their tool.  I simply don't think it's the best tool and it isn't one *I* would choose for that type of job.  That does not invalidate the language itself, or the fact that it is able to do what it needs to do.  That was the point of my analogy.

 

Again, I apologize if my comment was offensive, it was not meant to be.

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If you are running a Windows server with ASP.NET, writing in C# or VB certainly is an option. In my experience, people who write in C# do so because that is what they are most familiar with and prefer. I know I still prefer ASP Classic and continue to maintain a site built with it, even though ASP Classic has been deprecated, simply because I am very familiar with that language and the site was originally built that way.

Personally, I think PHP and other languages specifically designed for the web have some advantages for building websites, but ASP.NET with C# or VB will also work as well.

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I made a project back in college.  It was a C# class.  However, it wasn't a website, only a workable program.

9 hours ago, WisTex said:

Personally, I think PHP and other languages specifically designed for the web have some advantages for building websites, but ASP.NET with C# or VB will also work as well.

That seems to be the case as most forums and blogs seem to be written in it.  (Am I wrong?)  However, though, Python is on the rise and I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned.

Edited by jyy

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