is c# a dying language? or growing?
Is C sharp a dying language?
It’s hard to define what a dying technology actually is.
Is it less number of jobs?.
There are currently over forty two thousand job postings for c sharp in united states in indeed.com.
Or Is it because of less number of developers using it?
Well, c sharp falls in the top 5 popular tags in stack overflow with over 200 questions asked every day.
When it comes to health care and insurance, C sharp is widely preferred.
Also an interesting fact that not many know is that the U.S government has a ton of dot net applications.
Unity is one of the most popular gaming engines. It uses c sharp for scripting.
The recent open source initiative within microsoft, and the dot net Core advancements to run cross platform,
Dot NET core is now the future compared to dot net.
Because of dot net core, there has been a significant reduction in the
web hosting costs since it can now be hosted on Linux environment.
So all of this are a very good sign for c sharp.
Xamarin is one of the fast growing mobile development frameworks that is used to develop cross platform i o s and
android apps using c sharp.
Not to forget Blazor, which helps build front end applications using c sharp. It is not completely up to
angular and react standards. But its getting closer and closer with every release.
Also we need to keep in mind that learning any language is worth it if you plan to use it to do something with.
And even if you don’t plan to use it to do something with it,
just learning a bit can often expose you to new ideas, which will make you a better programmer.
Any programming language will eventually die out,
but the skills you get by learning it never will.
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source by Art of Engineer