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kramer
27th February 2007, 14:34
haven't even applied for anything today... i think i need C#

next stop amazon!

Paddy
27th February 2007, 14:39
haven't even applied for anything today... i think i need C#

next stop amazon!

No, wrong way around. Get a contract first and then lean what you are supposed to be doing.

Spacecadet
27th February 2007, 14:44
No, wrong way around. Get a contract first and then lean what you are supposed to be doing.

Thats the way to do it... or get a contract in a similar technology, then steer the project towards the technologies you want to learn
I've spent the past 6 months learning
SSIS
SQL Server Reporting Services
ASP .NET

None of which were in the spec until I said they were :cool:

Ennui
27th February 2007, 14:49
You could always bite the bullet and pay for an MCAD (or current equivalent)

Training Camp (http://www.trainingcamp.co.uk) do a 7 day "boot camp" that will get the job done. It is a fairly large investment (£3K+VAT) and it's seriaously hard work (16 hours of studying a day & your write the exams on day 3,5 & 7).

I did one of these last year and it pays for itself in a couple of weeks.

nucastle
27th February 2007, 14:52
haven't even applied for anything today... i think i need C#

next stop amazon!

If you've got VB.net - then youve got C Sharp. The most important concepts are about how the whole .NET thing sticks together which you'll already know.

VB to C Sharp is mostly about syntax differences which you can learn in a few days ;)

AtW
27th February 2007, 15:11
VB to C Sharp is mostly about syntax differences

Big rate difference - VB is for hacks/cowboys and C# is for pros.

nucastle
27th February 2007, 15:20
... yeh and its a C sharp coders best kept secret that their 'pro' language is by and large exactly the same as VB.net ;)

kramer
27th February 2007, 15:33
nice one nucastle... i need to learn vb.net now ;)

Ennui
27th February 2007, 15:43
I assumed you were a non-.NET coder hence the bootcamp suggestion.

I got my first C# gig with 10 days of C# experience (including the 7-day bootcamp). I have 15 years of "other" programming experience so it was just a case of learning the framework and syntax.

The bootcamp and winging approach isn't for everyone though. It does, however, get you up to speed quickly if you're keen to drop yourself in it.

Bright Spark
27th February 2007, 15:47
C sharp has about 3x the number of job ads on jobserve than vb.net. Does that tell you something... :rolleyes:

dotnetter
27th February 2007, 15:51
C sharp has about 3x the number of job ads on jobserve than vb.net. Does that tell you something... :rolleyes:

It tell you most companies prefer the C syntax to the VB one, not that one is better than the other :)