1. Duncliffe's Avatar
    Interested in developing apps for WP and Windows 8.1, but need to start learning a language. Is C# the best to learn for this? Any good books that anyone can recommend?
    11-02-2014 09:11 AM
  2. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    C# is cool, but then I'm only am amateur / hobbyist coder.
    Duncliffe likes this.
    11-02-2014 09:17 AM
  3. neo158's Avatar
    C# is cool, but then I'm only am amateur / hobbyist coder.
    Agreed, C# is what I'm learning at the moment.
    11-02-2014 09:19 AM
  4. Duncliffe's Avatar
    Agreed, C# is what I'm learning at the moment.
    Are you using books or web videos? Any recommendations?
    11-02-2014 09:37 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Check out Bob Tabor's tutorials and video lessons at Channel 9. Also "learning Visual Studio"

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Sh...lute-Beginners

    http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/
    prasath1234 likes this.
    11-02-2014 10:02 AM
  6. wuiyang's Avatar
    unity (supported in windows/windows phone), windows & windows phone - C#/C++ (C# for beginner, C++ for advanced coder) [not recommended JavaScript, it looks weird and HTML has no visual designer, like the one that you can see what you have done in XAML]
    11-02-2014 10:13 AM
  7. a5cent's Avatar
    C# for beginner, C++ for advanced coder

    I disagree with this. Programming languages are tools, and like any tool, you'd usually want to choose the best tool for the job.

    Of course, asking someone to use C++ who can't will only lead to disaster, but that isn't relevant if all you're asking is which to learn.

    If you're looking to create an e-mail client, an interface for an online service, or something like that, then even the most advanced programmer will prefer C#. In general, C# emphasizes programmer productivity, whereas C++ emphasizes software efficiency, but C++ requires more work, it doesn't hold the programmers hand, and it is harder to do well.
    forked and neo158 like this.
    11-02-2014 10:42 AM
  8. neo158's Avatar
    Are you using books or web videos? Any recommendations?
    I'm still looking for books but playing with the samples from https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps is a good start.

    I would download the Channel 9 app for Windows and Windows Phone as well.

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Fu...lute-Beginners is the updated version of the series that Ed Boland posted earlier.

    http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.c...lute-beginners is also good to have a look at, it lets you set up a learning plan as well. Same series of videos from the channel 9 link I posted above.
    11-02-2014 11:00 AM
  9. Wam1q's Avatar
    I guess C# would be easy for an amateur...
    11-02-2014 11:07 AM
  10. heickelrrx's Avatar
    C# of course. If you master C#. You will master Java in no time since the syntax similar and both of them object oriented programming language. When you master both you can build a native apps on any mobile platform
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    11-03-2014 09:51 AM

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