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Should I Learn C/C++ or Java?

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I have around 12 years of experience in C++.
Now I am thinking of trying a another language.
I know C++ and Java tend to be more similar.
I do want to be learning the one that is more in demand.
I am thinking of maybe .NET area.
Whats your suggestion?

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Yes, C++ and Java are similar but there is another programming language that is similar to both and also highly in demand in the market.
That programming language is CSharp (C#). CSharp is a programming language for the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Because C# is a newer programming language than either Java or C/C++, the designers of the language where able to sit back and incorporate the best features of both languages.
So, C# is designed from the ground up to incorporate the best features of Java and C/C++.
For example:

  1. C# is an Object Oriented Programming Language.

  2. C# supports Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Abstraction

  3. C# protects you from the consequences of managing memory like you typically do with C/C++ and pointers

  4. C# comes with a large number of classes so that you can be productive in a short time

  5. C# makes programming for the web or desktop environment, less tedious and that is one of the reasons why it is highly in demand ...