Tan has a long history working with both client side and server side development. Owing to that, he has acquired an immense knowledge of C# and .NET technologies through many projects. Furthermore, Tan has quite an experience dealing with Scandinavian clients during the time working at CodeIT AS. His dynamism and high sense of responsibility make him an ambassador for Pangara.
What is C#?
The language is part of the Common Language Infrastructure and is considered both highly portable and strongly structured. Companies generally hire a C# developer for both large-scale applications and simpler, single-function use-cases. As part of .NET, it is also applicable to web projects.
At the time of writing, a google query asking, “what is C#?” gets you this top-rated response:
“C# is an elegant and type-safe object-oriented language that enables developers to build a variety of secure and robust applications that run on the .NET Framework.”
Let’s say you only understand about 30 percent of this response. There’s a lot to unpack there, but not to worry, it’s all within the realm of the explainable.
Understanding C# Concepts
Type-safe is the term for a type of rule setting that occurs between programming and the code the computer uses. The compiler acts at the liaison between programming and the code. A type safety means the compiler is going to designate data types while processing the programming.
Computer language will create categories of programming assets (constants, variables, et. al.), a type-safe language like C# is going to be sure to put all of these objects in to their separate boxes, so to speak. These boxes can all have their own rules and can be managed by the compiler both at code creation or in real time, but they cannot allow members of one box to be in two boxes at once or have members that belong to one box in another box.
Type-safety is important to writing stable, successful programming language.
It sounds complex, but this is really a feature of many things you already know about. For example, the type safety of arithmetic would prevent you from trying to solve “3/Hi Dad” because “Hi Dad” isn’t an integer and, therefore, isn’t a type that belongs here. This thing is in the wrong box.
An object is just the name for a programming asset. This can be a variable, a set of variables, a data structure or even a function. C# is an object-oriented language meaning it can not recognize these objects, but can also associate multiple functions and abilities with these object types. Cool, huh?
The answer above comes from a website owned by Microsoft, the creator of .NET.
Rarely is just one type of code working at once. A governing programming infrastructure allows multiple programming languages to be used for application development and operation. This is what .NET Framework is.
Allowing multiple programming languages to come together and allows for new types of user interfaces to be developed and for unique web programs to be made. This important technology is behind a lot of noteworthy programs including Microsoft Visual Studio, which holds the Netflix-like Silverlight media player. Also, if you’ve ever done anything through Adobe Flash on the web, chances are it was created in FlashDevelop, a .NET Framework program.
(Interviewees, make sure you say the “dot” at the beginning of this name.)
In summary, C# is a programming language nested in the .NET Framework that allows for robust, stable development of new computer programming in a clean (and can we add “mathematically beautiful”?) manner.
How does C# relate and compare to other languages?
C# is incredibly well received among the programming community.
The .NET Framework (which we talked about above) that C# has been developed within allows for some pretty powerful stuff to be done with relative ease, like text-to-speech and database management.
Also, can we talk about the customer support? Compared to other languages, the library of support that Microsoft that has developed for C# is largely unrivaled.
You may want that level of support when you get in to the actual work of programming (or when your new hire does). Programmers differ on the steepness of the learning curve; indeed, some speculate that the reason C#-specific queries rank high in programming-related searches is because people have a lot of initial trouble and questions about C#.
There are a wealth of considerations to make, such as that Ruby and Python are both enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity and you may be more successful recruiting a programmer with that kind of experience than C#. Also, remember that C#’s Mac and iOS support is pretty weak.
But the sheer size of the Microsoft .NET Framework project and the work that’s been done with C# means you’re choosing a well known and thoroughly understood programming language if you choose this one.
It’s very difficult to answer the question of why C# is the best programming language because different languages perform well for certain tasks and poorly in others. The fact that C# enjoys widespread popularity doesn’t mean it will be right or the best for all things, but odds are it’s going to perform somewhere between okay to exceptionally in most situations.
But if you do need to move away from C# and draw in another language, the .NET Framework that C# operates on allows them all to live in the same house happily.
Finding C# Programmers
C# programmers are not as common as other language programmers because it started as a Microsoft project and is still largely driven by them. In recent years, Microsoft has loosened usage restrictions, but companies can still find it hard to find a developer with a lot of practical, hands-on C# experience.
Fortunately, Pangara can help.
Hire a C# Developer with Pangara
Pangara helps organizations find top C# freelancer talent to support their software development needs. We can connect you with the best professional Southeast Asian developers possessing the right mix of high-level understanding and hands-on experience to meet your needs and at a rate that fits your budget.
Each of our freelancer applicants is carefully screened to confirm they have the developer experience to succeed. This means the developer you hire is able to join your team and begin contributing immediately. We believe in our screening process and offer a 2-week guarantee to prove it.
Our commitment and process make it possible to reach the best C# talent, screen them for fit, and hire them at an affordable rate. If you need a programmer for your project, then contact us to discover how our process works and how we can help.