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ASP.NET for Web Designers by Peter Ladka

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Common Language Runtime—Which Language Should I Use?

If you haven’t decided on a language yet, I suggest that you consider either Visual Basic .NET or C#. These two languages seem to have emerged as the most popular languages in .NET circles and will provide you with the richest amount of support material in both reading and web resources.

I chose to include examples in the book in both Visual Basic .NET and C# because I think that these two languages cater to two different types of people. I’ve made several points about some general characteristics and attributes of both Visual Basic .NET and C# so far to try to help you decide. I guess I can sum it up this way:

Visual Basic .NET is a bit wordier but closer to regular English in its performance ...

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