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C# or Development

If need some advise, I am currently in college (at 39 may I add) and I'm majoring in New Media Tech which is Web Development. We are learning languages such as JavaScript, PHP, MySql, ASP, HTML, CSS, XML, JQuery, and AJAX. Now, at my present employer the software division of the company is providing my with the tools to learn how to write software so I can transfer but it's in C#. I don't know which I should follow, on one hand I'm studying to be a developer which i want to do when I graduate and on the other hand I have a job in the wings waiting when I learn the language (C#, .NET, Visual Studios), on my own may I add, however I find the OOP on C# difficult to grasp. I do however enjoy doing both. I can learn both (either the Front End Track, JavaScript Mean Stack or C# courses) on Treehouse but I will need to focus on only one. At my age I don't have the luxury to try one and then do the other if it doesn't work out. I'm weighting my options and I'm looking for some advise in making my decision.

Thank you in advance for all your help.


2 Answers

Karolin Rafalski
Karolin Rafalski
11,368 Points

Ultimately, this is going to come down to what you find to be best for you.

You have to decide if pursuing web development without a job lined up is better than learning the things you need to take job that is ready for you. There are a lot of factors, your interests, your financial situation, your long term goals, etc.

I would suggest the old fashioned make a list of pros and cons for each, and then talk it out with people who you know will have good insights for you.

Good luck!

Hey Karolin thanks again for your help in making a decision. I know it's been a month since the post but after giving the C# courses I decided to go with the Web Development. I'm studying it in school and I really think it's the way to go. Also I find that understanding C# is a bit difficult for me. I tried several ways to solve certain problems and it became at a point a real headache for me as well as a disappointment when I couldn't understand it, plus there was really no fun in it, not as much as working with HTML, CCS, JS.

Thanks again, Edwin