Microsoft tells C# developers to learn JavaScript!?
Written by Ian Elliot   
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Is Microsoft trying to get across a not so subtle message - forget C# and learn JavaScript as soon as you possibly can?

While the world is arguing about whether or not Microsoft can possibly be serious about dumping the whole of .NET for JavaScript... yes JavaScript... you have to keep saying it because it seems so ridiculous the first time you hear it, an MSDN Blogger has no doubts.

The MSDN UK Team blog carries the headline - "JavaScript for C# Developers" and a link to a video which you can see below.  So this is what it has come to - C# developers forget your favourite language and embrace JavaScript. It seems only a few weeks ago that Microsoft didn't seem to think that JavaScript existed! Even today Microsoft developers still think that the language is called JScript. 

 

JavascriptMix11

The video is from a presentation at Mix 2011 so it isn't a new political message - but its promotion is arguably bad timing!

It is actually quite a good guide to using JQuery and it isn't particular angled to C#. If you can program in any object-oriented language the video has some useful points to make, although if you have looked at JavaScript most of the ideas should be familiar - truthy and falsy, default values, type coercion, exact equality, closure and so on.

 

 

So the writing is on the wall - learn JavaScript!

More information

MSDN UK Team blog

 

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