Programming languages in IT/Computing type degrees

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What kind of programming languages do you learn in your IT/Computing courses (besides Java)?
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It depends, C++ is probably the other very common one, things like Fortran may be still used (I am not sure).

You may use other langauges such as C#, VB and PHP as well.
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Ok. How about pascal and delphi?
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Ok. How about pascal and delphi?
I don't think its widly used, Delphi is used a bit in industry but I don't think many universities use it. Pascal is out dated and not used anymore it was only ever an educational language used for colleges and schools.

Java and C++ is the main languages.
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haskal, c, java are probably the main 3 done at most unis for comp sci.
other things u may touch on would be html, pascal etc but prolly not as in depth as the other 3 above
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Thanks for the info. I guess I have to practice some VB, Java, C, C++, C#, and PHP then.
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Thanks for the info. I guess I have to practice some VB, Java, C, C++, C#, and PHP then.
C++ and Java will be your safest bet, PHP is very worth while to learn because you it makes making good database driven websites quite easy. Its easier than ASP. I doubt you would learn ASP on a standard computer science course.
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Thanks again.

When it comes to programming modules, does coursework worth more than written examinations or is it weighted equally?
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course work normally is wieghted more heavily than exams in programing modules.
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course work normally is wieghted more heavily than exams in programing modules.
Yep its very difficult to set programming exams and probably very unfair. I had an HTML exam once where we had to draw out what the website would look like. Thatwas in the first year.

However expecting you to write a fully brown C++ application under examing conditions is stupid.
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Yep its very difficult to set programming exams and probably very unfair. I had an HTML exam once where we had to draw out what the website would look like. Thatwas in the first year.

However expecting you to write a fully brown C++ application under examing conditions is stupid.

ha tell me about it, its just totally unfair to ask you to write a program in an exam, design one yeah go for it, but actually write one!! i pity the fool
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