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    I found that southampton teach you using java, but no other universities i have looked at list the programming languages they use. I want to start getting a headstart to make work at university a little easier for me. at the moment i study C++, should i just carry on with it or start java as well?
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    Carry on with C++
    If you have time left, you could also work a little bit on java
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    At my uni they’re teaching Java as the main programming language.
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    In the first year in Bristol, we do Haskell, C and Java
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    Depends on the university.
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    (Original post by Ryanthom100)
    I found that southampton teach you using java, but no other universities i have looked at list the programming languages they use. I want to start getting a headstart to make work at university a little easier for me. at the moment i study C++, should i just carry on with it or start java as well?
    From the uni open days I've been to, they've all been mainly Java with other languages such as C++ or Python!
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    I'd agree that generally universities focus on Java, C++ and occasionally Python
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    Java, C, C++, Haskell, Prologue and ML are the ones I've seen in various lists (not all of them at once - but a few of them usually). Carry on with C++, if you can understand the concepts of C++ then you'll be able to pick up Java fairly quickly as well.
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    My course is doing c# but I also work as a technical architect and most of my job is working with Java. I'd say stick to C++. Java is relatively easy if you know C++. Have a look at some Java and/or C# (The two languages are very similar) if you want an extra familiarity but if you're comfortable with C++ Java will be easy by comparison. If you want to challenge yourself though, do some C. It's more complicated to use than C++ and from a professional point of view lots of legacy code is still in C (at least in the public sector) and because fewer people learn it now it's a good one to know.
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    At RHUL, it's Java. I've had previous experience, so it was a walk in the park for me, but it's not too hard to pick up if you're at least somewhat familiar with OOP.
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    Depends on the university.
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