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Old March 18th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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I too would have thought that the follow up decedent of of a C# book would be in C#. Like Jimi, my background is VB (3 thru 6) and I started .NET with VB.NET, but it was Marco's book that finally got me to make the change and I haven't looked back.

Syntactically there isn't enough difference between the two languages to prevent anyone knowing one language to not be able to figure out code samples in the other, but it can slow you down.

I wonder if the choice of using VB was really the authors' choice for reasons of comfort anf familiarity, or a choice by Wrox because of the purported larger market, especially for a book targeting an intermediate to beginner audience?

I will also echo Jimi's observation about more job postings looking for C# skills than VB.NET skills, at least in the Pacific NW and west coast in general.