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  • I'm a new developer and am planning to write an application for church office administration.  It would keep track of facility usage, payroll, members, attendees, donations and general accounting.  I've looked into a couple different languages and have narrowed it down to J# or Omnis Studio (Omnis.net), which appears to be underdeveloped.

    However, I'm having trouble finding resources (in print or electronic form) for J# and learning it looks fairly tough.  Should I buy a book on Java to learn J#?  Can I build the type of software that I'm trying to in VJ# 2005 Express B2?  Thanks in advance for the timely responses.
    Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:46 PM

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  • J# is not as popular as C# or VB.NET and it's true that there are fewer resources available.

    You might be interested in our new converter, Instant J#, which converts VB.NET code to J#. You can download a free demo at www.tangiblesoftwaresolutions.com.  This will allow you to translate any resources or samples you find that are coded in VB.NET.

    Regards,
    David Anton
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    Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:30 PM
  • You might want to take a look at following resources to learn about VJ#

    - Book- Visual J#. NET by John Sharp, Andy Longshaw

    - http://msdn.microsoft.com/vjsharp/downloads/codenotes/default.aspx


    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vjsharp for any Vjsharp related information.

    Thanks,

    Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:20 PM
  • Thanks for the help!  The CodeNotes look pretty helpful.  Why is there a lack of information on J#?  Is it stable?  Is J# the write language to use?
    Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:26 PM
  • Can I use MySQL with J# 2005?
    Sunday, July 10, 2005 6:00 PM
  • J# is not nearly as popular as C# or VB.NET.  It's based on an early Java standard and was born out of a Microsoft attempt to swing Java developers over to Microsoft (J++ was the pre-.net attempt).  C# is very similar except that it adds a lot of features that aren't available in J# or Java.

    J# is stable as far as I've seen - it's just a little annoying if you're used to some niceties such as enums, properties, member calls on primitives, etc.  However, there's something to be said for it's extreme simplicity - it's the simplest language I have seen.  If you're a "less is more" kind of developer, then J# may be for you.


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    Sunday, July 10, 2005 11:16 PM
  • Hi Trenton,

    J# is pretty stable language to use, it is now going towards its third release Visual J# 2005.

    You can learn more about J# product overview at
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vjsharp/productinfo/overview/default.aspx

    Cheers,
    Varun
    Monday, July 11, 2005 7:27 AM
  • When is that expected to release?  I've been reading over the CodeNotes, which have helped.  If my applicaton (church management) consists of numerous fields where an end-user would type data in and it would be stored in a DB, where should I look for code questions?  Are there any sites that have code samples like that for J#?  Do I search for "Java Database Connection String" and see what I get?

    The big question: Should I begin developing in beta 2 of J# or wait until its release in September?

    Do you have an MSN Messenger ID to chat?

    Note: I found this tutorial online which appears to be pretty helpful from a noob standpoint: http://www.functionx.com/jsharp/Lesson01.htm.
    Monday, July 11, 2005 4:53 PM
  • Hi,
    You can start developing in J#. No need to wait for final release. The current beta2 version of J# is strong enough to start any kind of development.

    For J# samples you would like to go through this link ... This link has got few good samples on data management.

    For any questions, feel free to drop a mail on this forum. We will try to address the issue with minimum possible delay.

    Thanks.

    Monday, July 18, 2005 6:22 AM
  •  David Anton wrote:
    J# is not nearly as popular as C# or VB.NET.  It's based on an early Java standard and was born out of a Microsoft attempt to swing Java developers over to Microsoft (J++ was the pre-.net attempt).  C# is very similar except that it adds a lot of features that aren't available in J# or Java.

    J# is stable as far as I've seen - it's just a little annoying if you're used to some niceties such as enums, properties, member calls on primitives, etc.  However, there's something to be said for it's extreme simplicity - it's the simplest language I have seen.  If you're a "less is more" kind of developer, then J# may be for you.


    David Anton
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    J# 2.0 (Shipped with visual studio has support for both enums and properties). Here is a sample enum declaration/use in J#...

    public enum Color
    {
       Red,
       Blue,
       Green
    }

    Color bookColor = Color.Red;

    To know about properties in J#, please refer following blogs of mine :)...

    http://blogs.msdn.com/jaiprakash/archive/2005/10/25/484547.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jaiprakash/archive/2005/10/27/485551.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jaiprakash/archive/2005/10/27/485524.aspx

    For any other question/issue with J#, please drop a post here.

    Thanks.



    Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:40 AM