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Master Geek


Topic # 57418 12-Feb-2010 18:30
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Hello!


Which programming languages are taught (or used for teaching) by the universities here in the Auckland area these days (Massey, UofA, AUT)? Possibly more than one, but could someone in the know please enlighten me which courses (beginning, intermediate, advanced, data structures, software engineering) at which university are taught with which language?


Specifically, I am interested in the use of Java, C/C++, C# or "Other" (such as Python).


If you have any information about any of this, could you please post it here? I would really appreciate that.


Thank you very much!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 298462 12-Feb-2010 18:36
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Auckland Uni, does lisp, java, c, c+, c++, c#, objective c, sql, php, html... (thats what I have encounterd so far anyway).



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  Reply # 298465 12-Feb-2010 18:54
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patznz: Auckland Uni, does lisp, java, c, c+, c++, c#, objective c, sql, php, html... (thats what I have encounterd so far anyway).



Thank you for your response. That's a very large number of languages, by the way. Could you let me know which languages are used for what teaching or courses? For example, what is used for Programming I or II (or whatever the course equivalent is)?


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  Reply # 298481 12-Feb-2010 20:36
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CS111 (basic intro to computing) lisp and html, (didnt take it)
CS101 (CS stage one intro to programming) java. (first paper I took)
CS105 (Another stage 1 paper, also compulsary) java.

CS230 C#
CS280 html, php, sql, java
Cs210 & cs215 intro to c, c++ etc

Summer scholarship project is in objective c (last year anyway)

https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/administration/handbook/
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/courses/

Some infosys papers get into .net, c++, ajax, javascript etc.

Are you planning on doing compsci at uni?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 298576 13-Feb-2010 09:44
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Thank you for your responses, this is all very helpful. No, I'm not thinking about taking courses, but I am thinking about possible relationships between universities and open source projects.

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  Reply # 298585 13-Feb-2010 10:49
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I think Java is the main teaching language at Vic as well.




 

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  Reply # 305578 9-Mar-2010 00:05
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Not in the Auckland area, but just for some extra info for comparison:
At CPIT (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology):
XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, XML, JADE, Java, VB.NET, Python, C++, PHP

Ruby is in the pipeline.

For the actual programming languages, the general order is (although you can go in any order, and this is just for the Bachelor of ICT [there are likely to be others]):
First year: JADE (very good for learning basic strucutres and concepts, and OO)
Second year: Java, VB.NET, C++ (languages currently being used in the industry)
Third year: Python (in advanced programming courses. Focus is not so much on the language but about best-practice, learning how to teach yourselves a new and unfamiliar language and general outside-of-the-box problem solving techniques)

Scripting and markup languages are generally first year, before specialization.

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  Reply # 308559 17-Mar-2010 23:45
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I went to Canterbury Uni and did a bit of each of the following.
Java
C
C++
C# (ASP.NET)
VB.Net
Jade
HTML
Little bit of Javascript
SQL - if you can call that a programming language... which you cant.

VB.Net was the easiest A+ I ever walked through, Java is a pain in the butt when your starting out coding and you keep locking up Java VMs. Jade was really good for getting my head around OO design.

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