C# is a modern object-oriented programming language developed in 2000 by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft as an alternative to Java (which it is quite similar to). It was created because Sun, ( later bought by Oracle ) did not want Microsoft to make changes to Java, so Microsoft chose to create their own language instead of adding to it. C# has grown quickly since it was first created, with extensive support from Microsoft helping it to gain a large popularity; it has now become one of the most popular programming languages in the world.
C# is widely-used to create games using the Unity game engine, which is the most popular game engine nowadays.
C# is a very popular tool for creating applications, and so it has become a great choice for any programmer hoping to break into the game development industry, or for anyone who is interested in virtual reality.
Being powerful, flexible, and well-supported has meant C# has quickly become one of the most popular programming languages available now. Today, it is the 4th most popular programming language, with around 31% of all developers using it regularly. It is also the 3rd largest community on StackOverflow (which was built using C#) with more than 1.1 million topics discussed.
This popularity translates into a thriving job market having more than 17,000 C# jobs are advertised each month (globally) with an average salary of or above $72,000. Narrowing down to the US only, there are more than 6,000 jobs advertised each month with an annual salary of $92,000.
Web development solutions are written in C# and implemented with Visual Studio and ASP.NET framework including client- and server-side web apps, XML web services, web forms, Windows Service APIs, Sharepoint apps, database-driven websites, TCP/IP servers, e-commerce sites, and dynamic SPAs. Development of cloud services includes SaaS and PaaS applications.
Development of cross-platform and hybrid mobile apps written in C# and powered by development tools like Xamarin and Visual Studios. Comprehensive C# mobile app development process includes wire-framing, UI design, business logic implementation, database architecture, native API leverage, 3rd-party integrations, testing, debugging, and deployment.