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C# - The benefits and limitations

Introduction to the C# programming language

Developed at Microsoft by Mads Torgensen in 2000. It is a general-purpose and multi-paradigm programming language. It is commonly used for back-end programming, for building games, and especially desktop applications.

So, what are the benefits and limitations of the C# programming language?


  • Compilation and execution times are very fast

  • Scales automatically and it is updateable

  • It is much safer than C and C++ because pointer types are not allowed

  • Offers type safety

  • It is ideal for development in Windows


  • Not as flexible as C++

  • It can have a steep learning curve

  • Some errors can be complex in nature, therefore requiring sufficient knowledge and experience

  • It has a poor x-platform GUI (Graphical User Interface)

  • Doesn't offer the best performance in terms of application performance benchmarks

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