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Best Programming Language for Marketing Apps?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Essential Clix, Feb 6, 2008.

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Best Progamming Language for Bots and IM Applications

  1. Visual Basic 6

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  2. C++

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  3. Visual Basic .NET

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  4. C#

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  5. Java

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  6. Other

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  1. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I'd like to know what you guys think is the best programming language to learn for programming bots and Internet marketing applications, like MySp@ce account creators and things of that sort. I've been told C# is the way to go, but many people still swear by VB6 and C++.

    I'd like to get some other opinions though, so please make use of the poll above.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Steb

    Steb Registered Member

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    Ive seen a lot of apps popping up using .NET - I guess thats because of the webbrowser control (or whatever it was called, its been a while) that you can use to automate a real browser user easily (and the ease of learning the language helps too)

    I guess it depends on what you know. if you know VB, use it. A skilled VB coder can get more out of it than a poor/average C++ coder.
     
  3. gts6

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    its all a matter of preference. whatever you feel most comfortable coding in really.
    they will all get you to your desired end result if you know what you are doing.
    there is no real answer.

    so my advice to someone looking for a language to learn.. pick the one that will help you the most in the real world. think bigger than "making a bot". which one will help further you in life in the event you decide one day that BH is not for you anymore, and you want a real career, maybe in programming. which languages are most beneficial to an employer.

    with this logic, i would say to use either c# or java at this point in time.
    but as i pointed out in another thread yesterday, once you master the art of programming, you will see that you will easily pick up on the other ones when you need to. programming is an art, the language you pick to use is just a tool. much like an artist. the painting is the art, but he can create it with any type of paints or brushes he chooses. but without the artistic skills, no matter which brush he chooses, the painting is gonna look like stick figures people..
     
  4. RageForce

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    I started out with VB6, and now I swear by VB.NET!
    VB.NET and C# are so similar, it doesn't matter which one your pick, they are both compiled down to MSIL and are the same thing when all is said and done.

    If you use VB6, you'll end up converting your project to VB.NET anyway because VB6 is not supported by Microsoft any more, and .NET has a lot more functionality.

    VB.NET is nice because I can use it on Linux and Windows with the Mono/.Net frameworks.

    VB.NET is so easy, my grandma can use it.

    VB is best for ME because it's what I know the best.

    It's whatever you know the best, When it comes down to it, as long as your not programming in assembly, then you'll be able to accomplish the same things, in the same amount of time. It's just the learning curve, and spending the time to get the experience to make something worthwhile.
     
  5. Mark_Rain

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    I?m inclined to agree that Visual Basic .NET and PHP are the best coding language for marketing applications.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Markus
     
  6. sipser

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    I use shell/php/python for automating things

    I come from a Java background and know some .NET stuff. Java is way too bulky for most things. It's good for larger systems but it's a pain the ass to set up the project framework since everything has to be very nice and object oriented. I find Python to be a great alternative.

    I did some .NET projects but it's hard to get them running on multiple servers and talk to each other... it's ok for consumer stuff but if you start thinking direct connections and many ips as opposed to 1ip and many proxies, linux becomes a much more interesting option.
     
  7. Rick4691

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    I have to agree that shell is way up there. I've actually written a couple of scrapers in Kornshell that work quite well. Nothing like using sed to parse things out. :)

    Second up for me would be Perl.

    I'm expert at Java, but would only reserve it for a heavy-duty app that required maintainabilty and scalability. How often does that happen?
     
  8. ven0m

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    wow this post was really helpful for me to chose a language.
     
  9. Nemizr

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    Seems like C++ and C# is the most.. customizable? While Java is the best and easiest for Android.
    I believe if you're comfortable in the language of your choice you can code pretty much.