c# vs f#

Hi All,

I am working as a junior soft. engineer ,Right now i am working with c# and still learning ,but i do have the chance to work purely in F# and i would like to make that transition because i think it pays more and has better career opportunities, could you advice me on this decision pls ? what are all the pros and cons from career perspective?
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Alexandre SimõesManager / Technology SpecialistCommented:
I never actually put any F# based application in production but it really depends on the field you want to specialize in (if any).

F# is getting some traction but it's still way behind the C# lines of code already written around the world.
So the chances to find a project in C# vs F# are hands down higher for C#.

In terms of pure language usage comparison you can have a look at TIOBE Index.

Now here's a word of advise from a 38 year old developer:
Do not specialize in any language, be as flexible as possible

Here we're only speaking about the MS ecosystem but there are a lot of very nice projects in the JAVA world... depending on where you are, probably a lot more than in .Net.
If you like the thrill of new things every day, jump into the front-end development wagon, but the real one, no server-side controls :)... Have a look at all the javascript MVC frameworks and all the new shiny toys coming down the road with ES6... even ES7!!! :)
Like JavaScript too much and want to have it on the server? No problem, Google V8 got you covered with NodeJs or io.js.

Ah, and don't forget databases! SQL Server? PostGres? (Oracle is a bit more business specific) but what about NoSQL? ElasticSearch?

Mix Microsoft servers with Linux... don't be a fan boy (don't blindly follow a specific vendor).

Need more buzz words? Search for DevOps and you'll have a glance on how all these pieces should fit together and how a team culture should be built.

So see what I did here?
Who on earth cares about deciding between C# and F#? Pick both! And on the way pick all the the other ones that I mentioned and the ones I forgot :)
In my opinion, that's how you build a career nowadays.


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nicedoneAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the great advice... Cheers
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