Blogger Keith Robison has been shopping about for a new programming language. Choosing between Python and C#, he is going with C#. The language itself is strong and consistent, the .NET libraries cover a lot, and, Visual Studio is a "very slick integrated development environment," he writes. There is, Robison adds, a downside from a bioinformatics point of view, he is "not going with the crowd."

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