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Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by AndyR, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. AndyR

    AndyR New Member

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    I have very basic knowledge of VB but is that the best language to start off on or is C, C++ a better idea??

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    I started on VB many years ago, VB 6.0 if I rememeber correctly. Then onto C++ after that.

    VB is a good place to start.
     
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  3. AndyR

    AndyR New Member

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    Theres 10 years between publications for books on VB6 and VB2008. What is the difference between versions of VB and am I better with the newest version?
     
  4. wagnerk
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    I also started with VB (however version 2, then 3, missed 4 but jumped to 5 & 6), tried Pascal (didn't get on with that), then moved to C/C++, JAVA, Eiffel and then Prolog. I would definately say that VB is a very good place to start :)

    When I was at Uni, I tried to program in VB .Net (the first version) after having experience in VB 5 & 6 (just to show I had my C&G's in Programming with VB & my NVQ in Software Creation, using VB 5) and I found it hard.

    Are you actually trying to learn to program or are you actually going to learn that language for work?

    -ken
     
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  5. LukeP

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    I would suggest starting with C# as it's a great language and .NET framework is decent too
     
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  6. AndyR

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    Looking to learn to program. Not going to jump straight into a language but, will learn some of the ins and outs of programming itself 1st i think.
     

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