choosing a programming course

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visual basic or visual C++; i am interested in getting into programming, but am not sure which course to take? can someone give me a brief overview of both and opinion as to which is the better course to pursue? thanks.
 
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imo.... VB is much simpler... have you had a programming course before?? have you taken a C or C++ course before?
as far as an overview... depends where you take the course...
if you are just getting into programming... take the VB course. Hopefully, it will teach you the basics that you can use in any language... once you have the concepts down, it's all just syntax after that.

eventually, i would take both, just because both will benefit you. The VB course I took was fun, but easy compared to the C++ and JAVA courses I took...
 

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thanks for the info on programming courses. i haven't taken any programming in the past. i am ceritifed in pc repair and networking, but wanted something behind the scenes of software, if you will, and started looking towards programming courses. ray
 
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i recommend u try visual basic first, u dont even need a course for it, its that easy. i am a micrsoft certified software developer in v-studio 6 and i learnt the vb module using "sams teach urself vb in 21 days" ( around $ 30) and then from "going the extra megabyte: vb to the core" (around $ 70). both books come with scource code and the second one has vb academic edition also.


after vb, i suggest u take on c++ since thats the language that powers most commercial applications. or go the java way if u would like to develop platform-independent applications.
 
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