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    next laguage to learn

    just a quick question for all the programming masters -

    I'm learning Java in school, and I have a history or programming (little stuff, nothing big), and I want to do more this summer.

    My question is about which route I should take.

    a.) I'm going to be in comp sci again next year, so if I get very ahead in Java, next year will be crazy boring, so that would be limiting as to what I could learn.

    b.) I could do c++ or c# maybe ? I don't know. I'm just wondering if y'all had any opinions as to which route I should go, and then also any recomendations for reading materialon said topic.

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    i'd go with C++. go for a more general language with C#
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    i'd go with C++. go for a more general language with C#
    I agree totally with Hijinks21... C++ and C# would be really good choices. C# and the .NET Framework are really making some good progress, even on Linux via Mono, which will be released end of June.
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    C++ is a great language, and the syntax is very similar to Java, but you can get so much more done so much faster with VB.NET than with MFC or Win32 C++. I wish i could say that C++ would be a better route, but for much less time spent programming, you can get so much more done with VB.NET. If you want to do anything outside windows, or write games, go C++, but if you want to windows app. programming, go VB.NET

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    Don't forget C! If you have never learned C, it's a good idea to look into it a little bit. Even if you never write any, you will be able to read the tons of C source code out there and understand how things are implemented.

    Knowing C also becomes useful when you need to integrate some existing C into your app and have to drop into some #extern C
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    awesome, thanx

    stupid question : how is VB.NET related to VB ?

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    Good questions, I just got VB.NET and would like to try and make my own car media software front end. Im a programmer now (C, C++, etc...) but I've not done VB in forever, and not interfaced with other DLL, etc... Whats a decent way to get my feet wet here?
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    the .NET frameworks is much different than the old VB6 structure. Syntax is similar, but things are done differenly - more of an object oriented way (since now everything in VB.NET is an object).

    Not hard though, once you play with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brrman
    Not hard though, once you play with it.
    So lets say I want to create a front end to play mp3's to start.... Any tips.?
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