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    I would recommend c#.net as you already have VB experience you will find a lot of similarities between the two.

    I have experience on the following languages

    VB / ASP
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    J# .Net
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    and for someone planning to get into programming i would only recommend VB, C# or Delphi, unless you have the cash to pay for a decent course that will give you a decent grounding in other languages, although saying that the resources are out there on the interweb
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    okay, I'll look into C# then, thanks for the info. But I'd still like to get a few basic reasons why C# would be better for me than C++... since i don't really know much about C#
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
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    UI work in .NET (VB.NET and C#) is much easier to deal with and more powerful in the long run (since you spend less time dealing with the basics). I would download the new VisualStudio Express IDE's I linked in my first reply. Also, make use of MSDN. It has lots of information useful for both beginners and experienced developers.

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    Okay, cool. I downloaded the express IDE but the computers at work are running XP SP1 so I can't install it here. I'll have to play with it at home instead.
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
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    Go for C#, it's not that far from C++. And you don't have to wory about the boring part like memoty alocation and stuff, C# take care of that for you.

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    You really can't go wrong with something like FORTRAN. It's quite simple and its the language of the future . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by J187
    You really can't go wrong with something like FORTRAN. It's quite simple and its the language of the future . . .
    FORTAN is the language of the future? Oh crap, I thought assembly was. Time to forget all the assembly I know and switch to FORTRAN
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    I think that you should go with C++. You already know some and the only thing that you will have to get used to is .net. If you do learn something else in Visual Studio .net (VB or C#) there are many issues of not having enough control where you end up importing code from C++ or embedded Visual C++ (because it is unmanaged code so you have more control). Also another thing to consider is if you want to develop for a smart device (Handheld, cell phone, etc...), if you do then look at embedded Visual C++ (Free) because with the new .net 2005 you can port C++ from embedded into either VB or C# compact projects in .Net through a wizard which will make life easier than using PInvoke.

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    Delphi... although I am a bit bias

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    Java. its an easy jump from c++. Netbeans is free from sun and u get a bunch of lib and api's.

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