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Which language is easier

Postby felony » Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:27 pm

is C++ or Visual Basic easier to learn. Because i have like 30 discs and two huge books on both of these languages.

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Postby Davek804 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:42 pm

should be in programming, but learn C++ first Visual Basic is MSFT, and costs money - just get a free C++ compiler and learn that
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Postby Oylpann » Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:47 pm

I've heard that VB is easier to learn and helps with learning C programming but I've never tried either myself.
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Postby joemc911 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:43 pm

I have a teach yourself programming course I picked up and it begins with basic as an intro to programming, so I would guess basic and visual basic is the easiest to start with. I haven't gotten very far in the course, though. It was only a few bucks for what I picked up. You might want to grab something like it to decide what direction you want to go in programming. Many of the C variations have teach yourself courses you can get and they boast you don't need any previous experience though they often also say it does help.
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Postby Copper » Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:00 pm

Oylpann wrote:I've heard that VB is easier to learn and helps with learning C programming but I've never tried either myself.

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Postby Ghen » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:25 pm

Depends on how expensive the DIY textbooks are :P VB is easier to learn though.
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Postby thomas_w_bowman » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:25 am

It's called Basic for a reason... It is easier to learn - but a potential pig to run (way too much overhead for game construction, but well suited to many 'business' needs).

C++ is much more efficient, either way - pay close attention to data types and re-usable code for best results.
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Postby olly » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:34 am

I would find C++ easier as I started learning C then Java then C# and they all seem to be from the same family. My job involves VB6 and VB.NET now and I found it quite hard to switch from the world of curly braces.

But I would say that neither is harder or easier than the other. VB appears easier from the start but can get quite complex IMO. Its worth noting that when you start getting into VB deeper you start using C++ functions.

I would say generally C++ is more useful though. If you have no reason to learn one over the other I would suggest starting with C++

VB will probably be more fun to start with though. And you'll get faster results .
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Postby Roach412 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:11 pm

i started my college courses with 2 semesters of C++ and then went to VB, ASP.NET (using VB.NET), Java and now C#.

C++ isn't a bad starter language, but i found C++ to be easier after i did some VB... :?

i'd agree that VB will be more fun and get you going faster than C++...but i would recommend doing C++ at some point, because it's so universal (to a point).

bottom-line...i'd say go for VB, even if it does cost money. :( the drag-and-drop approach is helpful, and the .NET debugger is actually kind of helpful! 8O degbugging is one of the most difficult items to tackle in C++ IMHO. working through some guided debugging can make it a lot easier to migrate back to a non-guided debug.

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Postby JitWad » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:31 pm

VB is easier, but C++ is a better programming base to start with.

If you start with C++ (instead of VB) everything else down the road will seem a little easier.
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