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I am thinkiing of learning a programming language, i tried C++ for awhile but it was hard and kinda boring, i was looking into Java since in high school I have the option to take a java course so i figured i would start learning it now, but what other languages would there be for me to learn
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start with visual basic >< best first language to learn
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doesnt like VB have some basic characteristics of other languages?? Is tht why i should learn it first??
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I actually learned Java first and before C++ (which I am still learning).
If you can handle Java, you can handle C++, depending which type of Java. With Java, it gets easier and lazier, since every new update they make some codes easier, and depending on your instructor, he or she might force you to recognize the old Java scripts, or ignore that fact that it ever existed, as the latest Java has a lot of simple methods that overtake actual knowledge of coding.

All programming will be hard and boring as you program it. The idea in program is ideally the same, so if you cannot handle C++, you probably should not do Java. To me, I think C++ is harder, but I guess it is because I am use to Java; they are similar nonetheless.

If you want to make actual executable programs, learn Visual Basics. With Java, I am still having trouble creating JAR files. Annoying crap.

http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/NET/vbNet.html

Check this site out.

Edit:
All of the computer language share the same type of methods like for loops, if statements, and etcetera; the thing that differs with them is how you call them.
    
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Should learn java, c#, c++, c, javascript at once since they're so similar.
Should also learn vb if you want to successful at at job.
There are obscure languages such as tool, delphi, pascal, fortran, colbal, and so on. All of which will come easy if you learn the other languages mentioned. Eventually, using any language will be a matter of looking up language structures and types.
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well thats 2 VB suggestions so VB sounds pretty good
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well thats 2 VB suggestions so VB sounds pretty good
It's all the same. Although it's very verbose, should learn it.
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Take your time. Javascript and C++ are very close, as they keep switching it in my school. They offer one, one year, and another the year after.

VB then JS and/or C++ at the same time.
    
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I'm taking java in highschool (AP Computer Science A) and it is boring lol.

It's not that hard. It's pretty easy I suppose. But it seems pointless to me.
Now I'm not that knowledgeable with languages, but it seems to me my time would be better spent learning some other more useful language.

That and my teacher doesn't teach hah...
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Well from a business perspective, java is the number one used enterprise platform, and yea it is a bit of a lego language. Has to be though I guess, with all the script kiddies out there.
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