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Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:18 PM

So I've tried various languages... Java, QBasic, C++, C#, and Python. I have read at least 20 guides (not exaggerating...) but they are all confusing or don't match up to the language. I am sick of not being able to do any thing - I just want to make [b]something that works and shows actual results[b].

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

Well.. pick up a book on a major language and go. Java, VB.NET, or C#.NET.
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 15 June 2012 - 07:22 PM, said:

Well.. pick up a book on a major language and go. Java, VB.NET, or C#.NET.


Thank you for the advice. I am currently installing visual c# express - hopefully it will not be buggy like visual c++ express was...
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:33 PM

Define buggy.
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:42 PM

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Define buggy.


Crashes when I try to debug it... I posted this (links to pastebin) on Microsoft's forum (just saw I have a reply) but I have not had much luck. I even tried Virtual box to see if I could get it to see if I could get it to work but I got the same results.
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:44 PM

"System.InvalidCastException" are typically in your code..
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

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"System.InvalidCastException" are typically in your code..


Sorry to be dense but I have no idea why any of the code means... just reading tutorials and getting a lot of errors back. C++ has been uninstalled a while ago and C# just finished its install. Do you think I am better off learning C# or C++?
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

Then you need to start off and get a book and work through it..


C# will get you an easy access to the GUI side.. but both are similar syntax.
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:56 PM

@modi123_1 Clearly I am going to have to tackle this in a different way then I have been (in other words find an actual book...). I probably will be back for more help (hopefully once I get more experienced).

However I have to say from a beginners perspective (more or less any way) with all the information already out it is very confusing. But I can't use that as an excuse not to learn. Any way thanks :)

-Eric (aka googleit1024)
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

Shocking.. new things are confusing! ;)

Good luck!
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 15 June 2012 - 07:59 PM, said:

Shocking.. new things are confusing! ;)

Good luck!


Since you mentioned getting a book twice - what do you recommend? at the moment I'm looking at C++ Primer (5th Edition) but I'm not to sure what to look for.
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Re: Selecting my first programming language...

Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

Plenty of topics on it..

http://www.dreaminco...gestion-needed/
http://www.dreaminco...ded-c%23-books/
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