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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

hello fellow programmers!

i used to program with visual foxpro for 5 years. i stopped around 2007. now i want to learn a new language but im confused which one to take, visual basic or java. i tried to code HTML but it wasn't for me.

3 projects on my mind to make.
1st, is to remake all the programs i made in vfoxpro, which is mostly database, into the new language.
2nd one is to make a simple game for my kid, kind of like this one http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ExQY88siPUM, just like the dragging clothes part.
3rd one is online ordering system, just a simple one.

now can anyone help me decide which of the 2 language should i learn?

thank you in advance.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

If you go the VB.NET route you can indeed interact with databases, make desktop application/games, and then use it in ASP.NEt to make a website..
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

thanks for reply!

i found out that the visual basic 2012 is the latest version of vb.net, http://en.wikipedia....ual_Basic_.NET.

now, is it better to use the visual basic in visual studio 2008 or should i dive in the latest version, 2012?

thanks!
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

Well.. yes and no. See VB.NET is really based on the *FRAMEWORK*. The version of Visual Studios isn't really a factor. You can install either, get the latest framework version (4.5), install it, and make projects against it.

https://www.microsoft.com/net

Though if I were you I would just get the latest tools and go with it.. so VS2012.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

thank you! will borrow an installer to try it out.

i did some research, Java for android is the next thing for Java programming, is that hard to learn?
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Hard is a relative term. Is there a learning curve? Yup.. is it going to be bad for you? No idea.

Hard is a relative term. Is there a learning curve? Yup.. is it going to be bad for you? No idea.
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