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    What language would you suggest....

    ...learning after you've learned C++ (even though I don't reallly know C++ yet, but for the future)
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    I would go onto WinAPI - ive learned a little but went back to C++
    dont for your own sanity learn java!

    or try a little web scripting with php - this is very very powerful and bears many similarities to C/C++

    (find more at www.php.net)
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    That is what I'm going to do now.
    I'm going to learn php or pearl. I'm going to leave the c/c++, api language for a while. But not this board .
    When my exams are over I'm going to buy a book. Any suggestions?

    As Iain said when you want something different then C/C++, go with win32 api. It is very fun to learn and you can do som cool stuff with it.
    SVG is the future

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    maes - assuming you have a php enabled web server php is great. If you dont have an actual server stick apache on your home machine and install php.

    you can get the full php manual from www.php.net
    its very powerful

    anyway - im in the uni lab and security are throwing us out because they want to lock up.

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    I was looking at the www.php.net right now. Was trying to get a little hello program to work, but didn't work.
    Now I know why, I need an apache server (thx for the tip).
    I'll install one in a few days (after the exams) and then I'm ready to kick some php a$$.
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    lol, ian why is Java so bad, you seem to hate it a lot. I was thinking maybe learning python, 'cause I think it's pretty short and easy or would I be wasting my time. There's so many languages I want to learn that I don't even know where to start.
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    Try PERL. I think you'll like how simple it is. You can also use the TK module and do some GUI programming very quickly.

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    Either learn Latin or some African language so you could talk to people and confuse the hell out of them.

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    Originally posted by elchulo2002
    lol, ian why is Java so bad, you seem to hate it a lot. I was thinking maybe learning python, 'cause I think it's pretty short and easy or would I be wasting my time. There's so many languages I want to learn that I don't even know where to start.
    python's rad...it's as powerful as Perl and way more compact, and it's a true object oriented language. if you're into that sort of thing. You're going to amazed at how simple things are with a well designed language...It's worth your time.
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    Remember Maes - you need to installl PHP 4 support for your webserver aswell not just the webserver alone

    Im going to regret what i say next for the rest of my life - but if you are running a windows machine install a MS web server - the reason for this being PHP doesnt support auto-configure for apache just yet - if you have a nix alias then go with apache.
    and youll need the php for it aswell

    one last tip remember file path slashes are different on windows and unix machines - if you dont remember this you will have hours of debugging faulty code and failed code - i remember doing something similar

    I hate Java - because i have been doing C++ for a few years now and at uni we are learning java ( a bizarre university standard castoff of the language at that!) and its just so sluggish, overcomplex and horrible syntax to to very simple things. THe entire OOP is whats to blame - everything has to be class and object based and it is a pain - i want oop support not oop compulsary in a language.

    there we go,

    so enjoy php! If you want to see what it is capable of go to www.case.iainpb.com
    this was written by a friend of mine in php and it uses mysql
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