I am 17 years old, and I have been programming with Visual Basic 6 for over 3 years. I am currenty studying at college, and also working as a part-time VB developer in Tottenham, London. I am currently working with VB, ADO and Access Databases.
I want to move into the most technical area of programming i.e. C++.
I am looking to become a really technicall, powerful C++ programmer that is in demand. What are the latest technologies that are in demand. And how long will it approxiamely take to learn C++ inlcuding professional windows development. I strive to be a professional software developer on a BIG wage.
I really wanna get into C++.
What career paths are available to me?
What books are recommended?
What resources are recommened?
How long do I need to study C++ before I can say I am a professional programmer?
Will it be easy for me to get a C++ Programming job having good knowledge of C++ and taking my VB experience into account?
Any advice, and positive comments would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.