ques on what to focus on?

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    ques on what to focus on?

    ive been looking a t C++ and vb im just wondering which whould be better to focus on(take classes) I want to be able to script games and make applications. Which is going to be more powerfull. I know this is newbie ques but im just wondering.

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    C++ is more powerful, but VB is considerably easier. I would recommend learning both, but if you've had no previous programming experience then VB would be a better way to ease into it. C++ kind of hits you hard from the start and only gets worse until you've gotten used to the complexity.

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    Just to make things complicated you also have Java and C# that both are pretty good(Putting on my asbestos suite) I would start with C++ . If you survive that you have a great base to build on.

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    Thanks

    i think visual basic will be good start

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    another ques

    is there a difference between visual C++ and C++. And also what is C# used for.

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    >If you survive that you have a great base to build on.
    That's as good a description of learning C or C++ first as I've ever heard. If you want to be technical, I learned COBOL first...but I consider C as my first language because that was the first one I really got into and learned more than just the hello world program. So as a survivor, I recommend something easy to learn the basics of programming

    >is there a difference between visual C++ and C++. And also what is C# used for.
    Visual C++ is a compiler for Microsoft, C++ is a programming language. C# is a new language on the scene that brings nothing new to the table except frighteningly easy to write Windows applications. I like it for GUIs and such, but for hardcore processing it hasn't measured up to C yet, at least not the the point where I'd choose C# over C in most cases.

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