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    what next?

    whats the next computer language i should learn?

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    Which do you know already?
    What do you want to do?
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    i dont know what to get because nobody recomends the same book!
    You're going to have the same problem here, and you need to learn to ask better questions. Every one's going to give you a different recommendation, and you don't give us any information at all to narrow down your search. Do you want to do Rapid Application Development? Network programming? Game programming?

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    C++.

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    Already finished with c++ ??

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    lol, i wish...
    i dont allready know C++ but i just want to know so mabe i can research one other on the side,know what direction im headed.and i want to go into Game programming.

    and how long will it take me to learn all the languages i need to learn to get a job? im only 14 so i have alot of time
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    What kind of game programming?

    You'll be lucky to get a job without some sort of certification. It's happened, but don't count on it. Java certification is an easy one to get. You just learn the basic, memorize a book of specs and then pay some money to take the test. But Java (IMO) is losing popularity.

    Just keep learning C++. The more you learn about the subject, the more your plans will change, but C++ is a very versatile language.

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    Well, JAVA and C++ will most likely be your main objectives if your wanting a programming job.

    But this can vary. For instance a local school here has a buisness course where you learn COBOL as a primary language and then you also have a secondary language such as JAVA or C++.

    So what I would do if I were you is think about where you'll be going to school and see what courses they have and what languages they teach.

    But I would imagine that C++ and JAVA will be the thing to learn right now.

    And it certainly wouldnt hurt to know a whole crapload of languages just for the heck of it would it

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    But Java (IMO) is losing popularity.
    Lets hope so

    And knowing one language very well, is better than barely knowing two languages!
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    What is C++?

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    ok thx

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    As far as getting a job goes, get C# and Java certificates, and a .NET certificate if there is one. As for programming games, learn C or C++ and Java, and perhaps one of the assembly languages.

    >>i just want to know so mabe i can research one other on the side
    It would definitely be cool (and potentially very useful) to learn assembly on the side. I know I've always wanted to, though I never got around to it. Then you could understand the machine code that your C/C++ compiler produces!
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    Then you could understand the machine code that your C/C++ compiler produces!
    Ha ha. Writing machine code is one thing, I have found that understaing it is another.

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    >Ha ha. Writing machine code is one thing, I have found that understaing it is another.
    I'm getting flashbacks from when a newbie asked us to explain the parts of a program that he didn't understand because he wasn't paying attention when he "wrote" them.
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    Oh right... the technical bits he had used without noticing...

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    >>But Java (IMO) is losing popularity.<<

    how the hell do you figure?!

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    opps

    is java 2 black book good? cus i accedently just ordered it

    and is assembly like c++ in any way?
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