learning C++ is boring
Programming is so hard because you have to learn the basic language before you can work with making proper applications.
I find learning the pure C++ language very boring, because there is no ability to create useful applications, just boring DOS text based programs.
Once you get into programming Windows or Linux (whatever you like more) applications, programming becomes about 80% more enjoyable, because you learn how to write REAL applications that can actually be useful.
Maybe this is why people learn Visual Basic. VB is a bit dodgy in my opinion, but at least it's up front programming where one can learn the Basic language and write Windows applications.
Oh well, I guess I am gonna be bored for a little while longer... :(
C++ is Boring ?
Well, C++ might be boring at first. But trust me, I need to work in VB at the moment and I am running into walls all the time, because VB is somewhat restricted.
Learn C++, write some small programms, I enjoyed learning C++, I was amazed at what was possible ;)
I think it's somehow sad, that today people immediately want to code big, kewl looking super stuff, with graphics, sounds, network support and whatever...
I remember being f**ki*g happy when I finally saw the "Hello World!" on the screen of my first computer :)
>>> "Hello World!" on the screen
Screen, SCREEN - you were lucky! I used to submit a pack of punched cards and if I was lucky, 3-4 days later received some lineprinter output, (which almost inevitably said something like "ERROR ON CARD 4638" no lower case in them days either).
*bows in front of adrian*
I'm unworthy...I'm unworthy...
...in danish computer rooms there was always kneedeep snow at that ancient times... and you had to walk uphill no matter where you wanted to go... :p
Learning for the sake of learning is always boring. Get something you really like and finish that. Do you know Moria or NetHack ? They use DOS/Console only. Not every useful program has to have a shiny graphical user-interface. The really useful stuff is hidden most of the time anyway.
One of the few games I ever really played much. We had it on our VAX machines. Let your imagination do the work.
Well, at first is may be boring, depending on what level you're moving at. I mean, everyone has to start somewhere. :p
I hope you're just bored and not discouraged though. After all, even though it may be work and at times, frustrating, it'll pay off big time. Trust me :D
Once you learn alot more of C++, then you can learn how to program for Windows applications and GUI, etc, and then you'll be glad that you learned C++ because you'll be able to program to much further boundries than with VB.
Besides, once you learn C++, you almost already know C# AND C. Basic isn't hard at all either once you know a more compex language like C++. :)