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    Im new to programming...

    is C++ really where i want to start off or is there an easier language to start off on?

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    No langauge is easy, it depends how quickly you pick it up and get a firm grasp on the basic concepts.

    BASIC is what it says. It is basic. The syntax and logic are easy to understand and it is a powerful language. C++ is an object orintated langage ( classes ) which is used to create games as well as business applications. If you are starting out, then give C++ a go. Get a good beginners book, check the book recomendations for this, or try the tutorials on this site to get started.

    If you have any problems/questions then post them here. Good luck!
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    C++ isn't the easiest language to learn how to program with, but of course it's one of the favourites of everyone who frequents this board.

    A language like Python might be easier if you've never programmed before. You could always try C++ and see how you like it.

    There are other things to consider in a language besides ease of use, though that's probably your primary concern at the moment. For example, C++ will likely execute faster than Python, and C is more portable than AppleScript. If you're curious about the pros and cons of C++, try doing a search on this board or Google or Wikipedia.
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    You're new to C++. It depends on your learning style. If you really want to learn C++, pick up some beginner books, and read tutorials, and read another's source code. If you want an easier language, I suggest you learn Visual Basic. You can learn that very very fast. And it's easier to do harder things.
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    Ok I would like some information on how to get started on writting a workable source code. I been out of touch with this meaning I was in Iraq. so if someone has a workable basic source code let me know.

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    the tutorials on this site demonstrate perfectly well how to get workable source code.
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