Thread: I need advice from some experienced programmers

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    Code Goddess Prelude's Avatar
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    >'advanced topics' such as 'arrays', 'functions', and other big words like that
    Oh my, not actual arrays!? How do they manage to get people interested with such devastatingly difficult topics? The teacher is probably incompetent too, but I won't assume anything because I COULD be wrong...though I doubt it.

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    left crog... back when? incognito's Avatar
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    Oh well so I guess I shouldn't throw away this book I got.When I ordered Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days from BN they had this offer that if you ordered two you would get free shipping and STYC++ in 21 was about $35 plus shipping and handling would come out to be close to $45 or $ I ordered Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 10 minutes[although I don't really know if it teaches the language itself...I am not sure, I don't know a lot about it......anyways it all looks like drag and drop kind of stuff] (yeah a bunch of crap.....well maybe if you already know some other languages....) so by me buying this one I would be basically getting a free book because I would end up paying about $45 or $50 plus free shipping and handling I guess there's no need to throw it away or give it someone else..........Thanks for the help guys.
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    >My question is do you think it's worth it to learn VB

    A language is a tool to create software, and depending on the kind of software you want to create, you should learn the language which fits best.

    But ofcourse it is never wrong to learn languages.

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    >at least VB can compile into an real exe

    Well... sort of. You need to create an installer to deliver a bunch of DLLs with your exe. Without those DLLs your program won't run. With VC, you can compile one exe that will run on every Windows PC.

    If you got a book on VB, great ! Read it. You will find it quite easy if you know how hard C/C++ is. I don't know of any case of knowledge hurting someone

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    As a VB programmer with C experience... I must say that VB is rather easy to learn... but with any language, as in C, there are things that still take time to learn...

    I still haven't mastered full database manipulation and things like winsock... but then again, I'm not the best at catching and passing signals in C either.. or those damn binary trees...

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