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moemen ahmed
06-28-2002, 06:01 PM
Im trying to improve my abilities in programming(im familar with VB) dont know what should i learn (c c++ , or maybe .net is the right choice) and what about stuff like openGL and WinAPI ....DirectX........and and and .........
experienced people please advice me ...........what should i learn!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2002, 09:56 PM
What are some of the things you wish to accomplish with programming? That will help people guide you into appropriate languages / API's.

moemen ahmed
06-29-2002, 08:37 AM
thank you for your response...
I would like to be able to develope internet programs which deals with commerce and business ....???

06-29-2002, 08:44 AM
winAPI will let you use windows and buttons in your program. That seems like the choice for you. Also, after you learn that, you can learn MFC which is kinda like a shortcut to writing all of the long tedious code that is involved with winAPI.

As silentstrike will probably point out, you can even use a platform independent api that will work on linux, unix, ect. A popular one of these is wxwindows.

06-29-2002, 09:21 AM
>>I would like to be able to develope internet programs which deals with commerce and business ....???<<

Learn Java and J2EE...maybe a .NET language down the road, but i don't really know anyone that's really doing anything exciting with it yet. although the potential is there...

06-29-2002, 11:33 PM
For that purpose I would recommend Delphi, although being familiar with VB you may just stick with that instead of going to Delphi. If your planning on going with C++ then I'd go with the WinAPI and MFC, as most others would be pointless for just commerce and buisness apps.

06-30-2002, 12:38 AM
Learn something which easily suppliments VB .... best 2 do -> ASP
and upgrade yourself to VB.net

Keep on practicing with VB.NET and ASP...develop projects and stuff

Focus on QUALITY not on QUANTITY...

There is a local course where I live, called DIT (Diploma Information Technology)...their course comprises of everything....Windows, MS-Office, Internet, Networking Essentials, ASP, web designing, Oracle, C/C++, VB, Java...in a single year...Such a thing is not possible. It is not possible to learn so much stuff in one YEAR. It takes quite sometime to become good at even a single environment... I have met many DIT students myself...They don't actually know anything... The institutes just make them memorize the commands/funcs for each environment and give them newbie level experience.... NOT OF ANY USE

Don't be such a fool....Stick to a single environment. You know VB - fine...stick to it...do it good...or maybe learn just one more system...ASP -- good for you.

OpenGL and DirectX = are used for = complex Graphics programming == not of any use for you

moemen ahmed
06-30-2002, 11:11 AM
Thanks for your response people , im sure your advices will be so usefull for me :)

07-01-2002, 07:35 AM
Ah! You seem to be living in Alexandria. The city of the intellectuals during the antiques, with the great library, not to forget about Heron either........must be great there.

Btw, you must be descendant of one of those, then you can learn everything, now take this as a compliment:D