Which programming should I pick up?


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I was looking for a program which does a conversion for certain usage but couldn't find it on the web. So I have decided to code it in pascal myself. Haven't programmed for last 14 yrs but was surprised to manage to get the coding work. Now interested to get back into programming but now like to start something new in windows enviroment instead. Which one should I pick up first? Any advise? thanks.. :D
 

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windows? hmmm..

if u wanna fast development, try Visual Basic .... or Visual C++.

Struts and Java also cool
 

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I would suggest C programming first. Then you can slowly go into C++ (object-oriented). After that you can practically dive into Java or easily pick up any other language, that is if you got your foundations right.
 

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I would suggest C programming first. Then you can slowly go into C++ (object-oriented). After that you can practically dive into Java or easily pick up any other language, that is if you got your foundations right.
since he knew Pascal, he may not need to go into C first. :think:
 

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If you're coding for personal use (not intending to make a career of it) and mostly application stuff, i would suggest Visual Basic. It is a very easy to pick up and development is fast, as compared to anything in the C family. C would be a better choice for lower level stuff - drivers, system calls, micro-memory management, etc. C execution speed is generally much faster, but debugging and maintenance is a PITA.
 

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If you're coding for personal use (not intending to make a career of it) and mostly application stuff, i would suggest Visual Basic. It is a very easy to pick up and development is fast, as compared to anything in the C family. C would be a better choice for lower level stuff - drivers, system calls, micro-memory management, etc. C execution speed is generally much faster, but debugging and maintenance is a PITA.
Agreed!

the last time i used VB is version 3.0 running in win 3.1 when i was in poly :cool:

now in company, been using web language like PHP , ASP, JSP
 

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erm what conversions you want to make i suggest using
C++ lah very easy

you can get the free express version over at the main webpage
 

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you can try Java or C# easier to learn than C++ and C
For a simple conversion program anything will do
I can do for you haha
 

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They're all easy. The only problem is which one has enough libraries/framework for you to do the work without trying to come up with the entire algorithm. Try java. Easy as half boiled eggs.
 

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If you're coding for personal use (not intending to make a career of it) and mostly application stuff, i would suggest Visual Basic. It is a very easy to pick up and development is fast, as compared to anything in the C family. C would be a better choice for lower level stuff - drivers, system calls, micro-memory management, etc. C execution speed is generally much faster, but debugging and maintenance is a PITA.
:s I cannot understand basic any bit at all.. can it be that I'm thinkig too complex while it's too basic for me? :s :s
 

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VB or C is good as a starter. Java is for the net. You can download programs such as Eclipse or Weblogic to program in Java. They have free tutorials in it.

Many photographers here are from the IT line. For example Irwan is very good at Hibernate and database systems.
 

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go microsoft and download the programming tools...its FOC...
 

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The answer is obvious, since you've done it in Pascal, the next step is to develop in Delphi! Delphi is Object Pascal.

Try downloading Turbo Delphi from http://www.turboexplorer.com/ its free!
Agree on this.

Code compatibility is very good in Delphi. For example, some Delphi 1 projects are known to work in the latest version of Delphi via a recompile. Try that in Visual Basic. :devil:

I find it quite funny (no pun intended) that some of you suggests EJB, Struts, Hibernate..... they aren't programming languages in the first place. :)

:Later,
 

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I was looking for a program which does a conversion for certain usage but couldn't find it on the web. So I have decided to code it in pascal myself. Haven't programmed for last 14 yrs but was surprised to manage to get the coding work. Now interested to get back into programming but now like to start something new in windows enviroment instead. Which one should I pick up first? Any advise? thanks.. :D
It will depend what is your intended target. Various language have their own pros and cons.

If it is just for personal usage and it is a very simple application in windows environment and for RAD, you may want to try either VB / C# / java. All should be an relative easy migration for you from Pascal.

Enjoy :)
 

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