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By tom.kelley ·
I am a Site Support Engineer & I am interested in changing gears to become an
Object Oriented Programmer. I plan on learning C++, J++ & Visual Basic.I was wondering if anyone had some advice as to the order in which I should learn the above languages, to help me make a more natural transition from one language to another.

Thank you,
Tom

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by vramji In reply to Where should I start?

You learn the languages following order

1. VB
2. C
3. C++
4. J++

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by MedievalDude In reply to Where should I start?

Personally, I started out with C++, and it was a bear to learn. I spent a good four years with it at the college level, and there was still a lot that I didn't know about it. It's probably the most complex and awesome of the languages you mentioned above. I moved into Java after only a couple of years after I started with C++, and it was extremely easy to make that transition. I would not suggest going the other way, though, due to the differences. As for Visual Basic, I picked that up andran with it because for one thing, the code was very intuitive (it's Basic!), and secondly, all class structures remind me very much of C++, so I can relate to that as well. I don't do much VB programming, but I plan to get into it much more in thecoming months. I don't know how you are with things, but in my opinion, the languages in order from most difficult to easiest to learn and understand are C++, J++ (assuming it's very much like Java), Visual Basic. When I think Object Oriented, C++is always the first language that comes to mind. It's still my favorite even though I'm not currently using it. Transitions from that language are not bad, but trying to transition to that from a VB or Java background can be quite confusing... C stands for Confusing :-)
Post more questions if you have them, and I'll do my best to answer them.

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by CrshNBrn In reply to Where should I start?

Depends on what you want to know.

If you really want to program and understand programmers, learn C or C++ (I would suggest C++). Most programming examples are written in C or C++ and it is kind of the universal programming language. But it is very hard to learn and comprehend and become very good at.

If you want to be on the cusp of technology and learn the newest language learn Java (J++). It is loosely based on C++ and there will be alot of use of it in the corporate world soon. It also pays big bucks.

If you want to build windows programs quickly then learn VB.

There are many other languages out there that are used for specialty programming (Perl -- text processing, Tcl -- Scripting within other languages, JavaScript -- HTML scripting).

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