Which Programming Language For A Newbie

 
#1

As I near the completion of my little B9 I am contemplating programming. While the EZ-B is very robust for non-programmers, there is so much more I can do with code. My problem is I don't know any code. So as a total beginner, which should I use? VB, C#, C++ I just don't know which would be easiest for my old brain to wrap to itself around. Any suggestions out there? Whichever seems the best I will get a "Dummies" book to start learning.

Thanks,

#2

I really think either one could lean easily towards learning each one of the languages. I do c# mainly and there is enough examples on the net that can help with various methods you may wish to implement, for any one of those languages.

#3

I'm in the same boat Bret.

I'm going to see if I can learn C#, or C++.

Heading to Chapters tonight for a dum dum book.

Maybe we can start a thread with examples as we muddle our way through?

I'd like to take my multiple EZ-scripts and convert them into 1 big script.

#4

C# seems to be a favorite along with Java and Python.

#5

@brett pick up a book on c+ is like a building block that other languages follow from what nerdier friends tell me.

#6

C# is my absolute favorite language. I'm a low level c/c++/assemble coder by nature. I've always loved diving into system calls to increase speed and decrease memory usage. However, c# has amazed me with its performance. Take a look at comparison charts. C# has better performance than c++ mfc apps in some instances.

#7

Ah ok so you recommend the first language to be c# because it is more reliable/ higher performance. I don't know code at all but once I get into it I imagine I would learn quick. Smile

#8

At the risk of showing my age... It's been eons since I worked with Fortran and assembly. I am now learning a new language... For me it's C#. Unlike DJ, I always hated coding. My Dad, a Mainframe programmer was always trying to get me to change to the "dark side" of computer networks, so when my wife gave me a C# manual for Christmas he was rolling on the floor laughing!

#9

Really most coding is really nice to work with now a days. Assembly, C, Verilog, VHDL, C# and Labview all are the main ones I have worked with. I have gandard at Python but have yet to dive in. I have also helped a friend understand some routines in java. However I don't really build my code in nice general structure, just quick and in a working manner.

How about we migrate back to DOS Smile

#10

I picked up Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24hrs.

I'll check around for a C# book next trip to chapters.