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What Programming Language Is Best for a Newbie?

Hi all,

I'm interested in learning code, but am not sure which language to start with. (C, C+, C++, Pascal, Delphi, Etc.)

Which type of programming language is best for someone who is completely new and unexperienced? (I also don't want to learn something that will become obsolete in a year from now.)

Thanks a lot, you guys are totally awesome.

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What do you want to create?

What do you want to create?

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That's the problem

I don't know anything about any of the programming languages.

I was hoping to make a tabbed text editor at some point, (but that may change.)

I'm open to suggestions, though.
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It all depends on what you

It all depends on what you want to make and where you want your program(s) to be flexible.
For example, Java is cross-platform with no work, but it will be a bit slower because it needs to be interpreted.
Assembly can be hard to learn, but it is more efficient and is easily ported from one OS to another because there is little, if any, interpretation of anything. Almost everything is defined by the programmer.

Every language has a purpose. Each language is designed with strengths in certain areas at the expense of strength in other areas. Some are designed for very specific uses; others are more general.

You can't have a program in mind, and then use whatever language to make it.

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Use search, this was

Use search, this was discussed here before.

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Oh

Oh, sorry.

I should have thought of that.
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Try visual basic.

With Visual Basic .Net from microsoft you get a free E-Book to learn VB from.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/
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Thanks

I think I'll try VB

Wish me luck. Wink
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I

would second that recommendation, its the language that I started with, and I'm not doing too bad, but it will be a major change if you ever move to a C/C++ type language.

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