July 11th, 2002, 02:29 AM
Myself, I started with Qbasic, then html, python and finaly C and now C++ and assembly. Qbasic can be used to make games, but the games would be DOS, meaning they would not have the GUI that gamers are used to. I do not know of any win32 apps being made with qbasic, Though I do strongly sugest you start with qbasic, as it is prity simple to learn. However you said you took a look at some C and thought it was way to advanced, I thought the same thing the first time I looked at it, I figured there is no way I could ever learn this, but the truth is it realy is not that complicated to learn, if you have a good C programing book. I myself dont sugest learning C from tutorials though that is how i started, instead I recomend a good book like teach yourself C in 21 days, published by Sams, or if you can find something on C published by o'rielly. Those are damn good books in my opinion, and they asume you have no programing experince. When you look at a language that you dont speak, it looks complicated, If i look at a book writen in chinese, i think, man! I cant understand this, but if I started learning chinese from the very begining, I could very well learn it. The question is how much time have you got to spend?
In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom
which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil. But must I know what must not come, for I shale become those of knowledgedome. Peace~