February 28th, 2003, 01:38 PM
February 28th, 2003, 02:13 PM
If you can program BASIC effectively than you are on your way to learning a higher level programming language. Gotta take the plunge eventually. My reccomendations if you are interested in making business apps ---> C/C++ if you want to make web apps ---> Java. Otherwise take you pick
February 28th, 2003, 04:29 PM
How about Visual Basic? or VB.NET?
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February 28th, 2003, 08:27 PM
I just learned visual basic a while ago. I think its pretty good, from what I know of C/C++ They really arent alike execpt some of the declaration statements and such. I dont really know much basic but I would go into VB for awhile then on into C++, but thats just me. You could take a quick look through each language and see whichs ones the right one for you.
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March 1st, 2003, 01:45 AM
There was a version of BASIC called QuickBasic that would compile your progs
into EXEs (BASIC progs usually run as scripts), but that was for msdos.
Basic evolved in to VisualBasic, and that's where it stands today,
unless you only want to program for DOS.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
March 1st, 2003, 01:59 AM
Visual Basic is an excellent language and here is a good site to visit if you have questions.
March 1st, 2003, 02:56 AM
I also have a very nice and comprehensive tutorial if you would like it PM me or e-mail me
March 1st, 2003, 03:02 AM
I guess all I have to say about this is:
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC : as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. [E.W. Dijkstra]
Costa Rica Institute of Technology
March 1st, 2003, 04:28 AM
That quote is from a tounge-in-cheek lecture he gave in 1975(!). Here is the complete text.
March 1st, 2003, 04:41 AM
Thanks for that link, StreetRunner, that is an excellent lecture!
In addition to the quote mentioned by tuco80, I thought these two were great:
Both are true. I'll even admit that pure math is my favorite branch of mathematics.
Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
Projects promoting programming in "natural language" are intrinsically doomed to fail.
I would definitely recommend for everyone to read Dijkstra's lecture -- it's short!