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    Arrow I need everyones opinion.

    I was wondering what is the best age to start to learn programing?
    I wanted everyones opinion. And also should you go straight to C, C++
    programing or start from Visual basic and work your way up.

    I want everyones opinion.
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    the earlier the better and go right for the meat. skip vb it will only serve to confuse and can make one lazy.
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    Kiler,

    Personally, I don't think there's a certain age, merely once you find yourself comfortable and able to understand. Having an interest in learning also helps quite a bit. I, myself, would start at Visual Basic and work my way up, as, I believe, it's best to have that as a foundation, sort of like building a house.
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    well i dont think there is a ahe issue here....im 25 yrs old and im just starting to learn python.....so my opinion there isnt a certain age group..
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    Of course age, parse, is not the issue, but because he asked "what is the best age " then age does become an issue. Like Tedob1 indicated, the younger the better. Now, obviously it is never too late to begin.....but kilerboots, I recommend starting now. True c++ is more difficult than VB but it is definitely not THAT hard, especially if you start.....*now*.

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    Blankman71 said: ""I, myself, would start at Visual Basic and work my way up, as, I believe, it's best to have that as a foundation, sort of like building a house.""

    I once thought the same way....

    Trust me its bad to startout on... I started out with VB and now im haveing to correct old habbits because of VB's over the top user friendlyness and santax. Now its about a year or 2 later & I've been playing with C++ lately I've found that alot of languages especially OOP languages are highly similair to C|C++. Its much more powerfull then VB to... it can run under *nix. Don't get me wrong VB is great and easy but the main reasons why I don't really like it now is because its to addictive and VB needs to many .ocx files when your playing with alot of the componets in VB.

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    |The|Specialist Said:

    "I once thought the same way....

    Trust me its bad to startout on... I started out with VB and now im haveing to correct old habbits cause by VB's over the top user friendlyness and santax. Now its about a year or 2 later & I've been playing with C++ lately I've found that alot of languages especially OOP languages are highly similair to C|C++. Its much more powerfull then VB to... not only that but it can run under *nix. Don't get me wrong VB is great and easy but the main reasons why I don't really like it now is because its to addictive and VB needs to many .ocx files when your playing with alot of the componets in VB."

    Hehe, well, this is why I chose networking as a major, Specialist. Never was much of a programmer.
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    Well to me there is no "target age" to start programming. If you can understand what you are doing then by all means do it. As for what to learn first, well learn what language you want to use most. I personally started with perl, then went to C and now learning C++..........yeah I am a late bloomer.

    No matter what language you pick have fun. If you aren't doing it for a living, you are doing it for entertainment, and why piss yourself off to be entertained?

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    These "best programming language" arguments happend just about every week.
    To the point...
    The university I am going to uses Java as the intro programming language. It is a fully featured object-oriented language and it avoids the complications of memory management found in C++ (since everything is a reference (pointer), and it has garbage collection to free up memory). There are a wide variety of other pluses and minuses to Java.
    Take a look at these links:
    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...threadid=16999
    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=127605
    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=232806

    Hopefully this can get you started.
    There are a lot more threads available to read on these topics.
    Good luck!
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    i started learning with good old pascal, moved onto VB, then from there learnt C, then C++, now i'm learning Visual C++, and they are ALL very similarin style. Start of with an easy language to "wean" yurself onto them so you get used to the style of writing, from there you can do anything you ever wanted to !

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