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    opinion question?

    ok well i have just started learning c++ (up the the loop statments) and i was wondering if should go on and go threw the rest of the book or start and do cobol because in about a year i will be going to college for a computer sceince degree which i will be learning C++ and Java and i think vb.net. well i'm kind of interested in colol and i think it would look good on a resume. so i was wondering if i should stop C++ for right now and start up cobol since i will be learning C++ in a about a year. i would try to do both but i dont have the time. tell me what you think would be better? thanks in advanced.
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    ahhh - see my reply on your other post. Don't learn cobol is my strong advice. Learn C++, Java, and VB.Net well before Cobol.

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    My dad made a living (and a small fortune) with COBOL all his life. There are literally zillions of lines of COBOL code out there still being used, however the jobs are all taken by old f@rts with a lot of experience with little young blood being injected into the system.

    C++ programmers, on the other hand, are a dime a dozen.

    I'd start with investing in a spelling dictionary, then going onto learning both if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deniz
    I'd start with investing in a spelling dictionary, then going onto learning both if possible
    Well he is going to college in a year to get his learn on....good thing, he might wind up being an unedumacated person like me...

    /Word up...

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    so what would be a good programming language that will probable be around for a while i've heard PHP is pretty new? please help thanks in advanced
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    I started with C which gave me good understanding of basic programming theory.

    I've been working with C++ for about 5 years and I'm still no good at it. But at least there will always be work for me in the forseeable future anyway.


    I'd say go with C++, don't plug into .net just yet.

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    anyone else? wanna tell me some good new programming languages out there? thanks in advanced

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    If you learn the principles of c++ and get some experience under your belt, the rest will come easy.

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    i am useing that sams teach your self C++ in 24 hrs (the new one) at the time i got it i was like cool it should teach me it pretty simple but from what some people have been saying you need a "real" book but i think it has been ok what do you think of it? should i get a new one or stay with the one i got? thanks for all your hepl guys

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    Don't be discouraged if you don't learn C++ in 24 hours, most folks take longer. Btw, I've found "C++ How to Program", by Deitel & Deitel a good book for learning C++.

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    I have a fantastic business idea (don't steal the idea!!! )

    Picture this:

    "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours"

    You go to a bookshop, you see "Teach yourself C++ in 24 hours" & "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours" which one are you gonna buy? 12 hours of course!

    I'm gonna make millions of $$$!!!
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    I'd recommend starting with C. It's actually pretty easy and straight forward to learn and once you have learned it you will find it much easier to start learning other languages since they have a lot in common (ie. share syntax and thinking) with C.

    The best book to learn C from is probably The C Programming Language by K&R
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deniz
    I have a fantastic business idea (don't steal the idea!!! )

    Picture this:

    "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours"

    You go to a bookshop, you see "Teach yourself C++ in 24 hours" & "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours" which one are you gonna buy? 12 hours of course!

    I'm gonna make millions of $$$!!!
    Haha yea that's one of the best ideas I've ever heard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deniz
    IPicture this:

    "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours"

    You go to a bookshop, you see "Teach yourself C++ in 24 hours" & "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours" which one are you gonna buy? 12 hours of course!

    I'm gonna make millions of $$$!!!
    I'll take your idea and raise it: "Teach yourself C++ in 12 hours, For Dummies"!

    serious note - i also have the dietel and dietel book and I thought it was pretty good also. I knew C before I started on C++, and that book was all I needed to get up to speed.

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    Re: opinion question?

    so you guys think i should learn C before i learn C++ i was kind of thinking thats what i should do but i wasn't sure. Does the book come with a C compiler well the C++ in 24hrs came with a C++ compiler which i'm pretty sure it has it where i can use C and compiler it. thanks again guys.

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