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    Where to start?

    I need guidance on where to start learning. I started programming Basic and Machine Language on a Commodore 64 - 25 years ago. I learned a little of other languages and have done a lot of macros in excel and such. I haven't done any ground up programs since the C-64 days. I'd like to get into programming applications for business and personal needs. I'm not sure what language(s) to focus on and what tools I need. Anyone help?

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    There are mainly 3 types of programming out here:
    1. System Programming
    2. Desktop Application Programming
    3. Website Programming

    In system programming, You can learn C,C++.
    In Desktop Application Programming, You can learn VB,VB.Net
    In Website Programming, You can learn ASP,PHP,ASP.Net

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSJ View Post
    In Desktop Application Programming, You can learn VB,VB.Net
    Desktop applications are by no means limited to just VB, you can use C, C++, C#, and Java to name a few.
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    For system programming try Python, it's seriously under-rated. It's a great programming language.

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    Thank you to all. I've downloaded Microsoft Visual C++. I'll start working with that.

    I have actually done a lot with Visual Basic writing macros for Excel. Can you use it also to write stand-alone programs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnic View Post
    Thank you to all. I've downloaded Microsoft Visual C++. I'll start working with that.

    I have actually done a lot with Visual Basic writing macros for Excel. Can you use it also to write stand-alone programs?
    Visual Basic can be used to make stand-alone programs. Quite easily. But you can achieve much more with "real" programming languages.


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