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    Hello World (jk),

    I'm looking at returning to college this fall to complete an AS degree, but I want to get back into programming. Prior limited experience is mainly in strict html 4.0 and basic with some exposure to logo and pascal. I was leaning torwards Python or Java, but I keep hearing C++ (due to getting used to syntax requirements). Personal projects would be either webbased or android apps (which are good for motivation), so I'm looking for something I can cram in 3 months to get back in the flow of things. Thanks ahead for any suggestions.

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    Hi Bubba, According to me java is good programming language but its very complicated But C++ is very nice and easy to learn. So According to me start learning for C++. If you want to get all information about C++ then search on Google. Google provide each and every information with syntax.

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    If you are going to learn C++ then make sure it is being taught as an object oriented language. If they teach it as a procedural language (or if you use it that way) then you are effectively only learning C.

    From my understanding Java is very similar to C++ (I have never actually learnt java so I am relying on what I have heard) so learning either one will be very similar (provided you are learning C++ and not C).

    If you are planning on doing web programming then a language used for developing on the web might be a better alternative. Java can be used to create web pages (when run on the server it is called JSP) but a more commonly used language would be C# which runs on the .NET framework.

    Once you learn one object oriented language learning additional object oriented languages is then relatively easy.
    Stephen
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    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.

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    I've always thought Java was easier than C++. The IDE that I used for Java (Eclipse) makes it very easy to debug and find your errors. It tells you where your errors are. I know C++ can also use Eclipse but I've personally never used the C++ Eclipse.

    Java also protects you in away while C++ does not. An example of that is if you declare an array of size 20 and try to access the array in location 22, in Java it will throw an exception and tell you the array is out of bounds. C++ however will allow you to access that point and just show garbage or seg fault.

    I personally learned Java before C++ and thought that helped me out. They are very similar as many people have said. But the final choice is really up to you, just do some more research on both.

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    C++ is very nice and easy to learn.
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