it depends really what you would find easier. I know a bit of c++ and assembler, but if you want to create simple but effective exe files, use clickteam's Multimedia Fusion - no coding!!
there is a trial there, and it is a very effective alternative to heavy coding to create applications.
ps - there are loads of tutorials available on the internet to help you. One of my favourites is a c++ tutorial. I can't remember the url but if you go to google, and type in "c++ tutorial" it should be the first link.