C+ Java or SQL

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dsjmmm

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C+ Java or SQL

Hello I am beating my head against my monitor, the new semester is starting soon and I can not make up my mind as to weather I should take C+, Java or SQL. This would be my first programming class,and to boot my first online class. I currently am working on getting my A+ and Network+ at home. I have a desire to increase my background with knowlege that will benefit my chances at being more marketable to a larger degree of employers, and to make more money for my family. If anyone has any input I would fully appreciate it .
 

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hi dsjmmm

First off SQL is a query language, not a programming language. It is used to query databases.
Secondly IMHO, if you have never programmed before I recommend looking into Visual Basic to start off. It is an easy language to learn and will give you a good understanding of programming fundementals. You can always learn Java later.
That's just my opinion.
Good Luck!
EZ:)
 

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Yea, I'd go C, it's one of the most versitile languages around, If you want to even come close to programming games, VB would let you get up to about pong or something...:p

Good Luck:)
 

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Yea, VB is a good starter language. C+ may be daunting without previous programming background.
 

shan

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Just got Visual Studio 6.0 installed, so I got VB, C++, FoxPro, InterDev. Damn i'm really ready to get my programming on. :D
 

Ecniv

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Yea, gettin you some learnin on, eh shan?
 

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I first started to learn C++. I loved it. Then I learned Java, eh. Java is more of an object-oriented progamming languange. One of the main ideas of Java is its idea of polymorphism, which can probably help you out the most. What I suggest is taking a class in C++ first, then ALSO taking a class in Java sometime in the near future.

Good luck!
 

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C++ or Java. Either will be fine. While your starter language doesn't really matter, I would say avoid VB like the plauge. It teaches bad habbits and VB skills are hard to translate to other areas. You'll be stuck with VB, COM, etc... for awhile.
 

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Amen on what C.Ingram said.
My personal favorite is C#, but that doesn't seem to be one of your choices. Like C.I said, it doesn't really matter what your first language is. Java is easier, if that matters to you.
 
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