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#ActualLauris Kaplinski

Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

I would agree with mhagain about stepping up to OOP. Java or C++ are good choices, although if you are comfortable with C then maybe C++ might be a better choice - but either either way you cannot go wrong.


Personally I suggest learning Java. C++ is a bit too similar to C and thus you will end up doing many things "the C way", instead of "C++ way". Once you have learnt OO with separate language you can better understand the nuances of C++.

Otherwise - C is excellent first language. Although it has some complex parts - like memory management and pointer arithmetic - it is otherwise small, compact and powerful. And it gives you the "feeling of being close to metal" - i.e. understanding better how computers crunch through high-level data structures. While you can be good programmer without knowing low-level details, having more insight never hurts Posted Image

#1Lauris Kaplinski

Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

I would agree with mhagain about stepping up to OOP. Java or C++ are good choices, although if you are comfortable with C then maybe C++ might be a better choice - but either either way you cannot go wrong.


Personally I suggest learning Java. C++ is a bit too similar to C and thus you will end up doing many things "the C way", instead of "C++ way". Once you have learnt OO with separate language you can better understand the nuances of C++.

Otherwise - C is excellent first language. Although it has somewhat complex parts like memory management and pointer arithmetic it is small, compact and powerful. And it gives you the "feeling of being close to metal" - i.e. understanding better how computers crunch through high-level data structures. While you can be good programmer without knowing low-level details, having more insight never hurts Posted Image

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