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Hey guys I need some one to direct me in the right direction, I have never done any programming of any sought ever. So I was just thinking should I start of with C and learn as much basics as I can and then later on start with C++, or should I just start straight out with C++? I Know their is a lot of argument out their as which one is the best, but what is the easy for someone like me to actual start of with? [Edited by - Command c on May 12, 2007 5:46:51 AM]

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This may sound like a cop-out, but the For Beginners page answers that and just about any other question you could be thinking of when starting off.

That page recommends starting with C/C++ for your language. Now days, though, it might be better to start with C#, which is powerful, adequate for game development, and serves as a good "gateway language" for C++ and others.

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C# and .Net seems to be what the non-gaming industry is moving towards these days. I see a lot of job offers requiering those. The gaming industry on the other hand is still mostly about C++ and Python for tools and stuff. Thats my general impression anyway, not being a pro.

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C# and .Net seems to be what the non-gaming industry is moving towards these days...
Yeah, but so are amateur game developers to a significant degree. I only recommend C# because it's similar enough to C++ that it won't be too hard to make the leap later, and because it is still easy to work with the major graphics APIs.

Python is a good suggestion as well.

Just pick something and start playing with it. Try a few languages. There is very little overhead to get started with almost any given language.

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Start right with C++, isn't that hard as many said and if you planned to be a pro is the best choice.

The gaming industry is always looking for C++ programmers.

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Just pick something and start playing with it. Try a few languages. There is very little overhead to get started with almost any given language.


Yep. Try a language out for a couple of weeks. All it will take is some download bandwith and a bit of time.

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