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Old 01-01-2009, 10:11 AM   #11
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Well, I have only ever programmed in a form of BASIC (a modern one that can do GUI's and other things)
The free version is called Just BASIC, it doesn't have all the commands as the paid version but its good for learning on, and maybe even making a few programs for distribution.
The paid version, or Just BASIC's "older brother" is Liberty BASIC. It does everything Just BASIC does but it also can access the Windows API. You can pretty much do what you want in Liberty BASIC.

And along with these there are great communities for both: http://justbasic.conforums.com and http://libertybasic.conforums.com
The members are really helpful.

Main Websites:
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http://libertybasic.com

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I don't work for the author just trying to help you get started with programming.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:54 PM   #12
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can someone help, me i have no idea what c++ is.. im so confused, but i wish to learn computer programing, also is it possible to do this without spending any money
C++ is a programming language. It's a superset of C, one of the older and more reliable programming language, meaning that it basically extends its functionality. It's absolutely possibility to learn programming for free. You don't need Visual Studio to learn C, or C++, just a compiler, which basically takes your programming code, and turns it into an executable piece of machine code. There are many tutorials on the internet for this kind of thing, just use Google.

I wouldn't start with a heavyweight language like C or C++, because they rely on in depth understanding of operating systems, like memory management for example.

Try using Python or Ruby. These two languages are very simple to learn and intuitive, and there's tons of documentation for the two languages floating about. They're both free to download and use.
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also, when you want to start learning C++, don't even worry about learning C because you will pretty much have to unlearn everything you learned in C when doing C++.
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When learning a programming language, I always find it helpful to have a project to work towards. Like if I wanted to learn C++, I might say "I want to make a poker game in C++", and then just work towards that goal throughout my lessons. You'll learn a lot more exploring and trying new things with your own goals in mind.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:43 AM   #15
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Oh, don't bother with the visual languages until you learn the console programming first. That's what I would personally suggest. Visual Basic will be okay, but Visual C++ could be EXTREMELY confusing for a beginner.
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