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If I were to start to learn programing, I would rather go for C# because it's newer and becoming more popular. C++ on the other hand was created in the 80s or something. Check this out (too lazy to put in url tags):

http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

EDIT: Also check out MSDN. They should give a lot of advice.

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If I were to start to learn programing, I would rather go for C# because it's newer and becoming more popular. C++ on the other hand was created in the 80s or something.

do more research usedHONDA! lol. while it's true that C# is becoming more popular, that doesn't mean the C++ is becoming less popular. The reason C++ has been around so long is because IT WORKS! Also, the two languages are in completely separate classes. C++ is a lower level language than C#, and therefore tends to be faster, which is why it's still the main language used to develop commercial video games. But that also means that it's harder to learn.

IOW: the language you choose to learn should be based on what you want to do with it. Just writing paint.net plugins? by all means, go with c# or vb. you'll have a much easier time with it and get it done faster. trying to get a job at EA? C++ is the way to go. (Although knowledge of other languages helps!)

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trying to get a job at EA?

Oooh! My friend Pat works for EA [Tiburon] as design manager (doesn't code)! Here's the proof

Getting back on track:

C#:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/C_Sharp_Programming

C++:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/C%2B%2B

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I suggest finding something that you want to implement*, and then choosing the language that you think will be most appropriate to do it. The question should not be, "what language do I want to learn?" it should be "what's the cool project I want to work on?"

* By this I mean maybe you have an idea for a cool program that you are personally interested in and want to write. For me, that is Paint.NET. For someone else, it might be a program for organizing and backing up their CD collection or something. Or maybe a program that helps you make animated GIF files. Maybe it's a little league baseball statistics tracker thing. I don't know, anything. Just start writing code!

You might choose the "wrong" language, but so what? Start over again in another language. That way you'll learn both languages, and you'll have learned a bunch of stuff in the process (learning how not to do something is valuable too).

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