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New to Progamming -- What language to learn?

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CR
I want to write a language learning game for my children? I have the
knowledge of what to put in the game but I don't know where to begin
programming. Any suggestions?

CR

Nov 11 '05 #1
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CR wrote:
I want to write a language learning game for my children? I have the
knowledge of what to put in the game but I don't know where to begin
programming. Any suggestions?


Stay away from C++.

V
Nov 11 '05 #2

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I suggest Python:

www.python.org

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I want to write a language learning game for my children? I have the
knowledge of what to put in the game but I don't know where to begin
programming. Any suggestions?

CR

Nov 11 '05 #3

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"Victor Bazarov" <v.********@comAcast.net> wrote in message
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CR wrote:
I want to write a language learning game for my children? I have the
knowledge of what to put in the game but I don't know where to begin
programming. Any suggestions?


Stay away from C++.

V


That is a good, genuine (and fun) piece of advice! :o)

But seriously, CR, stay away from C++.

I am becoming very fond of C#, which is - in my opinion - an incredible
compromise between the pragmatic world of C++ and the pretty and more ideal
world of Java. However I guess you need to know at least some intermediate
stuff to be able to gain from the productivity enhancing features of C#.

But still, if you have never written a piece of code before, and you want to
make a game as your first project, I don't know which language (if any)
would be better.

Visual Basic perhaps?

Good luck!

-Mogens
Nov 11 '05 #4

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I go with that recommendation. If you consider Python you should also
take a look at http://www.pygame.org

Nov 11 '05 #5

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In article <43***********************@nntp02.dk.telia.net>,
Mogens Heller Jensen <mo****@mookid.dk> wrote:
"Victor Bazarov" <v.********@comAcast.net> wrote in message
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CR wrote:
I want to write a language learning game for my children? I have the
knowledge of what to put in the game but I don't know where to begin
programming. Any suggestions?


Stay away from C++.


That is a good, genuine (and fun) piece of advice! :o)

But seriously, CR, stay away from C++.

I am becoming very fond of C#, which is - in my opinion - an incredible
compromise between the pragmatic world of C++ and the pretty and more ideal
world of Java. However I guess you need to know at least some intermediate
stuff to be able to gain from the productivity enhancing features of C#.

But still, if you have never written a piece of code before, and you want to
make a game as your first project, I don't know which language (if any)
would be better.

Visual Basic perhaps?


There seems to be (at least) two issues on the table here:
learning programming and games programming, and to boot,
both at the same time. Neither when full blown is easy.
And an "easier language" in and of itself is not a solution IMO.

Lots of games are written in C++, though I wouldn't imagine CR
is trying to write a commercial quality game. So I think CR
like any new programmer, C++ or otherwise, needs to get some
good books, some specific to the language of choice (see
http://www.comeaucomputing.com/booklist ), some general,
some specific to the niche of interest. That would be "one"
thing at least.
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Nov 11 '05 #6

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