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Ben
Ey up!
I'm acquiring work experience at a software developing
company before I undertake a BSc Software Engineering
award at Staffordshire University in a fortnight. The
language they use here is VB. I'm watching the developers
do there stuff and applying what I'm learning to create
small, simple programs. The thing is, I'll be learning how
to develop in C++ at Staffordshire University and I'm just
wondering if you could briefly tell me just how much
different the two languages are. Does C++ require a higher
level of intelligence? Thank You, Ben.
Nov 16 '05 #1
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VB?????????????
Egad!!! You'll have to do a lot of forceful forgetting so that you dont have
any VB remnants in your body when you start college!

C++ requires a more organized approach to coding compared to VB. And while
it'd be a little bit of an exagerration to say that C++ coders need to have
a high IQ, its very much a fact that it doesnt take too much brains to write
VB apps.

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Regards,
Nish [VC++ MVP]

"Ben" <me***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Ey up!
I'm acquiring work experience at a software developing
company before I undertake a BSc Software Engineering
award at Staffordshire University in a fortnight. The
language they use here is VB. I'm watching the developers
do there stuff and applying what I'm learning to create
small, simple programs. The thing is, I'll be learning how
to develop in C++ at Staffordshire University and I'm just
wondering if you could briefly tell me just how much
different the two languages are. Does C++ require a higher
level of intelligence? Thank You, Ben.

Nov 16 '05 #2

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VB and C++ are good for different things.

Code up your high speed message switch in C/C++, but
forget it for quick and simple GUI work.

Build in a simple interface into your message switch that
you can command from VB, and not only are you forced to
think about designing your solution well, you can farm off
the VB GUI work to purple shirted Smirnoff Ice drinking VB
coders, while the ponytailed bitter drinking C++
developers concentrate on the hard stuff.

So both are useful, depending on what you like to drink.
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C++ coders need to have
a high IQ, its very much a fact that it doesnt take too much brains to
write
VB apps.Is that and advantage or disadvantage? I'd say the

latter. However I havealways found that *things* that wrap you up in cotton wool always start tostrangle you when you try to be a little more expressive; I would put VBright in that category. C++ just gives you more freedom at the expense ofease of use.

Regards
Lee

"Nishant S" <ni**@nospam.asianetindia.com> wrote in messagenews:ug*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
VB?????????????
Egad!!! You'll have to do a lot of forceful forgetting
so that you donthave
any VB remnants in your body when you start college!

C++ requires a more organized approach to coding
compared to VB. And while it'd be a little bit of an exagerration to say that C++

coders need tohave
a high IQ, its very much a fact that it doesnt take too
much brains towrite
VB apps.

--
Regards,
Nish [VC++ MVP]

"Ben" <me***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Ey up!
> I'm acquiring work experience at a software developing
> company before I undertake a BSc Software Engineering
> award at Staffordshire University in a fortnight. The
> language they use here is VB. I'm watching the developers > do there stuff and applying what I'm learning to create > small, simple programs. The thing is, I'll be learning how > to develop in C++ at Staffordshire University and I'm just > wondering if you could briefly tell me just how much
> different the two languages are. Does C++ require a higher > level of intelligence? Thank You, Ben.


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Nov 16 '05 #3

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Ben wrote:

I'm acquiring work experience at a software developing
company before I undertake a BSc Software Engineering
award at Staffordshire University in a fortnight. The
language they use here is VB. I'm watching the developers
do there stuff and applying what I'm learning to create
small, simple programs. The thing is, I'll be learning how
to develop in C++ at Staffordshire University and I'm just
wondering if you could briefly tell me just how much
different the two languages are. Does C++ require a higher
level of intelligence? Thank You, Ben.


C++ offers a paradigm that's not supported by very many other
languages (generic programming) -- that can take some work to wrap
your thinking around it, but you can take advantage of it without
having a complete understanding of how it works.

In all other respects, in normal usage, there needn't be any
substantial differences in your thinking. You can produce high-
quality code in both VB and C++ using similar design for both.

--
Craig Powers
MVP - Visual C++
Nov 16 '05 #4

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Every now and then, I actually meet a programmer that is
not one of my co-workers. If they tell me that they are a
VB programmer, I don't think very highly about there
technical skills (call me bias??).
C++ is a lot more multi-threaded, close to memory,
processor, and the operating system, which makes your code
much more powerful, and most of all, fun to write. VB code
is not at all challenging.
Make your choice.

-----Original Message-----
Ey up!
I'm acquiring work experience at a software developing
company before I undertake a BSc Software Engineering
award at Staffordshire University in a fortnight. The
language they use here is VB. I'm watching the developers
do there stuff and applying what I'm learning to create
small, simple programs. The thing is, I'll be learning howto develop in C++ at Staffordshire University and I'm justwondering if you could briefly tell me just how much
different the two languages are. Does C++ require a higherlevel of intelligence? Thank You, Ben.
.

Nov 16 '05 #5

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Wil
>language they use here is VB. I'm watching the developers
do there stuff and applying what I'm learning to create
small, simple programs. The thing is, I'll be learning howto develop in C++ at Staffordshire University


One important advantage to C++ is that VB runs only in
Windows, but flavors of C++ run on all operating systems
(Windows, UNIX, Linus, Mac, ...). So learning C++ at your
university is important, since you likely will need to
develop on UNIX servers at some time in the next few years
there.
Nov 16 '05 #6

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