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    What Language Next

    Many moons ago I use to code (vb6 yes was that long ago) anyway coding I left behind and stopped really (apart from keeping up with some limited php)

    Anyway decided must get some new coding languages under belt again so logical choice is visual studio vb.net etc.

    But need suggestion on something else so any suggestions was thinking along lines of ruby on rails.

    Russ

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    Re: What Language Next

    Python seems pretty hot at the moment.

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    Re: What Language Next

    I'd say c#. It is *the* current language on Windows. And it is pretty easy to pick up.

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    Re: What Language Next

    Ruby + Rails here. I have a couple of big thick books on the subject.

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    Re: What Language Next

    I was going to start some Dark Basic Stuff:

    http://darkbasic.thegamecreators.com/

    You get some free licences if you are a school. May knock up a quick and dirty game if I get time. Thing is time, job, family, kids...Don't get much time these days....

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    Re: What Language Next

    Esperanto?

    No?

    I'll get my coat ... it's the one with the badge "My other programming language is a hammer" on the lapel.

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    Re: What Language Next

    C/C++ or Java

    That’s what there teaching most university computing students these days!

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    Re: What Language Next

    VB .Net, C++, c#, PHP, Python, Delphi all good and of course once you can program good in one transferring skills between them isn't too hard or at least it's never been for me lol aahhh the ego is expanding again!

    Wes

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    Re: What Language Next

    At a guess, if you're looking into coding on the forums as/when they develop I'd recommend PHP...

    It hasn't been supplanted by ruby yet and it's pretty simple to learn..

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    Re: What Language Next

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    I'll get my coat ... it's the one with the badge "My other programming language is a hammer" on the lapel.
    You must have a big coat rack / hook tony as you have an awful lot of coats

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    Re: What Language Next

    PHP with MySQL, then run in a little AJAX

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    Re: What Language Next

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    I'll get my coat ... it's the one with the badge "My other programming language is a hammer" on the lapel.
    You must have a big coat rack / hook tony as you have an awful lot of coats
    He's an awfully big man :-)

    <fx>Runs for the hills :-) </fx>

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    Re: What Language Next

    @russ - do you just want to learn because learning is good or do you have some kind of project in mind?

    For example, if you want to administer a network then I'd say vbscript - you're off to a headstart as you've got some VB6 and all you've got to do is get used to all the objects that are available.

    If you're looking at network admin and want to be a bit more futureproof then start looking at powershell - Exchange 2007 is designed to be totally managed from the command line with this and I'm sure other MS products will follow in the future.

    If you want flexibility then learn Perl - you can do pretty much everything with Perl (although if you're not careful, no-one else will be able to read it!) and it's also cross platform which might be important.

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    Re: What Language Next

    Hi Steve

    Main thing is to learn as was once said to me a programmer really should be learning two new languages a year (maybe not expert in them).

    Got some ideas of projects to do in them..

    But have had to drop programming for other things.

    Got some experience with powershell (was on beta program) and vbscript can do as you said just cutdown VB.

    Perl hmm tried learning that while back but never really got beyond very basics...

    Russ

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    Re: What Language Next

    Main thing is to learn as was once said to me a programmer really should be learning two new languages a year
    That's not quite how it worked when I did a long stretch of professional software enginering. Languages were just a bunch of irksome new syntax you picked up when you needed a new one which was definitely not that often. It's the ever morphing APIs, techniques and platforms..

    Being able to write "Hello World" in 27 languages is relatively useless compared with say, knowing how to write platform portable code, a thread-safe dll or having credible experience of a wide range of dotNet classes.

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