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I love programming in Qbasic... and can't seem to learn C+ or Java... am I doomed?

Asked by talljasperman (18144 points ) August 4th, 2010

I’ve tried taking classes on Java and I’ve tried “learn C+ in 30 days” ... and I can’t seem to get the hang of either… So I am wondering if I can program in Qbasic or Turbo Pascal again. Also Where can I get a copy of Qbasic or Turbo Pascal (or something just as easy) for Vista… my copy doesn’t work anymore.

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Vortico's avatar

Try Just BASIC if you don’t plan to write code as a career.

If you’re wanting a “bridge” to C++ or Java, try the PHP server-side scripting language or Python.

ratboy's avatar

You might try Visual Basic—the Express (hobbyist’s) version is free.

camertron's avatar

@Vortico is right. If you’re looking to go into programming as a career, you should probably learn some different languages. I would suggest Visual Basic.NET, then move to C# or Java. Visual Basic is alot like BASIC (it was, after all, based off of BASIC) and would probably present a not-so-steep learning curve. PHP and Python are also great because you don’t need to have fancy editors, they’re languages mostly used on the web, and they’re powerful and flexible. They also have the benefit of being dynamically typed, which means you don’t have to worry about declaring variables along with an explicit data type. Just as a side note, Fluther is written in Python.

talljasperman's avatar

@all I’m sorry I forgot about this topic, I had anxiety thinking about programming in a new language, I failed Java with a score of 1 out of 9 lowest score possible. I could only do the very first question.

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