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26-07-2001, 08:49 PM
Would anyone be able to help me. I need to know which programming language would be the best to learn and where to buy/find/download. Any help would be appreciated

27-07-2001, 04:05 PM
My first language was basic, because that is all I had but it is a bit old now, and is awful once you start writing larger programs.
I would recomend java or Python.
I learnt java last year and after being initally finding it confusing, I found it is a lot more friendly to beginners than other languages, eg C.

As for Python, I havent had as much experience with it, but It seems to be highly recomended as a first language, (even in one of my java books).
www.python.org should provide you with a lot of information and help, eg tutorials and online books.

Whatever language you choose get your self a good book on it.

28-07-2001, 07:20 PM
I would recomend Borland Delphi.
There is a learning curve with any language but you can get productive fairly quickly with Delphi.
Keep an eye out for computer magazines which often have older versions for free. PCWorld did Delphi a couple of months ago