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Old 04-20-09, 11:28 PM   #30
Zhivago
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Originally Posted by jcrox View Post
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Java is a lot easier after getting the basics down in a language like C# or VB.NET
Well Java is sufficiently similar to C# where I really wouldn't put one ahead of the other as to which one would be better to start off with. I suppose it would depend on other factors, such as whether you know a Java guru who can mentor you, local employers' needs, etc..

I would probably second the opinion that it is not optimal to start with C. C is a horribly primitive (or just plain horrible at times) byte-processing language and lacks many modern features found in more recent languages. When learning a first language, it would be preferable to spend your time thinking about problem solving, not fussing with obscure memory management issues.
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