Whats the best program(s) to use if I want to start writing my own programs?

I would like to write a couple of simple windows based programs in order to learn about programming. Where would be a good place to start? I did C++ at college about ten years ago so am hoping that might help a little when understanding coding plus I have built some HTML sites. Any advice would be great, thanks

Asked By: Nacho-Nick - 11/16/2010
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Answered By: John Mason - 11/16/2010
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C++ is a good language to go with, due to its power and wide use. On windows, I like using... More
Answered By: smatt454 - 11/16/2010
The easiet program ever is Borderland Delphi number 7 if you want to go into details. It is easy to build a gui from there and it has its own compiler, I earned 800 buck for 1 copy of one of my programs I wrote in it and 500 times four for four copies of another. If you are looking for something a bit more tricky you... More
Answered By: Tinus Green - 11/16/2010
It really depends on which platform you want to develop. But since you are already familiar with C++ concepts and constructs (OOP) I would suggest you to pick up C#. It already has its own IDE that will help you to start coding right away, dragging and dropping UI elements and codes are a dime a dozen in the web. Happy... More
Answered By: slim_naldy - 11/16/2010
u have to decide either desktop development or web development, C++ is very powerful language for building applications, i have used it for past five years; for web development since you have build many HTML websites; so starting PHP will be easy for you.....i recommend PHP because it's open source even though you have... More
Answered By: Ruudz - 11/16/2010
If you're just going to write for Windows, and you'll never want your programs to run on anything else, then C# is a great language. It's relatively easy to learn and not as finicky as C++. As the other poster said, there is a great future in C# jobs... More
Answered By: clamshell - 11/16/2010
Python is a good, easy programming language to start with. The same is true of Perl as well as Ruby on Rails (Ruby is the programming language, and Rails a web framework... More
Answered By: The Boss - 11/16/2010
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