So last Friday our informatics teacher told us we will learn how to program in Visual Basic 6.0. I know it is old but if you can believe what my teacher said then the newer versions aren't "basic" as they should and are more like advanced. Anyway....we have 2 lessons a week and one is 40 minutes long. I don't expect to learn much but how useful is Visual Basic?
yah the new versions are not that basic so it should not be called as visual basic.. Visual Basic 6 is really powerful and easy to use since all you have to do is design how your program will look like then drag the icons on the form.. add some codes ... you have a working program.. xD When I was in college I use VB6 to create virus. hehe. I sabotage some pc in my lab because I hate the IT there. ^ ^ well dont do that.. Good Luck on learning VB6 have fun!!
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Yes!! because VB6 is designed for making simple applications like calculator.. C++ is really on a different level..
Lol on second lessons our teacher tought us how to make a calculator. Pretty easy. To the person who said he is an idiot teaching VB6 hear this: Don't fcking flame him because you dont know a shit about the education system in my country. He is not the one who decides what we must learn.
1. VB is NOT a weak language, it can be incredibly powerful if used properly. The vbGore engine for example can create 2D Rpgs and there are some MMORPG engines written in VB.
2. C++ is a strong language...but that's it. You can't learn C++ in 2 lessons per week, 40 mins per lesson. It would take several years to a decade to master C++ on any level. So on that note C++ is actually the weakest language of them all, better to be able to create something than nothing.
3. If you really want a good language overall use C#, it's a mixture of Java and C++ which has about 80-90% of C++'s power along with Java's object orientated programming, not as easy as VB but now adays nothing is.