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Already know VB.net, need C knowledge.....

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I am already quite an ace at VB.net.  But I need some C knowledge, I hear people bitching about C# being better than C++ and vice versa.  I want to know once and for all what is best and most practical to learn first, C# or C++.  I will be dealing with code in Linux and Windows but more the latter.

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by:Jaime Olivares
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I always recommend this book: Thinking in C++, by Bruce Eckel:
http://mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html (free to download)
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About which is easier to learn. If you have experience in VB.net, then C# will be extremely easy for you. About which is better, this is relative, C# is a high level language, C++ is a mid-level language, high level makes things easier but mid-level has more options to take control of every feature of a machine.
C# is designed basically to implement Internet/networking apps, some people think it is the direct competitor to Java (I think so too), C++ is more oriented to high performance (but harder to code) applications.
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by:hunterdnance
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You get the points but answer one more question for me Jaime,  if I do learn C ++  is it in any way like C# or is really a totally different language.  Thanks for your expertise.
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TOTALLY DIFFERENT, JUST THE C. Maybe some similar to managed C++, but definitively not to traditional, unmanaged C++.
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Thats what I wanted to hear, thank you.
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