I want to know anything that I could do to help me get in to the programming field, resources such as tutorials online, reccomended books and such like, which languages are best for what, etc.
The above URL is the question worth 500 points, however if you look at the question above first before answering and then come back here, I will make this question worth 500 as well because I want as much help as possible with regards to resources, history on the popular languages or any other info that is relevant to programming.
I am a begginer and would like to learn as much as possible and already have made some programs in visual basic but want to move on to the more complex stuff as well as move on to other languages.
Thanks for all your time and effort !
FYI - I want reccomended books for C++ and Visual Basic for now and then if anyone can make suggestions or recomendations on any other books for other languages like Java or ASP, PHP and such like and recomended tutorials etc for them, I would very much appreciate that !