I'm finally taking the plunge! I've been intimidated by Code for too long!
I have recently made the decision to become a software developer/engineer. My goal is to become a member of a small or large team working on multi-platform software. Not sure if I am more interested in the whole web engineering side, but mainly applications for home and small office users. I picked up a few books on C++ and have began to study this language and I figure its best to ask around before I go ahead and learn something I wont use in my field.
I have a learning disability so I need to study up before I even attend school otherwise I fall behind. For what I'm looking for, are there any suggestions? I hear so many things. For example, C++ is a language that is almost limitless on its application, has been around since before 1980. Then I hear that C# is a more structured/advanced language. Though C++ allows for a more versatile hardware integration.
Then I hear that JAVA is the new hype. From web application to Blue Ray DVD player interfaces, running across different platforms and integrating flawlessly with other programming languages.
So, after hearing these opinions from well established sources as well as newbie's such as myself, I would like to through it out there one more time to make sure that I am making the right or wrong decision. I would really appreciate your comments on this subject, as I am very confused and am feeling somewhat misled.
Thanks a lot,