I am thinking about becoming a programmer and have a BA in socail science and computer tech certificate. Can I ge a job with just either a C ++ certificate or Java certificate. Which one would be better to take. Please advise.
ITs really hard to say which one will be more useful for a job. C++ would be a more difficult language for most people though, and if you only know C++ for console application programming, the opportunities are very limited.
actually since java has its own run time, we can say that it is a managed code like c#, both has their own run times, JVM and CLR respectively, so your code is handled with these runtimes environments and their just in time compilers. That may be why he said java is easier to learn as well as c#.
Java is easier to get started with and teaches better OOP principles. It also opens the door to developing dynamic pages, applications for mobile phones, java applets, etc....
C and C++ however, in my experience, seems to be more in demand.
From Java its quite easy to transition to C++ and likewise the other way around.
P.S VB.NET sucks, C# is better. Personally i prefer c# to java but thats just me.
They are a whole different league though, C has the embedded market, but java is slowly eating into this with regard to mobile pohones. Java and C# are interpreted whereas C++ is compiled. C++ is also very basic in terms of the core langiage, whereas java includes lots and lots of standard libraries.