Hi, I am a almost thirtysomething, going back to school at night while working full time. I decided that it was time to get an education to enable me to break out of the Cable industry and into the programming scene. I am interested in Computer Science and web programming(maybe). So I am asking for some advice from you younsters out there.
This Winter semester I am taking Intro C++ because last semester I took an intro Comp Science course that had some basic programming using C++ in it. I enjoyed the programming aspect of the class very much, which is why I decided to persue programming.
So over the last couple weeks I discovered VB.NET and have been learning it with the assistance of some good books. Now I can see the power in the .NET framework, but I still see C++ and the industry standard I guess. Now as someone learning their first language, what should I focus on: C++ or VB.NET? or both?
I know programming isn't language exclusive, that you start with an algorithm and logic, then port it to a language. What do the Gods of programming sugest? Where is the industry going. Any suggestions are welcome.