Hey guys, I am a complete beginner to programming. My only background is basic programming in C. I would like to learn more but I don't know where to start, I thought about learning C++ but then i read somewhere that learning obj-C or Java is a better idea. At this point I am completely confused and would like your advice.
In the future I would like to create simple programs(hopefully with a GUI, I am tired of writing programs for DOS). I would also like to write for iPhone/iPod/iPad. However these are two different goals and I don't really want to learn a language just because its better for apple platforms.
In other words, what would be a good beginners language for windows OS and what would be a good language for apple's mobile platforms.
hope I wasn't all over the place...