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Old 03-30-2024, 09:09 PM   #1
LeonCS
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Cool Hello from Australia


Hi Folks
I am a hobbyist coder since way back (commodore64 my first programming). Have been a MS boy for too long (visual basic) and now would like to port over to C++ and Linux. I know I have a lot of learning to do and appreciate any good mentorship from LQ.
Last few weeks I have been doing a lot of reading and research about Unix OS and C++
My present target style is desktop stand alone GUI apps. Very simple, direct and non invasive type apps.
Thank You
Cheers
 
Old 03-30-2024, 09:59 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. It's good that you want to learn a new programming language. Since you have VB experience, you might find Gambas of interest to you...
https://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html
 
Old 03-30-2024, 10:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
 
Old 03-31-2024, 06:00 AM   #4
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Greetings, Leon, and welcome to LQ!
 
Old 03-31-2024, 06:02 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard.
 
Old 04-03-2024, 04:10 AM   #6
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Since you have VB experience, you might find Gambas of interest to you...
https://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html
Thanks ferrari
That was a good read. I may return to gambas in the future, but firstly I would like to explore C++ with more direct and low level programming.
 
  


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