QUOTE(lareya @ Oct 13 2004, 01:55 PM)
What do you think? Is it good for a newbie to start to program on the Z (clamshell)?
If you are just starting out in programming, I would pick C instead. But keep in mind that there are a hella lotta VB programming jobs out there, so it doesn't pay to be a snob
In my line of work (Controls Engineer) VB, or VB-like, programming/scripting is the rule rather than the exception. Compiled programs are not only rare, but are seriously frowned upon (kinda hard to troubleshoot things when you don't have the source code).
(for a look-see as to what I'm blathering about check out: http://www.searcheng.co.uk/articles/plc/motors.htmlhttp://www.ibiblio.org/obp/electricCircuit...tal/DIGI_6.html
And the massive, but excellent "Automating Manufacturing Systems
We're like the red-headed, left-handed stepchildren of real programmers, but we get more done with 4k than most get out of 4meg.
I encourage you to look into Controls/Electrical Engineering, my daughter is about two semesters away from getting her degree (and loves it).
The little geekette