Regardless of our other post argument, (I have already agreed to disagree) I will speak to you civilly on this one. I started with VB programming when AOL was pretty much the only internet for the average user. I got into it because I wanted to make those cool proggies everyone had. And I made a few good ones. I would not say I am great programmer per se. I made some good VB programs by looking things up and doing trial and error like crazy. I didn't study computers in school. This was all done on my own time (lots of time). I made a very good OCX control for making 2d games in VB with DirectX. It had pretty much everything you could ask for in a 2D... I guess game engine, if you could call it that. I also did some Java and C++, more java though. But those languages are really out of my realm. VB is very easy to use if you understand the basic concepts of programming and know a little bit about sub-classing. C++ has always been out of my reach, mostly because I never had time to learn it properly. That's why VB was more my speed. I could look up the directX functions and make them easier to use in my OCX with just my fair amount of knowledge in VB programming and function calling, creating, and implementing classes. So, I never was what I would call a great programmer. I made what I think is a very good 2D game OCX, and used it to make some decent games but I am no where near any kind of level of such a lower level language. VB was easy because it was very much natural language based and it was easy to look up solutions to problems I had.
That being said, I started to make a 3d OCX engine and I began to get frustrated. I haven't worked on it since a year before law school... and that was 4 years ago, and I was already using an older directx version at that time... so I am way behind in any of that these days, and in no way do I have the time to play catch up.
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