Fully agreed.VisualBasic, followed by C# (both are very appropriate for GUIs too, and agile development).
Contrary to what the more veteran claim, VB is not something shameful to use or reserved to unintelligent/noob coders.
To each language their merits, at the core. Given a certain mastery level, just see if you prefer portability, ease, or longterm code survivability.
Not sure that I would recommend it, but I will agree that although it's slightly more complicated than VB it still offers a possible and a decent start for beginners.I can really recommend you delphi. even with its somwhat stubborn framework it is very easy to learn and will give you a insight in things to come. and btw old versions of delphi are free. i had to learn delphi in shool classes( we started with modula2 -.-) and im still programming in my freetime...
you can make stuff a lot more complex than that. But why would you want to do that in the first place. We are all good and righteous people right? Right????????:lol:You can literally make viruses with VB (simple ones), so who the heck said it wasn't "useful"?"