Never tried any programming really. I wonder if one of you knowledgable people could explain a few basics to me . I remember from college (in the dim and distant) being taught about different programming languages and how some (assembler etc.) were more efficient than others (basic etc), even when compiled the lower level languages gave a much more efficient version of code for the machine to work with. Is this still the case with the much faster machines we all have nowadays? What I mean is, if someone wrote an app. in say, visual basic, someone else wrote the same in C++, when compiled, would the resulting code be any better? faster? in one or the other? if so, why is this? I would like to try my hand a this programming lark but I need to know which language to start learning for best, does it really matter which one you use nowadays, or will each, if used properly, give the same results. As you can see I know very little, please be gentle with me Guys, keep it simple eh?