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what programming software should i learn?

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    So I am off to uni next year and I have little to no programming skills so I was wondering which program should I learn so I can at least know the basics before I go. I'm either studying Computer science or Artificial intelligence and robotics but I am taking the foundation year first so I can build my skills up so anyone got the questions.

    1)check with the university.
    2) most AI is done in a language called PROLOG however this uses such different concepts from traditional programming I would wait to be taught it.

    3) VISUAL STUDIO 2016 is a free IDE (integrated development environment) for many languages such as C, C# and C++, VB.net
    4) NETBEANS is a very good IDE for the Java programming Language. (do not use eclipse for java use NetBeans, this is because netbeans is more helpful).

    5) may I suggest as a start you use VB.net which is a fairly easy programming language to use.

    VB tutorial to help get you started. VB is good as it does some of the more complex back end items for you.


    link to visual studio:
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