Hey all, I'm going to go to uni in autumn to study a MEng in Computer Science.
I'd like to learn to program a bit before then, so that I'm well prepared for what I find in uni.
My only previous experience of programming is mucking about in Basic using my old Commodore 64 (64k RAM, 1MHz CPU - those were the days ... that computer still works, you know!
I made a few games - a simple Breakout clone and a version of Snake were my best achievements...
I'd like to start programming some Windows programs - start simple and work my way up. Eventually I'd like to be able to write utilities or programs that I could release as freeware on my website.
So here's the question:
Which programming language should I use ? My computing teacher in school says C would probably be best - do you agree?
Also, does anyone know where I could get an assembler and tutorial(s) for whatever language I choose to learn - for free if at all possible?
My computing teacher recommended this page for learning C...