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learning two languages at once

 
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i have been working on my class schedule for next year. i plan to take 2nd quarter of VB in fall and 1st quarter of C++ in winter. i have scheduled 12 credit hours each term. i really should take two quarters of cobol also but i dont want more work and i think it could be a bad idea learning two languages at once. especially since i do not like cobol already.
 
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Well, I took on English, Cobol and Assembler, when I got my first job in US. Had to sleep after work for extra couple of hours every day, as well as drop other things in life....But I survived.
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I think it might be tough learning two languages with similar syntax or other features, at the same time. But Cobol? I think there's relatively little danger you'll confuse it with any other language. :roll: I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 
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yeah that is true it is quite different. well maybe if i dont have to work part time i will take it. 16 credits isnt too many just more than 12
 
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I learned COBOL and Java at the same time. COBOL is a really easy language to pick up. IMHO I think COBOL should be the first language anyone learns because it is really easy to concentrate on the logic because the language itself is so easy.
 
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Which of course was the whole point when creating it.
 
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It can be confusing, but not impossible. I was taking a Java class, writing ASP code at work, then studying for Oracle Application Developer exams in the evening, it can be a bit confusing at times, but that's what debugging and troubleshooting are for!
 
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I remember taking COBOL, RPG400, and CL programming at the same time as taking DB/2 database administration I thought it would be easier, and strategically planned my curriculum so that I would be dealing with all AS/400 OS courses. It was more of pain remembering which topics fit into each class than it was helpful! Funny enough, my other course was Object Oriented Analysis and Design!
 
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