Where do I start

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VB 2005
VB 2008
Visual Basic
Visual Basic Training
I am at square one in learning programming. Currently taking a QB4.5 course and want to continue with visual basic. I am getting conflicting information about where to start. Some say VB2005 others say VB2008 and every version between gets a vote from someone. I don't want to waste time learning a version that will be next to worthless as I evolve to higher versions yet I want to be able to grasp the concepts. Which version should I start with?

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If you are really just starting out, it makes sense to start with the newest technology…true of any tech area – not just VB. But when you play in the Microsoft world, it is ESPECIALLY important. Unlike the IBM i world, where your knowledge is fairly cumulative, Microsoft simply abandons older technology. VB, Office, Vista are just a few examples. This is a shame for both professionals AND companies that invest time & money learning and applying a technology and then being told “sorry, start over. We now have a better idea”.

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