I am wanting to learn a language pretty much from scratch and am wondering which is the best one to pick for my use.
I will work my way up but my goal to to learn how to produce database solutions.
I would ideally like to be able to download a free version of a Visual development environment so that I can learn the language without much cost.
So far I have had dables with Microsofts Visual C# and Visual C++/CLI but am not sure which is going to be the best for my end needs.
I would ideally like it to be as easy to learn as possible (I am teaching myself), flexible and powerful enough to make serious software at the end. I do want it to have a visual development environment also.
Can someone give me some advice on which to pick before I spend money of things such as books etc.