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i want to start programming but dont know where to begin

 
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07/19/2013 10:26 PM
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Re: i want to start programming but dont know where to begin
op here...

I appreciate all the suggestions and/or attempts to deter me. I had to bike home from work so was away for a bit. If anyone has any more suggestions keep em coming!

I recently bought programming for dummies and have been messing around with liberty basic, which I used to use in high school, but have since forgotten. I need direction in my life and have always defaulted to the computer because it keeps my attention the most. I just don't know enough!

Am thinking about taking a year long web programming program at the community college. Like I said is love to be able to program linux kernals, write rpgs and/or make money, however the last one isn't completly necessary!

So yea keep the experience and suggesttions coming!
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It's not only what you choose to learn, but what you refuse to learn.

The world is full of companies trying to sell you software tools, a course or a book. 90% you can ignore.

There are two career risks as a programmer: obsolescent skillset, and over-diversified skillset. You don't want to learn one thing only, but you don't want to chase every technology either.
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07/19/2013 10:30 PM
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Re: i want to start programming but dont know where to begin
start with a high level language to understand the basic constructs of programming. python is a great place to start. (yes its a scripting language, but just as powerful as any programming language and muchbetter for newbies) you can learn it at codecademy.com . great site that has an interactive environment that go along with the tutorials. highly recommend a few weeks in and you can start looking at lower level languages like cpp or java.
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07/19/2013 10:33 PM
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Re: i want to start programming but dont know where to begin
Any suggestions for a wannabe keyboard tickler?
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Honestly buy a book on fortran or pascal, used university textbooks o library?
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WTF are you talking about. Learn a modern language like Python first. It's simple like fortran and pascal but is actually a vivid alive community with hundreds of libraries for accomplishing tasks someone might want to implement in the modern world.

Fortran and Pascal are withered up shit for brains languages that might get you a job that will drive you to suicide.
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+1 on that. Python for the win. not sure what someone would use fortran for nowadays unless they wanted to get in to maintaining decades old code.
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07/19/2013 10:40 PM
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Re: i want to start programming but dont know where to begin
op here...

I appreciate all the suggestions and/or attempts to deter me. I had to bike home from work so was away for a bit. If anyone has any more suggestions keep em coming!

I recently bought programming for dummies and have been messing around with liberty basic, which I used to use in high school, but have since forgotten. I need direction in my life and have always defaulted to the computer because it keeps my attention the most. I just don't know enough!

Am thinking about taking a year long web programming program at the community college. Like I said is love to be able to program linux kernals, write rpgs and/or make money, however the last one isn't completly necessary!

So yea keep the experience and suggesttions coming!
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A year long "web programming" course wont teach you a thing about programming for a linux kernel. if you want to get in to website design, by all means, take that course. if you want to get in to making applications, drivers and what not, stick with computer science. i will say it once again.....

www.codecademy.com

interactive tutorials for python are an amazing introduction to the fundamentals of programming.
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07/19/2013 11:03 PM
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Re: i want to start programming but dont know where to begin
learn assembler

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