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Where do I start to learn how to program?

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2 years ago#41

c k&r 2nd edition

if you want help, and if you are able to ask intelligent question then go on freenode for especially difficult problems.
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2 years ago#42
eviljet posted...
I work as a java developer. I would suggest learning with no IDE, instead just use a good text editor that has syntax highlighting and built in access to compile and run your program. There are many that can do this.

I'm going to second this. If you become strong with a text editor like VIM you'll be a much faster programmer than someone who relies on an IDE. There's a bit more of a learning curve but it really is worth it.
2 years ago#43
Most all community colleges offer intro to programming courses, both online, and traditional... Check out your local Community College, most are fairly reasonable and a good way to get your feet wet...
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2 years ago#44
I always recommend VBScript to wet the whistle and get a taste of basic programming. It doesn't require a compiler and what you write gives instant gratification.

Then move on to more interesting and useful languages.
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2 years ago#45
Look into Netbeans for the IDE you will use. Supports C/C++, PHP, Java.
2 years ago#46
The cranky hermit posted...

But what's the value in learning both? If you learn automatic only, are you really likely to ever run into a situation where you'd regret not knowing stick? You may simply be burdening your memory with archaic knowledge that you will never have to use.

Are we talking about C++ Here or an actual car :D.

If we're talking about an actual car than, yeah, before I learned how to drive a stick there were many times I ran into a situation where I wish I knew how.
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