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User Info: Tirriou

Tirriou
3 years ago#1
I'm a total newb, but I'm interested in getting my feet wet. I know there's a lot of languages, I can start from the beginning.
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User Info: Teenage_Harlot

Teenage_Harlot
3 years ago#2
What "beginning"? Enroll in an accredited class at your local community college.

User Info: Ch3wy

Ch3wy
3 years ago#3
You're probably going to have to narrow down what you want to code in a little bit. Or at least what you want to do with your code. Website development, standalone applications?
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User Info: Tirriou

Tirriou
3 years ago#4
Ideally, I'd like to learn both. Especially a language that could serve me in a future career.
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User Info: ElDudorino

ElDudorino
3 years ago#5
Asking here is a bad start. If you're learning on your own, get ready for a LOT of Googling. Places like MSDN will also provide boards where you can ask about specific languages.

I think the most commonly-suggested starting point is Visual Basic, and you can dip your feet into that for free with the tutorials built into Microsoft Visual Studio Express. A lot of small games use C# with XNA, though XNA is also compatible with Visual Basic.

Some people also say to start with Java, which could be an option. But you need to figure out what you want to do and what code snippets or tutorials exist to accomplish your goal... or take a class.

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#6
w3schools for web development.

Have fun :)
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User Info: Teufel_x

Teufel_x
3 years ago#7
SinisterSlay posted...
w3schools for web development.

Have fun :)



web code is different then regular programming.

also i suggest testing the waters with visual basic as well.

how my community college works is you start with that and then you either move up to the bigger ones but gives you a basis of the thought process to actually code better.

i decided to learn java afterwards. (lollolo). likely will go back to learn C++ since its more useful.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#8
Teufel_x posted...

web code is different then regular programming.


Eh????
javascript..... php.... asp....

Lot's of programming on the web.
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User Info: Ch3wy

Ch3wy
3 years ago#9
I'd recommend trying to learn C#, personally. It can be used for both web development and GUI based applications. Same with VB.NET, but C# seems to be more popular.


SinisterSlay posted...
w3schools for web development.

Have fun :)


http://www.w3fools.com/

tl;dr - w3schools are posers who often don't follow standards.
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User Info: GilgameshSwords

GilgameshSwords
3 years ago#10
http://www.codecademy.com/
http://www.techieanalyst.net/index.php?/index
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