A question about learning to program

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Moots, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Moots
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    Moots The Incredible Sulk

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    Okay so I am a single dad, juggling two jobs and I want to get into programming on my spare time.

    I don't have time to take classes so my only option is learning online/books.

    I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion on what would be a good language to start with, and if they know any good books I could look into.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

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    Pascal is a good language to learn, it was made to teach people how to program, not very useful to make real programs, but still a good start.. most good Computer Science courses that I know use it to teach the basics of programming..

    If you want something more pratical, you could try Javascript, Flash (Actionscript) or Python.. those are cool to just "have fun" [​IMG]
     
  3. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    My vote is Python. It's a very easy beginning language to learn to use or you can go with Visual Basic.
     
  4. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

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    C# is something new to learn, but can be rather complex. Java was rather easy for me, but I don't really like it that much.
     
  5. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Python is easy just to play around with, and once you get a better understanding how everything works, try your hand at C/++