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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by dryo, Jan 29, 2011.
u could start by getting some visual basic books like sam's teach yourself visual basic 2010. it has structured itself to be learnt in 24 days ie. 1hr per day
the books are your best bet now
I don't think so. Becoming a decent programmer takes months, good luck finding somebody to take that much time out of their lives.
Doubt anyone would nor could teach you how to become a programmer.
well i do remember this
Programming for Dummies
It's not that easy to teach people, it might be easier for you to google and figure it out on your own, thats how I learned a lot of what I know. Though I started out with "VB6 for dummies" when I was still in primary school
But it didn't start to get serious until I switched to a different language, and google has been a loyal asset in the past few years.
Do not learn VB.Net, rather learn C# or Java. Both are easy to pick up and learn and have a huge library of classes at your disposal.
There are some nice tutorials to get started on the internet.
I started off with these for C++ (though I haven't done much since )
Everyone teached themself I guess. Or checked tutorials.
Other than that, I don't think programmers are
THIS BIG in their quality of programming.
The Head First books are a great way to get started. But remember, your quality of programming will NEVER be as good as someone who had classes / went to uni and studied computer science.
You can only learn so much by yourself, if you really want to become a good programmer you need to take classes, trust me.
With this you are implying that amongst the vast majority of homebrew developers and hackers scene there aren't ANY good programmers.
How can you even be half ignorant enough to believe so?
You can't really do much stuff in VB.NET, but it's a good start besides HTML and CSS
VB.Net is a programming language. HTML and CSS isn't. It's for webpages same as ASP.Net i guess.
HTML = Hypertext Markup Language
CSS = Cascading Style Sheets
ASP = Active Sheet Pages
You may learn the fundamentals from people and schooling, but the real meat of programming, imo, is from your own learning/research/testing, and just plain goofing around with code to see what can and cannot work, to see how changing something makes a difference in the end result, and how to improve them based on how you want things done.
Like others have said, it's not something you can learn overnight. It may even take months or years before you get a real grasp on the concept. It takes time (a lot of it) and patience (a lot of that too).
Because it's true! Compare coding done by someone with a programming degree to coding by someone who learnt it by themselves and you'll see who's got the cleanest most extensible code. I'm not saying they can't code at all and some are more gifted than others but learning to code on your own won't be enough if you want to design high quality code. See http://education.internet.com/articles/sel...the-difference/
Start by the beginning!
If you are confortable with C you can learn everything else!
Start to learn the concept of programming, then if you still want to know how to make programs, start with Java.
Head First Software Development & Head First Object Oriented Analysis are 2 books to get you started on the programming paradigm rather than explaining language specific things. Also HF Design Patterns is a good thing to check out.
i find VB.Net easier. probably because i started off at visual basic for the sake of teaching us object-oriented programming.