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Yet another question...

Posted by GuitarChick [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 03:40:30 PM

Alright, I'm going to risk a whack upside the head and ask another question...
Mostly, I've been into web design and Javascript for a few years... however, I'm FINALLY going to be taking a class this coming year dealing with hardware, software design, programming, web design, etc...
My whole point in this is that basically I don't want to wait for the class to start up and would like to start learning some programming basics now and over summer break because that's what I'm really interested in now.... What would you guys suggest as the best thing to learn first? I don't wanna get in over my head right from the start, so I was hoping that maybe some of you guys that have already either got some of this under your belts or whatever might be able to give me, as a beginner, some hints/pointers.
Thanks so much :o)

Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 05:02:57 PM

Well, from a web design perspective you might want to try PHP or Java...PHP is primarly a web development programming language and Java can be used to either write stand alone programmes or also used with web sites.
But, if you just want somethign to write programmes with, then maybe try C.
Heres a pretty good intro book to C: http://crasseux.com/books/

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 08:09:17 PM

OK, ItinitI, this time you are outright ignoring the resources we have set up for this!

GuitarChick, see http://www.hprog.org/fhp/LearnProgramming (as was mentioned in answers to 2 similar posts).

Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 09:50:32 PM

But that's what people like you are for, Psion!! :P
[i.e., I forgot...actually, I hadn't been to the new Wiki yet =/ ]

Posted by mop [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 10:19:30 PM

Which language will you be learning?
It would probably be best to start simply learning it so that you can get ahead and understand the concepts easier when you start.

Posted by GuitarChick [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 10:47:23 PM

Thanks :o)
And by the way, sorry this question is asked so much... didn't realize, but I know now... I'll look in to the stuff you suggested and see what happens

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