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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Hello, I am brand new to the world of computer code. I've been resisting it for years, but now I want to learn. I've picked up that C is a good place to start, but I am open to suggestions and resources. I plan on working on a Mac. As it stands, I haven't downloaded Apple XCode, but I am planning to do so after some feedback, just in case.

You cannot insult me with simplicity. I have a basic background in professional graphics software, but that is about it. Thank you for your patience and suggestions. I hope to be posting actual code here in the near future for your review.

Also, if I am missing the intent for this site, please let me know and I'll get out of the way.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

First, this post really belongs here:
http://www.dreaminco...oduce-yourself/

My suggestions:

Read the forum rules carefully and follow them. People who don't usually have their questions ignored, moved, or end up getting their solutions only after answering an excruciating series of questions.

Download XCode and start with Hello World. Then learn about functions. Don't try big tasks until you've mastered the small ones.

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#3 MikeGoecke  Icon User is offline

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Re: Brand Spanking New

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

View PostCTphpnwb, on 13 March 2012 - 08:48 AM, said:

First, this post really belongs here:
http://www.dreaminco...oduce-yourself/

My suggestions:

Read the forum rules carefully and follow them. People who don't usually have their questions ignored, moved, or end up getting their solutions only after answering an excruciating series of questions.

Download XCode and start with Hello World. Then learn about functions. Don't try big tasks until you've mastered the small ones.


Thank you. I'll get started.
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Re: Brand Spanking New

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

Moving to 'introduce yourself'.
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#5 MikeGoecke  Icon User is offline

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:17 AM

Thank you modi123_1. Sorry for the mistake.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:15 AM

Good to meet you bud. Names is Jack, I am usually in the Java and C++/C forums.

C is a good language to learn first. Along with C++. Both good beginner languages that are about as basic as they get.

What are you hoping to eventually get to do with programming? Any specific goals that you are going to try to hit?

Jack
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

Hey Jack. Thank you for your response. I am really hoping to catch up with some technology. Professionally, my background is the print world. The print industry has been very reluctant to move ahead with technology. I guess I could say the same for myself. I've spent a lot of time relying on others to become the experts while I use my soft skills to manage and sell it. After looking at some technology that is a bit further down the line, I've realized I just might need to go back to the beginning. In the end, if I can advise my company on some technological ideas for us to transition into a more state of the art organization, I have succeeded. But, I would ideally like to be able to do more than that. I would love to develop some apps and see where that takes me.

Thanks Jack.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Graphic designer? By chance do you have a portfolio online or anything like that?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

More like Graphic Design management. I have a great staff of people I work with. Our client base is very print oriented. We enjoy that work, but would like to diversify into the digital world more. This is me walking down that path. I am also investigating this for personal development. So far, its very exciting, more enjoyable than I thought.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

Mmmmm... shucks; no pretty pictures for me. :/
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