10 REM sample 20 print "Sample Program" 30 print "first ten whole numbers" 40 for i = 1 to 10 50 print i 60 next i 70 print 80 Print "Thanks for Running" 90 end
During that one and only course, we learned (or tried hard to learn) about decisions, arrays, string and numeric variables, loops, subroutines, programmer-defined functions. We created flow diagrams to help develop our code/programs.
Since then, after graduating (not in computers or such), I later learned basic computer literacy such as word processing, a little of desktop publishing (like making greeting cards with Print Artist), a little about simple things in spreadsheets, all this and a few other things in Windows (version 98 through Vista). I also know how to use email. Also, I learned some more of BASIC programming using some free and low cost form which works in Windows but I'm sure it is not what most programmers use. I used a couple of personal computers for this.
Note as well, I found that Introductory Programming course to be really, really hard.
So how do I restart learning Computer Science and Programming? So much has changed over 30 years. I'm not good at using tutorials, having never made any progress with them. I've relied on books and only very few forums help for the low cost type of BASIC during the last few years. When I was earlier a student, I attended a class formally with a textbook, lecture, laboratory, and homework.
Advice! Advice! Advice!