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New to programming and coding.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hello to all the members of this great forum for programers.
I need your help.

I am totally new to programming and I don't know from what to start.
I will be grateful for any kind of advice or any kind of a link or studding materials which will help me to get the basic in order to finally start my programming life :helpsmilie:
Hope you will help me.
I am almost 24 and I feel that with a help of all of you this is the right time to start my coding life.

Thanks!

best regards!!

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Re: New to programming and coding.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

What language do you want to learn? System or web development?

I would recommend reading over tutorials for those languages. Trial & error, trial & error.
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Re: New to programming and coding.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Thanks for the quick answer mate!

Developing.
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Re: New to programming and coding.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:44 AM


My standard beginner resources post


We have a tutorials section and a learning C# series of articles.

First learn the language by working 2-5 "Learn C# in 30 days" type books cover to cover. Do a couple hundred on-line tutorial projects where you build what you're told to build, the way you are told to build it WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHY so you can learn.

There are three routes people seem to take when learning programming.
  • Just start trying to create programs
  • Start taking apart other programs and try to figure out the language by reverse engineering
  • Follow a guided learning course (school or self-teaching books)


For the life of me I can't figure out why people try 1 & 2. I strongly suggest taking the guided learning approach. Those book authors go in a certain order for a reason: They know what they're doing and they know the best order to learn the materials.

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Where do I start?


You start by learning a coding language FIRST.
Learn to plan before you type.
THEN you start designing software with a purpose.


If this sounds like you

Newbie/Rookie said:

I have a little programming experience but I need to write ...
read this section
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Otherwise, you can just jump to the resources here:
Some of the tutorials below are for C# or Java not C, C++, VB.NET [...]. But the conceptual stuff of classes, object oriented design, events etc. are not language specific and should give you enough guidance in theory of program development for you to be able to look-up specific code example in your chosen coding language.



Resources, references and suggestions for new programmers. - Updated Oct 2012
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Re: New to programming and coding.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

View PostWannaBeProgrammer, on 27 November 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

Thanks for the quick answer mate!

Developing.



Developing... what?
Web sites, desktop applications, mobile applications, systems tools, photographs... what? Your answer there will guide you towards some set of languages useful for doing that. Learn one, some, or many of those languages, and start writing things. That'll be a start, anyway.
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Re: New to programming and coding.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Something else you might consider: Read over the list Frequently Asked Questions. These are things that new coders commonly ask and get hung up on. Don't expect it all to make sense on day one. But if you have it rolling around in the back of your mind it might help you avoid common pitfalls.


tlhIn`toq's FAQ list

Learning to debug one's own code is an essential skill. Sadly, one that apparently few college courses teach. Silly if you ask me.

Placing breakpoints and walking through the code line by line allows you to actually WATCH it execute.

Visualizing what your code does will let you see why it behaves the way it does.

It would be well worth your time to do the tutorials on FAQ 2. A couple hours learning this skill will save you hundreds of hours of confusion in one project alone.


TOP most asked:
What does this error message mean?
FAQ 2: How do I debug
FAQ 3: How do I make Class1/Form1 talk to Class2/Form2


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions - Updated NOV 2012
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