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Just started programming, any advise?

Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

I just started coding this weekend after I saw a YouTube video. I was very interested so I asked my dad about it (he codes) and he got me started on C#. I was wondering if anyone could give me advise as to how to learn C# or any other advise! Thanks!
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Re: Just started programming, any advise?

Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

Check out the C# Learning Series.
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Re: Just started programming, any advise?

Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

There are 20 other threads of "How do I start programming?" here on DIC, in the last month alone. Look around here in the C# area and in Cubical Corner. But please don't make everyone repost over and over and over because you couldn't be bothered to look around.


My standard beginner resources post - Updated JAN 2013


Plan your study route:
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.

  • First learn the language by working 2-5 "Learn C# in 30 days" type books cover to cover.
  • Do a dozen 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.
  • Learn to plan before you type.
  • THEN you start designing software with a purpose.



I don't learn from reading books: I learn by doing.
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I have little/no programming experience but I need to write a program by Friday that does XYZ.
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Resources, references and suggestions for new programmers.
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