When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

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When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:30 AM

Just out of curiosity, which web site do you think offers the best tutorials for new programmers OTHER THEN DIC. We were all learning once!

I like:

www.w3schools.com
www.cplusplus.com

Anybody else have a preference?
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

Well when I started learning programming there wasn't an internet, we learned from books lol
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

The first website I found, and no lie....not trying to suck up... this one. It helped me figure out how to create a program in C for a class I was in.
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:33 PM

View Postprogramming4life, on 20 Apr, 2008 - 03:15 PM, said:

The first website I found, and no lie....not trying to suck up... this one. It helped me figure out how to create a program in C for a class I was in.


I like: http://tutorials.dreamincode.net! :P

But seriously, it is the first one I found! ;) :^:
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 02:51 PM

Book's for me.
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:55 AM

I learn't programming from the PAWN language documentation.
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:02 AM

There was no internet when Commodore comps were in. Maybe BBSs later. So like Psycho I started with books (unbelievable).
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:37 AM

View Post1lacca, on 21 Apr, 2008 - 04:02 AM, said:

There was no internet when Commodore comps were in. Maybe BBSs later. So like Psycho I started with books (unbelievable).


What? NO ARPANET for you?
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:13 AM

I think it was not available here, when I went to primary school. Even relational databases were embargoed (due to the cold war), and only a selected few had some access to them. Using modems were expensive, because telephones were rare and the rates quite high. So you could get only C64s and similar comps and some books and mags. (Later the situation changed pretty quickly.)
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:41 AM

w3schools.com
tizag.com

and BOOKS!

neither w3schools or tizag correctly teaches how to interpolate variables into PHP. a book i picked up co-authored by rasmus lerdorf did.
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:44 AM

I always preferred a book. I'm a big fan of highlighting things. Tutorials are great though for practicing certain concepts it the book is just reference and not a teaching book. The Head First book series has some great exercises and does the Quickstart or whatever its called.
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

I liked looking through the now defunct http://www.flipcode.com/ . Now I just look at the documentation for whatever I'm working with, or NeHe's for OpenGL which I'm still novice at (http://nehe.gamedev.net/)
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:26 PM

As I can say this, tutorials mostly teach one concept or another concept, now I was thinking to make a beginners introduction to perl, but I haven't gotten to writing that.
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:27 PM

I had a dial-up connection when I started out.
I chose to buy books instead.
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Re: When you were new to programming, what was your favorite tutorial site

Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:12 PM

View PostKYA, on 21 Apr, 2008 - 07:37 AM, said:

View Post1lacca, on 21 Apr, 2008 - 04:02 AM, said:

There was no internet when Commodore comps were in. Maybe BBSs later. So like Psycho I started with books (unbelievable).


What? NO ARPANET for you?

The internet was not publicly accessible until 1989 (to my knowledge). Books, Programming Magazines, BBSs, & Newsgroups were where you obtained information in the 80's.
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