Where did you begin to learn programming?

Which language do you prefer and why?

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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

I have quite a few books on several different languages and quite a few web sites that I refer to quite often.

Also I have a few courses next year in programming. :)
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:11 PM

IA-32 Assembly is fun. :)
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:46 PM

View Postmikeblas, on 30 Jun, 2008 - 09:22 PM, said:

Assembly is a language that you feed an assembler, and it outputs machine language. C++ is a language you feed a C++ compiler, an it outputs machine language.

I thought a C++ (or any compiler) would output assembly language, and an assembler would assemble that into machine language.

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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:13 PM

View Postjacobjordan, on 5 Jul, 2008 - 12:46 AM, said:

View Postmikeblas, on 30 Jun, 2008 - 09:22 PM, said:

Assembly is a language that you feed an assembler, and it outputs machine language. C++ is a language you feed a C++ compiler, an it outputs machine language.

I thought a C++ (or any compiler) would output assembly language, and an assembler would assemble that into machine language.

It probably depends on the compiler. GCC I'm pretty sure does what you said.

It's kind of a pointless thing to argue about though, no offense. :blink:
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:03 AM

Is wondering this for a while because I only started programming because my brother does it and I'd like to make software that I'd like. I also get started programming by reading books like Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 hours and Java Phrase Book.

So why did you start and where did you learn?
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:16 AM

Mostly I was self taught but after reading some of these posts, talking to other programmers in the industry where I used to work.

I found these books a great start.

Code Complete
Rapid Development

C Programming For The Absolute Beginner
C Programming Just the FAQS

Any of the Head First Books in the O'reilly catalog
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 06 July 2008 - 08:26 AM

I think there is a similar thread that like this started a while ago ?
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:23 PM

http://www.dreaminco...wtopic55165.htm

Merge?
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:25 PM

I'll merge it now :)

Done :^:
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

I, being into video games and computer stuff and planning on a career in that sort of field, spontaneously decided to pick up C++ Without Fear by Brian Overland at the book store one day, and went home to learn it myself.

Then when my sophomore year of high school started, I took a programming concepts class which taught me nothing because I'd read half the book already and it was aimed to teach those with 0 coding knowledge. I got 105% (and the highest grade of the class) on my final project, probably because I just did a few minigames and a main menu which all opened each other.

During that year (and also over the last few weeks) I have also worked on my mad HTML skills, which are actually mediocre.

Then I spent about a day and a half frantically learning Allegro, which I then got bored of and dropped.

More recently, a local bookstore is closing so all of their stuff is cheap; I got an Xbox 360 a few months ago and have been wanting to get started on XNA, so I picked up a book on XNA 3.0 (the most recent one they had), and have made button-mashers and a drum pad.

I know the basics of a few languages rather than one language really well. I plan on doing this for at least a few more (Java, maybe others) because when I hit college or my first real programming job and need to know a specific language, I'll have a head start no matter which one.

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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:26 AM

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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:41 PM

Wow, forgot to check the date. My failure. :oops:
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Re: Where did you begin to learn programming?

Posted 29 July 2011 - 03:03 PM

View Postbiggles2008, on 18 June 2008 - 10:10 AM, said:

Okay, i have a short fuse when it comes to programming, unable to remember the uses and functions of the language so i get annoyed. I get annoyed because its what i want to do, i find it interesting but i cant remember :angry: :crazy: .

So i though id ask you all, Where did you learn to program? School, websites, books???

So i can see which could be best for me :)

Also which language do you prefer and why?

hello.I am a bengening programer,so i use python and i also prefer it because it is easy to learn and it is also
one of the languages that support structured programing.but if you are an experianced programer then i prefer C++/C and perl.
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