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    bozochap NNTP User

    Default Beginner Programming - Advice/direction

    Hi

    I i have no experience in programming or where to start and i was hoping someone could point me in the right direction so i can teach myself programming. If i counts I have dual boot with opensuse and vista

    Thanks

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    If you don't have any specific goal I'd start with a scripting language
    that was cross-platform, such as Perl or PHP. They're typically easy to
    use, don't require compiling, and work on any system.

    Good luck.





    bozochap wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I i have no experience in programming or where to start and i was
    > hoping someone could point me in the right direction so i can teach
    > myself programming. If i counts I have dual boot with opensuse and
    > vista
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

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    I like PHP but that's personal view. It was just great for me as a newb. In the compilable arena there's freebasic (you can work in both windows and Linux) as an introductory but quite powerful language which might then lead you into C later on as a really easy step.
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    Tarko NNTP User

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    I think in python for you, it's easy and powerful, if you know about C++ then Qt is the best choice.

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    Default Re: Beginner Programming - Advice/direction

    I'll second that suggestion.
    Start with something that would be practical and useful to you - that you'd use all the time, etc.
    Perl, Bash scripting, Python.
    I taught myself PHP because I wanted to write my own blogging tool; in the process I learned some ins and outs of the GD libraries (wrote a 'bum sign generator' a while back. Wicked fun).
    But I don't use PHP everyday.

    Now Bash and Perl - that's another story.
    Don't let me anywhere near your command line

    Quote Originally Posted by ab@novell.com View Post
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    If you don't have any specific goal I'd start with a scripting language
    that was cross-platform, such as Perl or PHP. They're typically easy to
    use, don't require compiling, and work on any system.

    Good luck.





    bozochap wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I i have no experience in programming or where to start and i was
    > hoping someone could point me in the right direction so i can teach
    > myself programming. If i counts I have dual boot with opensuse and
    > vista
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

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