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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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.

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

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 :wink: