At 9/16/12 02:16 PM, Grimnar01 wrote:
Well as the subject states I just barely got into the world of programming. I would just like to to know where I should begin or any tips or software I should be aware of as far as writing programs and languages. Just some basic stuff or even ideas on what sort of program to write.
I said this to some other guy, but here :)
"Well, being 15, I've manage to pick up a few.
Start of with QBasic. Lots of the operators and commands are childishly easy, should take you a few weeks, if you're very hard working. Then, I'd move on to DBase. DBase is a bit more advanced, but the layout is more similar to other languages. I can't give you an exact time estimate for it. And after that [where I currently am] is C. There is C,C+,C++etc. Master them, and most other languages should be easier. Python, JAVA, Unix etc.etc. HTML doesn't help much when it comes to games. After you finish C, [and all it's advancements] you're pretty much set. Learn Flash,Java,Python etc.etc. and you'll be able to do your thing. If you want to take programming seriously.....
READ BOOKS. I'm serious. They are POTS OF GOLD when it comes to information. I haven't read any myself, but my dad, a computer architect told me to. I've just gotten the free time.
Trust me, this is probably the best way you can learn :) Take it from a fellow programmer. I know QBasic, DBase, and a bit of C. Currently, in my school, we're learning theory on the hardware of computers for this year. That is important too.
Remember, there are NO SHORTCUTS. You WILL have to bust your ass. This is not a slow process. Probably could take 3 years.. Don't let me discourage you however, I'm just giving you a feel of how it's gonna be. Prepare to be in this for the long run. Excuse me if my post has any inaccuracies. :D
On a side note : First post :O "