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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by Archaga » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:24 pm

I registered just to reply here. While I definitely don't know the best way to start, I've recently started with JavaScript and it's been very fun so far. There are many free sources of material to get started but I suggest going over to Codecademy.com if you haven't heard of it. They have Java, Python, and quite a few web tools like HTML, Ruby, etc and plenty of other tutorials (available if you opt-in for Beta testing them). Their method is purely text-based, simple to follow, to the point and easy going. I learned more in 10 minutes there than long video lessons had tried to teach in other sources. Unfortunately they do not have C/C++ nor Visual Basics (But they plan on adding them eventually).

I apologize if it looks like I'm blatantly advertising that site, but I truly do recommend it, my group of friends and I have been using it to learn Java to learn basic programming since the game engine we're trying to learn to use is heavily reliant on JavaScript.
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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by m0skit0 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:46 pm

RiotDX wrote:For a beginner, I would not recommend C or Java. I think the best thing to start out with would be Visual Basic.
I totally disagree. I started with BASIC and VB and it teaches you bad programming practices. I regret having lost so much time to learn real programming due to this.
Archaga wrote:I truly do recommend it, my group of friends and I have been using it to learn Java to learn basic programming since the game engine we're trying to learn to use is heavily reliant on JavaScript.
Java has nothing to do with JavaScript...
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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by pspfanMOHH » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:20 pm

C/C++ is recommended by me
Reasons:
Easy to learn(To me it was easy)
Is used in most devices such as PSP, PC, and ETC.
Most language uses C to be bulid so if you know C it will help with alots of other lanuages
C is used to make Homebrews, and Exploits(vHBL which is common right now)
And its one of the common and popular in internet.

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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by m0skit0 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:43 pm

pspfanMOHH wrote:Easy to learn(To me it was easy)
Not a valid reason to me. There are languages way easier (Python).
pspfanMOHH wrote:Is used in most devices such as PSP, PC, and ETC.
+1 Probably the languages that can be used to write programs for anything (from microprocessors to supercomputers). But I really don't like the expression "is used", it's confusing. Machines do not use any programming language, they only know binary (machine code). A more correct way to say this is "have compiler for most devices (architectures)" ;)
pspfanMOHH wrote:Most language uses C to be bulid so if you know C it will help with alots of other lanuages
Not really. I mean yes, other languages have their compilers/interpreters written in C, but this doesn't mean anything. If you mean other languages have a similar syntax, then somehow yes, but programming is more than just plain syntax :)
pspfanMOHH wrote:C is used to make Homebrews
Other languages are also used to make homebrews (LUA).
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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by pspfanMOHH » Thu May 09, 2013 3:36 am

Thanks for clarifying my post I have horrible english sorry, get bad grades in ELA

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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by watswat5 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:17 am

Java is a great platform to start. It's platform agnostic, so you can edit, compile and run your project once and have it run on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
It's well documented and widely used, so finding material on it should be as simple as a google search.
It's also available on Android phones, so mobile app development could be a possibility.
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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by onnz423 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:26 am

We just had course of C# (C sharp) At school it was pretty easy for beginner.
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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by Different55 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:16 am

I like Neko. It's pretty simple, actually, but the documentation could definitely be better, but you can pick it up in a fews days and I've had a lot of fun with it. Any function that Neko lacks can be added by compiling ndlls from C code. I made a test text adventure game, and I'm working on a simple IRC logger. It can be compiled into a standalone executable or a compiled .n file that can be run with the Neko virtual machine. Or you can just run the .neko file. Another good thing about Neko is that it works on Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.

If anyone is learning and has any questions, you can email me at jdiff55 at gmail dot com.

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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by m0skit0 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:59 am

onnz423 wrote:We just had course of C# (C sharp) At school it was pretty easy for beginner.
Bad thing about C# is that it's Microsoft's and thus limited to Windows.
Different55 wrote:I like Neko
First time I hear this language. Looks like nice, but you're not likely to find any job with this language. Also looking at its features you can basically study Java instead.
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Re: Good programming language for beginner.

Post by Acid_Snake » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:03 pm

I started out with Python, now I know C, C++ and MIPS and I'm currently learning Java and x86. TBH, I would recommend a language that is general enough for you to learn the universal basics of programming, without getting into much language-specific details, from there on you can then focus on whatever language you prefer. Sadly I do not know any language where you can do this, I could recommend BASIC or Visual Basic, but my experience with BASIC is small and my experience with Visual Basic is null.

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