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    The easiest language structure is found in HTML (to make websites). If you're a 100% newbie to programming, try that first.
    I started out as a IRC-scripter (of all things), and learned the way that UNIx and Linux do things.
    Then I continued as a web programmer with languages such as PHP, JavaScript and ActionScript (flash) in addition to HTML.
    After that I started with server scripting and python.
    Now I'm trying to learn C++, but it's going really slow...

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    I went right off the bat into C, i picked up a book when i was 12. I'm 16 now and i know C++ well enough to say that i am quite advanced. I did not find C to be all that difficult.
    Is that air you're breathing?

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    Chris - Java is by no means a good starting programming language... the newb trying to learn it wil be so bogged down with OOP concepts that he won't learn the basics solidly enough and will end up giving up.

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    Originally posted by Aran Elus
    Chris - Java is by no means a good starting programming language... the newb trying to learn it wil be so bogged down with OOP concepts that he won't learn the basics solidly enough and will end up giving up.
    That's funny, because I didn't give up. I'm doing very well right now and I have Java to thank for that. To each his own.

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    >> to each his own.

    I'd say the chances of successfully starting off with Java are 1 in a thousand at least. It's giving me allitle trouble and i've been programming C++ for a good 9 months and understand all the OOP concepts of C++...

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    come to think of it, the amount of people that decide to start programming these days is higher, and more people who know relatively nothing about a computer are trying to start programming. When we were kids, we got a good jump at computers and started programming after 4+ years of active computer use. These people get the internet and decide to start programming because they think it's "kewl". We have more people that need to be shot trying to program then ever.

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    if u want to lrn prg, learn HTML
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    Pascal.
    it is better to go with HTML, u can do it on notepad n dont need a compiler!
    plus u will see the web in a whole new way!

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    Correct me if i'm wrong but....

    HTML - HyperText Markup Language
    PASCAL - a Procedural Programming Language

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    Scheme is supposed to be a good beginners language.
    There are several books which teach programming concepts with it.

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    Correct me if i'm wrong but....

    HTML - HyperText Markup Language
    PASCAL - a Procedural Programming Language
    Absolutely correct. And I thank you for pointing it out as it saved me the time.

    Personally I went the Basic->Pascal->C++ way and rather enjoyed it. It nice having those joyous discoveries of each new language as they get progressivly better.

    Nothing->Basic:
    Oh look: I can print my name on the screen! Plus, I can even ask you to enter your name!

    Basic->Pascal:
    Oh, look: I can format my code and the evil automatic syntax checker is GONE! Plus, as this isnt a scripting language, my code runs faster than Bill Gates would after a lobotomy.

    Pascal->C++:
    Oh look: Power, OO, versatility. Plus, there is no such command as "uses".
    "There's always another way"
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    Chris - Java is by no means a good starting programming language... the newb trying to learn it wil be so bogged down with OOP concepts that he won't learn the basics solidly enough and will end up giving up.
    Unfortunately, the AP people are changing the Comp Sci AP cirriculum from C++ to Java in two years. So people are going to start programming with Java, so I hope you're wrong.

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    Originally posted by tim545666
    Unfortunately, the AP people are changing the Comp Sci AP cirriculum from C++ to Java in two years.
    There is a reason they are doing that. Seriously though, that has been the trend at colleges around here. Very to me.

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    JavaScript gets my vote... the syntax is almost identical, and it's much easier to program in.

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    Originally posted by Dual-Catfish
    JavaScript gets my vote... the syntax is almost identical, and it's much easier to program in.
    I think he's asking about true programming languages.

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    come to think of it, the amount of people that decide to start programming these days is higher, and more people who know relatively nothing about a computer are trying to start programming. When we were kids, we got a good jump at computers and started programming after 4+ years of active computer use. These people get the internet and decide to start programming because they think it's "kewl". We have more people that need to be shot trying to program then ever.
    Thats why visual basic was invented...

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