Is it good to start with Java as My first programming Languages?

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    Is it good to start with Java as My first programming Languages?

    hi,
    i am a newbiez in programming world. wanna some advice from u guys about it. Should i start with java rather than other programming? As i heard,that java is quite popular in these times.
    is it hard to learn?i need more suggestion from the ppl in the board there. Thanks a lot.

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    what answer do you aspect in a c-forum?

    every language is the best and the worst...

    if you want to start with java - well it is a good choice...

    if you want not to start with java - it's a good choice too

    ok, i'm not helping, sorry...

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    My advice to you is: Forget about programming, you look like a very impatient dude. There are better things you can do, like killing people for example. BTW, I hope you don't feel welcome here.

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    AH, series, you are a ray of sunshine as always.

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    Please ignore our resident idiot.

    It doesn't really matter what language you start with (though preferably not something silly like Ada)...

    ...most people start with a version of BASIC as it's the easiest language with the easiest commands. I say 'a version' as there are quite a lot :Liberty BASIC, Q BASIC, Dark BASIC...
    Pascal is another relatively easy-to-learn language.

    You can start with any language... it really is up to you. I started with C++ only because my first programming book was learn C++ in 24 hours. I knew little, if anything about programming at this stage. Surprisingly enough it takes a little bit longer than 24 hours to understand all the OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) concepts when you've only just started out.

    Go for JAVA if you like. It can be done though it's a complicated language as is C++. I really don't want to influence you too much as there is no ideal starter language...

    ...good luck!

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    Yeah, I'd say start with BASIC. It's designed to be easy for beginners.
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    Though I would give Dark BASIC a miss for a bit. If I recall it's designed for game programming.

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    If you are interested in programming, I think it's better to focus on learning the concepts of programming, rather than a particular language in the beginning.

    Once you have the concepts of logic and design down, then a language is really just syntax. I can recommend a really good book for doing this.

    Introduction to Programming: A Strategic approach by James Hanapel (Computer Genius) and Kenneth LeTraunik.
    ISBN 0-395-74711-2

    This book uses QBASIC to teach the foundations of computer programming that are used throughout all languages. It has great examples, Flow charting and illustrations for all you visual learners. This is the book we used for my very first programming class. Probably because the author was teaching the course.

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    Dark basic is the scourge of the universe. IF you use it, i will kill you with my own bare hands.

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