View Poll Results: How do you learn programming?

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    3 3.90%

How are you learning programming?

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    How are you learning programming?

    How are you learning programming?

    1. At School
    2. Self Taught
    3. Self Taught (study or buddy group)
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    i'm self taught

    i'm self taught for 3 years now, but at school i'm taking some dumb courses just for credits

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    self-taught . . .










    . . . Only way to go!
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    I like to consider myself self taught because i learned very little from going to lectures. I would read the chapters in the book a few times to understant what was going on.
    When i took CS2 we basically got worksheets every class that gave a little outline of what we were supposta be learning, but this was mostly review for me. The rest of the worksheet was our lab activity for the class.
    Next I took Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA) and used the book rather than the leactures to learn. Maybe it was becuase i would fall asleep, and if i wasen't asleep i couldn't understant my prof cus of his accent. The STL reference on the SGI site helped out.
    Does this count as being self taught, even tho i learned the material for a class? I mean the only person that made me understand was myself reading the book

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    I'm teaching myself... But it's a bumpy road, because I'm pretty young for the stuff I'm trying to learn and the teachers at my school don't know anything about this stuff

    "Most advanced" programming language they teach is Visual Basic 5

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    self-taught. Books are the best becuase you can learn whenever you want to and there is no pressure and no competition and you can learn at your own pace. I'm going into year 9 next year (i am 14) and I think that I already know more than the computer teachers! (they're not that good) so I think that teaching myself may be the only way.

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    both for me, most CS classes at university are in Java (but next one is Computer Architecture, in assembly), but learning C++ at home.
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    ive been teaching myself C++ for quite a while now with books, inet resources etc and now im learning Java (ergh) at Uni.
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    I didn't like the Programming teacher at Uni., that's why I do it at home.

    But I'd like to have a teacher, or take a course. I think it'd be the best way to start, and once you know what's going on, then you can move on by yourself.

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    Well I am replying to my own post, oh well....



    I am self taught for the meantime, but once I finish high school I am planning to go to college to learn programming....I want to get degrees on it.
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

    "...The only real game I thank in the world is baseball..." --Babe Ruth

    "Life is beautiful"-Don Corleone right before he died.

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    Left cprog on 1-3-2005. Don't know when I am coming back. Thanks to those who helped me over the years.

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    Post BTW

    BTW, I think that this thread should be moved to the GD board, don't you?

    Or is it only about C++?

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    Well, I'm in a class, but the way the class works, we basically teach ourselves out of the book and our teacher just helps us with debugging and making fun of us...

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    Self tought with the good old, "Trial, Error, and Deletion of the Hard Drive When Screwing Up" method.

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    i'm in comp sci II at my school, but the teacher basically knows nothing about c++, and just hands out assignments sometimes.

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