How to begin......

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    How to begin......

    Right, i wanna start programming, but the dumb IT ppl @ school no **** all about it
    So i come here, as i wanna get a good start so i don't have to go to college to learn cos that will take years.......
    Any1 wanna help me?
    What is the best way to start?
    What is the best language to start?
    I am wanting to create programmes etc and i am willing to spend allot of time on learning programming, can any1 help?
    cheers - Tom aka 125

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    Go to uni or college and spend a couple of years learning programming. You'll never regret it and then you'll have a qualification to prove that you know how to program.

    Other than that, just get a good book say Idiots Guide to C or something. Look on Amazon for one with a good review.

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    I hate to point out the obvious
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    While you're at it, try Google.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    Angry reply

    ?so my best bet is to wait till i'm old enought for college?
    *jeez*

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    >?so my best bet is to wait till i'm old enought for college?
    No. Get a good book and read. There's plenty of tutorials on the web, and stacks of example code ranging from snippets to complete applications.

    If you're willing and able now, why wait till you're older?

    Besides, when you go to college, you'll only get told how to use scanf() and gets() incorrectly, like most of the other newbies that post their code here So get a head start!

    >...to learn cos that will take years.......
    We're all still learning... you never really stop.
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    Thumbs up cheers 4 the help

    I will have a go when i get my head together :P
    I think i may start on C, as i'v read about it and it sounds interesting that u can progress this language and use it in others eg C+, C++.
    What kind of programmes can C produce?

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    >u can progress this language and use it in others eg C+, C++.
    C+ ah? That old chestnut!

    >What kind of programmes can C produce?
    Good ones, bad ones.... anything ya like really
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    I was thinking of being a programmer as a job when i'm "older", isn't it 500 a week or something nice like that
    If it is, count me in :P

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    Re: reply

    Originally posted by Tom125
    I was thinking of being a programmer as a job when i'm "older", isn't it 500 a week or something nice like that
    If it is, count me in :P
    Wouldn't even get out of bed for anything less
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    >isn't it 500 a week or something nice like that
    Heheh, yes...something like that.

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