View Poll Results: How do you learn programming?

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  • At School

    16 20.78%
  • Self Taught

    58 75.32%
  • Self Taught (study or buddy group)

    3 3.90%

Thread: How are you learning programming?

  1. #46
    Registered User Ever1234's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    Self taught for 3 years, I want to take it in school. Have to finish one math credit to take a QBasic course, that will be the easiest class Iv ever taken. I figure Ill be takin the c course by my senior year
    "The world has seen the state of our union, AND IT IS STRONG"

    -- George Bush

  2. #47
    Self Taught
    What will people say if they hear that I'm a Jesus freak?
    What will people do if they find that it's true?
    I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak, there is no disguising the truth!

    Jesus Freak, D.C. Talk


  3. #48
    Registered User larry's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    Self taught. Currently "learning" Pascal at university, but I hope they'll do some more C and C++ in next year.
    Please excuse my poor english...

  4. #49
    Pascal? Is that still even useful? I haven't heard about that for a while now. I'm currently trying to teach myself ASM and some web scripting languages.
    What will people say if they hear that I'm a Jesus freak?
    What will people do if they find that it's true?
    I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak, there is no disguising the truth!

    Jesus Freak, D.C. Talk


  5. #50

    Post Pascal

    OHHH! Pascal is very much alive!!!

    It is not used as much in professional developing since c and c++ but it is an excellent language to learn from and many schools still use it to teach programming. It is also powerful. I have done well with Pascal and amnow moving on to COBOL.
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

  6. #51
    Registered User Kuplex's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    both classes and self-teaching: I took a class in high school but me and a few friends went far beyond the school's teachings and found ourself out-doing the programming teacher many times. You'd be surprised how much you can learn in a short time. But I can still say I'm an amatuer: only known C/C++ for about a eyar and a half
    "The only thing you can count on is uncertainty."

    Must I explain myself futher?

  7. #52
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    Moved per requests....

    Also - self taught for C/C++ & BASIC
    took classes for VB, ASM, Pascal, and Java...

  8. #53
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    Aug 2001
    self taught in C++ and qbaisic

    PS why does microsoft make it so you can't learn there stuff on the web. (windows api, directx )
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

  9. #54
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    Jan 2002
    You CAN learn DirectX on the web... jsut look around on the microsoft site.

  10. #55
    train spotter
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    Aug 2001
    near a computer
    I am a paid programmer. Had less than a year classes in Pascal, COBOL and C.

    Blagged my way into a R&D engineering firm, partially on my hardware knowledge, then taught myself the WIN32 API as I learned more complex stuff.

    I was lucky, that they gave me a start without experience / degree and kept me on while I got up to speed. Now I get the latest hardware to play with including video grabbers, modified hi-res digital video cameras and the worlds biggest trains.

    Little pieces of paper are important to a lot of employers especially if you have no comercial experience.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

  11. #56
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    Aug 2001
    At Uni for C (although you really teach yourself), and self-taught trying to learn C++/Java over the past few months.

  12. #57
    Registered User breed's Avatar
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    Oct 2001
    Self taught with HTML,
    ............distance learning(which is like self taught)
    ............for Pascal & .C
    ............(still struggling with C)
    ............can't wait to get to grips in C++
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his
    shoes. After that, who cares.. He's a mile away and you've got
    his shoes.
    ************William Connoly

  13. #58
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    Jan 2002
    i'm still in high school.
    do i still have to take a college course to learn c even if i just need pointers(no pun intended) to become better? i don't know much about colleges. can i just take a proficiency test of some kind to show i know it?

  14. #59
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    Sep 2001
    I'm 15 (year 10 = 10th grade?) and self taught (about a year now). Might take a few courses when I'm older to get real qualifications.

  15. #60
    Registered User compjinx's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    Trial and Error
    "The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit."
    Eric Porterfield.

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