Thread: how to start learning computer programming?

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    Question how to start learning computer programming?

    Hello, guys how are you doing? i am new to this website and i have a queation but i think it sounds crazy. let me tell you about me first; i am a network administrator in a clinic. in this clinic they have software such as VB6, .NET and Web Applications they bought it from software company. a programmer from the software company came and showed me how to administrate the database in the clinic. their database is SQL server 2000 and 2005. and i am familiar with SQL server ( backup, import&export, how to execute queries using analizer, IIS6, .NET frame work 2.0.... and thier software applications. right now, i am interested with programming. but it very hard for me how to begin with. so, my question is

    1. how and where to begin to learn programming language and how long does it take to understand the language. it there any easy way to start leaning or any free website for beginners? please guys i need your help

    thank you

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    Usually it's by acquiring a book and reading it, and then by making exercises.
    Meanwhile, questions you don't understand goes into a programming board (C/C++ is the best languages for this board, C# might work as well, but there are fewer experts here on the topic).
    After completing a beginner's book, you would continue with something more advanced. And remember to keep writing programs for exercise.

    Or you could take a course in your programming language of choice.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Microsoft C# Programming for the Absolute Beginner

    sounds like it might be a good book.

    To answer your question...

    Well there's understanding the programming language, than there's understanding Object-Oriented Programming itself.
    Neither is a quick process. another forum I might suggest for is over at Microsoft's
    Really ASP.NET is what you're trying to learn, and consequently, a programming language like C#.

    ASP.NET is not a language, it's a tool.

    ASP stands for Active Server Page.

    Classic ASP (which has been replaced by ASP.NET) was Microsoft's version of the traditional, unix-based web development tools (namely PHP).

    So if your site runs on a unix server, you would typically use:
    HTML/CSS + PHP + JavaScript. Where PHP is the "server script". PHP is a programming language.

    Classic ASP would use:
    HTML/CSS + VisualBasic + JavaScript. Where Visual Basic was the server scripting language.

    Nowadays, ASP.NET uses:
    HTML/CSS + VisualBasic OR C# + JavaScript. Where now C# can be used as the server script. Also, the sever scripts are no longer embedded in the HTML,
    ASP.NET separates the server script into "code behind" files. This greatly improves code maintainability and readability, and also offers the most complete "object-oriented" web development model I've ever seen.

    .NET is literally a library of tools that can be used in client and server applications.

    C# is a powerful object-oriented programming language that is used not only for developing rich client applications (Like desktop applications and computer games), but now also extends itself to Web Applications (ASP.NET applications).
    Last edited by StainedBlue; 09-13-2009 at 08:37 AM.

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    Ive just started learning c#..I use it for application so i bought in c# and vb for beginners and book is pretty good..if you want to learn just c#,get Microsoft C# Programming for the Absolute Beginner.and the best way is to get a book,read it,do an example,write your own stuff. Good luck!

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