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Avarice
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07 Oct 2009, 7:08 pm

I would like to know how to program. What language would be best to start with? What are some good tutorials to read?

I would appreciate the help, there are so many languages to choose from...



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07 Oct 2009, 7:39 pm

Avarice wrote:
I would like to know how to program. What language would be best to start with? What are some good tutorials to read?

I would appreciate the help, there are so many languages to choose from...


Try PERL.

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08 Oct 2009, 10:55 am

Python or Processing.

Tutorial for python
http://openbookproject.net//thinkCSpy/

processing
www.processing.org

Both are aimed at beginners. Both are widely cross platform.

Just like computerlove, they dont discriminate where they put their USB devices.


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08 Oct 2009, 12:45 pm

Python or VBS if you programming for the dreaded proprietary M$ programs.



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14 Oct 2009, 8:36 pm

I like perl.



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15 Oct 2009, 7:01 pm

Python seems to be the one to learn for beginners at the moment.


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15 Oct 2009, 7:49 pm

Java is a common beginner's language, and a good choice because it runs on most platforms (every major operating system as well as Windows, as my CS prof would say). For whatever reason Linux people seem to like Python a lot.


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16 Oct 2009, 3:28 am

Orwell wrote:
Java is a common beginner's language, and a good choice because it runs on most platforms (every major operating system as well as Windows, as my CS prof would say). For whatever reason Linux people seem to like Python a lot.


Its libre software, whereas Java has some issues.


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16 Oct 2009, 11:17 am

Fuzzy wrote:
Its libre software, whereas Java has some issues.

Sun has been moving to open-source Java, and the components which are not fully open-source yet are being rewritten and replaced. As long as I see something moving in the right direction, I'm willing to support it.


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16 Oct 2009, 1:30 pm

Orwell wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
Its libre software, whereas Java has some issues.

Sun has been moving to open-source Java, and the components which are not fully open-source yet are being rewritten and replaced. As long as I see something moving in the right direction, I'm willing to support it.


I, as well. Its about time to try gnash again though.


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