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Old 18th August 2008
ocicat ocicat is offline
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Originally Posted by Crypt View Post
What would be a good start for an absolute beginner?
Find a good tutorial, & start wading through it. Searching for the language's name & the word "tutorial" in your search engine of choice is a start.

Yet in my opinion, online tutorials are still generally spotty, however there are some exceptions:You have not mentioned why you are wanting to learn, as the level of motivation is important in getting past the thorny issues which occur in all languages. Nevertheless, for a general purpose language, I would suggest learning Python first because its syntax is less esoteric, & it may be a gentler introduction to programming than the other languages mentioned.

If you are serious in your quest, getting a book at some point will be inevitable. My suggestions would be:I have each of these titles & can recommend each of them.

Last edited by ocicat; 18th August 2008 at 03:05 PM.
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