DaemonForums  

Go Back   DaemonForums > Miscellaneous > Programming

Programming C, bash, Python, Perl, PHP, Java, you name it.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 19th August 2008
TerryP's Avatar
TerryP TerryP is offline
Arp Constable
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: USofA
Posts: 1,547
Thanked 112 Times in 104 Posts
Default

I think Carpetsmoker probably has a good point with his physics book analogy. In the end though it probably depends on the person; some people would find coding below asm more fun then winning the lotto, others wouldn't give a fart, and some would probably quit after hitting arrays (assuming a language that supports them). A thread awhile back that involved peoples kids having a good introduction to computers/etc and finding it to much trouble to do anything fun in writing code and giving up on it, comes to the fore front of my mind.


With the amount of info the OP has given, I don't really think anyone here can do more then give free advice. For something more serious, I'd recommend: Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years by Peter Norvig.


I suppose, that poses the question, does the OP want to learn programming or just learn a programming language? They are as different (in my humble opinion) as building a chair is from using a hammer.


Something simple allows one to do both learn to program and learn how to do something useful (with a smaller headache). And the hardest part of initial learning in one language, carries on into making learning other languages much more simple. At least, assuming you're not into enough advanced math or pure genius-like that such baby-steps are trivial.


I am young enough to remember the very learning curve that the very basic can have, on people that have no background in it.
__________________
My Journal

Thou shalt check the array bounds of all strings (indeed, all arrays), for surely where thou typest ``foo'' someone someday shall type ``supercalifragilisticexpialidocious''.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Undertaking computer science degree, which BSD for learning professional assembly? lionsong Programming 15 18th October 2009 11:26 PM
Learning how to program Solaris_Delta Programming 9 24th December 2008 07:58 PM
Learning Content Management System Oko General software and network 0 31st October 2008 04:02 AM
Learning Perl mtx Book reviews 7 22nd October 2008 05:55 PM
GUI Programming bsdnewbie999 Programming 6 17th August 2008 12:19 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick