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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by dxpat4reel: 5:37pm On Dec 28, 2017
antobrige:
NJ
That should be ur starting point

It depends on your direction... If you are headed for web development HTML is good. HTML is not a programming language it is a markup language just like XML
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Presidentman: 8:12am On Dec 31, 2017
HELLO PEOPLE
Please, I need you to help me solve a challenge.

I have a page where I allow posts(including html) using CKeditor, purifying them with html purifier. But I now get this \r\n being displayed after every word when I make a post. Help?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Presidentman: 8:22am On Dec 31, 2017
happyjaja:
Hello, thanks for this thread. After reading, my hopes of becoming a programmer skyrocketed to the rocketed end��. I always wonder how this applications function, and how they came to be. But I don't really get nice stuffs online. I studied microbiology, I want to learn from scratch. There are some language terminologies that was used along the thread like end lines, DUI., ND stuffs like that. I will be grateful if a link will be provided to get me started as an amateur beginner and also mentorship will be appreciated. I look forward to writing programs for games (I like games well) n do something useful for microbiologist with it.
Python is good for games.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by WhyAmISoQuiet: 2:59pm On Dec 31, 2017
JavaScript
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by inspirational93: 11:51pm On Dec 31, 2017
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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 1:30am On Jan 01
fox524:
A beginners trick I learned way too late in the game of learning to code: repetition repetition repetition


The biggest issue I've come across in learning to code is that no matter what tutorial I've tried, there simple were never enough examples to work through to become proficient in whatever I was learning at the time. When I bring this up, it's generally met with "you just want to be spoon fed" or "you need to build stuff! Go and build" by programmers.

I've learned how to fix this issue. It's extremely simple:

Take the last exercise you were shown/taught and repeat it three times.

1st iteration is to make sure you understand what the hell's going on and can repeat it, do you understand the functions, the loops, the getters, setters and constructs? You won't understand because you'll need to keep referring to your last attempt, hence doing it two more times.

2nd iteration is to do the same project again but this time without referring to old code at all. It's not about memorizing. It's about understanding what you want to do next and what tool you need to slap in your code to get there and knowing how to do it...well, a little memorizing comes in handy but at a certain point you're no longer memorizing and you're more just 'knowing it'. Can you clean up your code a bit? Can you DRY it out some?

3rd iteration is to build on it. Can you add another property to the Class? If it's HTML can you add 6 columns with images instead of just 2? Just add poo to the project with what you already know. Add stuff that you learned 2-3 lessons ago but haven't touched since then.

After doing an exercise three times you'll go from "Monkey See, Monkey Do" all the way to "Monkey Know!"

You're correct.
By utilising this technique one can make great progress
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by egorov(m): 7:52pm On Jan 02
Hello. Pls can anyone recommend any IT institute in ibadan where I can learn programming. Thanks
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by cola: 11:59am On Jan 03
happyjaja:
Hello, thanks for this thread. After reading, my hopes of becoming a programmer skyrocketed to the rocketed end��. I always wonder how this applications function, and how they came to be. But I don't really get nice stuffs online. I studied microbiology, I want to learn from scratch. There are some language terminologies that was used along the thread like end lines, DUI., ND stuffs like that. I will be grateful if a link will be provided to get me started as an amateur beginner and also mentorship will be appreciated. I look forward to writing programs for games (I like games well) n do something useful for microbiologist with it.

@happyjaja
The best resources I've found for a beginner are these one here: http://inventwithpython.com/invent4thed/, http://inventwithpython.com/pygame
You can read the book online for free. You can also choose to buy the hard-copy on amazon.

It teaches Python in probably the most learner-friendly way. In fact, it teaches coding using several games as explained examples.

I hope you find it helpful.

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by honestpoju: 7:38pm On Jan 03
Hello everyone, I am a newbie.no background in programming at all, I have a strong interest in programming, specifically web development and mobile app development.

I need a strong teacher and mentor , guide on where to start of as a beginner. I reside in Lagos.

Thank you
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by phoenix17(m): 4:28pm On Jan 04
look out for cinder
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by JoshMedia(m): 9:49am On Jan 05
Javanian:




I'm sure both of you learnt programming in school, probably through computer science...i stand to be corrected...
Lol
Funny dudes
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by JoshMedia(m): 9:54am On Jan 05
lordZOUGA:

No, I taught myself whatever it is I know about programming or the ICT field.
I read books. nobody tutored me. I have never even met an actual software developer before. most of my contact with developers have been virtually(online).

but this is a matter of how best an individual can learn using a certain medium.

studying programming by reading is always better considering that most of your life as a programmer, you will be looking at written text and sifting through documentations.
Reading to pass exam?
My friend you are not reading to practice or write exam. Javanian is right, you sounded like someone who learnt programming through school.



What applies to you might not apply to others.
Good luck. I hope you grabbed now since it's 4/5years now
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by seunny4lif(m): 2:55pm On Jan 06
How setup PHP on Linux?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by umez(m): 9:42pm On Jan 06
please which institue is Good for Programming and Software Development. i wish to enroll
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by jbichene(m): 10:02pm On Jan 06
for me the best way to startup is with Qbasic and Vbasic , I started from them too and am now as far as andriod ,c++ and arduino
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by damzy88: 6:14pm On Jan 08
Hi everyone, thanks for your good work. Which should I learn first. Python, R, C++, C, C#, VB, Java, Pascal or Fortran. Kindly let me know your thoughts on each. Thanks
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by crowntoro(f): 9:53am On Jan 09
Hello guys
Please what can I use to unzip a zipped file?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by vickzdvipe(m): 10:55am On Jan 09
crowntoro:
Hello guys
Please what can I use to unzip a zipped file?
Winrar. 7zip, WinZip etc just do some googling.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Richkinwe: 9:25am On Jan 10
Programmers in the house, I hail everyone for the good work here. Please who knows how to use Matlab, Scilab or Mathematica software very well? I need help on how to code and run some ODE problems for my school project.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by hupernikao: 11:41pm On Jan 12
Richkinwe:
Programmers in the house, I hail everyone for the good work here. Please who knows how to use Matlab, Scilab or Mathematica software very well? I need help on how to code and run some ODE problems for my school project.

I can help out.
Give me your contact. I will call you.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Briannapearls: 9:22am On Jan 13
Good morning all,
Please where can I learn programming as a beginner in Port Harcourt.
I know virtually nothing. But, I'm positive about this.
Thanks.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Kokaine(m): 3:29pm On Jan 16
please where can i learn in kano
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Richkinwe: 12:03pm On Jan 17
hupernikao:

I can help out. Give me your contact. I will call you.
Okay. Thanks. Pls you can reach me on richkinwe@gmail.com
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by PrettySatan: 4:10am On Jan 19
damzy88:
Hi everyone, thanks for your good work. Which should I learn first. Python, R, C++, C, C#, VB, Java, Pascal or Fortran. Kindly let me know your thoughts on each. Thanks


I think to make yourself useful, employable in future with bright prospect, productive (as in quickly developing app with live usage) you should go the web way. By web-Way i mean Javascript/TypeScript ( Note TypecSript is a cleaner / superset / modernize / more-standard version of JavaScript.

Html5/Css /Javascript/Typescript is the future. As you can develop Hybrid Apps ( Either Mobile App on andriod or Ios, or Desktop App or WebSites ).

With that been said let me respond to your question in emphasis.
Python : Still used for most websites today but trust me its much more for scientific use than websites... I moved from Python to PHP and in my years of development, i do not think i used Python more than twice ( When i worked on imagery and satellite with Nigeria's Com-Sat1)
R: By R i guess you mean Ruby. I dont fancy this language because everything on this language is centered on the framework Ruby on rails. So what happens if you plan to develop a mobile app?.
VB: I have never been a fan. I think and believe its useless.
C#. I advise this to (c and c++).
C and C++. I believe they are just headache languages with memory issues and complexity in syntaxs. O the memory ish is so much an hell. I hate it.
Java: Old Jargon Leave it and Move to something productive with ease.


Do not get decieved that you need to not compare programming language. Some so called developers/ programmers will ask you to learn any. Some even go the route of advising you to learn fortran/ c. Dont listen to them. In most case on long run there is need for motivation which could be financial or in terms of seeing our products live with others using it.


Do Not Forget I am PrettySatan

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by sweetguy10(m): 9:19am On Jan 19
lexaydfg:
I am just a beginner.. started learning august 1st... Started with python and still reading... though I'm moving at a slow rate because of work and don't have a laptop yet.

I have an ebook.. it good and it simplified everything for python

"Learn python the hard way* by Zed Shaw.. It a great book..



Hello , please I’m interested in the Python E-book my email is wizdemon3000logs@yahoo.com. Thanks in anticipation
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ehtesham17: 11:41am On Jan 20
You can learn PHP Programming Language also with this you can learn AngularJS. You can fin details tutorials here.

http://www.phpcodify.com/php-registration-login-crud-app-admin-panel-mysql-bootstrap/PHP Registration Login Tutorial and Angularjs PHP MySQL

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ugomatt: 11:24pm On Jan 20
Javanian:
Due to the numerous "i want to start programming, which language should i start with" threads on this board i decided to create a thread that will address this issue. I am not a wonderful writer and i won't say i know it all but i will try. I urge every one on this board to correct me where i err an also contribute in whatever way you can to make this thread worth it. I will try as much as possible not to be biased in this write up.

Hey guys, if you have passion in tech and don't really know where to start from and most of us thinks maybe writing code is a gift From God, We all know how this world operates, its just about PRINCIPLES or maybe you are not doing what you are supposed to do the right way.
Lemme introduce myself, Am an Android developer and full stack web developer, i have decided to show those who have passion in tech the right way and right materials to learn.
Making an app shouldn't be a big thing or maybe developing a responsive website. All you need is to know the materials and have knowledge about it so you could start becoming a freelancer or even self employed. You can join the whatsapp group chat to start your carrer the right way.
Don't worry about payment, Its a FREE class.

https:///BNZW6V2gXGv7oncbVcEJXn

Feel free to ask your questions, i will try and answer the ones i can my Ogas in the house will help me with those i can't answer

Please every Programmer should try as much as possible to check on this thread once in a while to help answer some questions Newbies would like to ask.

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