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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by noordean(m): 7:07am On Nov 23, 2018
Johnmattee:
Does web development really worth it? It take years to be proficient in web development/design, even software development. And for someone diving into this from another field other than computer science might have issue with employment because most of the ICT firms require a degree in computer science and reasonable years of working experience. For a graduate like me who wants to learn a skill that won't take a long time to master. Is there any hope or any other suggestion from you is welcomed.
Thank you.
Most software companies don't care about your certificate any more. They only care about what you know and how you can add values to the company. Though you *may* have a better chance if you studied an engineering/science related course, I *think* with that they believe you should have a good *problem solving* skill which is one important aspect of software development. How long it takes before getting proficient actually depends on how ready you are and how passionate you are about this whole thing. There are many resources you can get online, it now depends on how you use your time. I'm a web developer and I didn't study computer science.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by noordean(m): 7:10am On Nov 23, 2018
Softhands:
From what I know now, Start with Python, then C++ and the move to JavaScript... Big companies will be running after you in no time.
Why c++ before JavaScript for a beginner ?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Johnmattee(m): 8:46am On Nov 23, 2018
noordean:

Most software companies don't care about your certificate any more. They only care about what you know and how you can add values to the company. Though you *may* have a better chance if you studied an engineering/science related course, I *think* with that they believe you should have a good *problem solving* skill which is one important aspect of software development. How long it takes before getting proficient actually depends on how ready you are and how passionate you are about this whole thing. There are many resources you can get online, it now depends on how you use your time. I'm a web developer and I didn't study computer science.
Wow, thanks for the word of encouragement. I'll be willing to learn from you bro. I really have some other questions, i don't know if i can contact you, but this is my number: 08167240982 for whatsapp and Telegram
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Jidesam01: 11:06am On Nov 23, 2018
DutchNegro:
Good evening great people, who knows this IT training institute called IIHT.. How efficient are they? Their JAVA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE training duration is 3months scheduled for 9am - 12am or 1pm - 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays while weekend program runs from 10am - 3pm.. pls, let the experts evaluate this for me o. Can I really learn PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE within this time frame?

Thank you for your contributions.
where is it located and how much is the training fee?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Hibrahym: 10:00pm On Nov 25, 2018
noordean:

Why c++ before JavaScript for a beginner ?
Because JS engines are mostly written in C++ duh
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by DutchNegro(m): 10:07am On Nov 26, 2018
Jidesam01:
where is it located and how much is the training fee?

No 77, Ojuelegba Road. The usual fee is #131,000 but there is a price slash to #65,000 till the end of December this year.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Richybaby: 10:23am On Nov 30, 2018
Can a beginner start with low-level assembly language?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Bigboy289(m): 12:35am On Dec 05, 2018
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by stanliwise(m): 10:10am On Dec 11, 2018
Richybaby:
Can a beginner start with low-level assembly language?
to be truthful it quite tough. why not start with javscript?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by clintoo1: 12:08pm On Dec 11, 2018
start with HTML and CSS reach us @ Naijadomians.com
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by masterfactor(m): 6:29pm On Dec 11, 2018
I started learning programming from 2012, but due to some factors I abandoned it. I want to start afresh and I have some questions to ask
1. I plan on using Ubuntu os, since I was told that it is great for programmer, how true is that.
2. if question one answer is yes, what are the alternative program to download on Ubuntu. like eclipse,netbeans e.t.c alternative.
3.which compiler alternative does it have
my bosses in the house, I am looking forward to your reply
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Regiinald: 11:18pm On Dec 11, 2018
It is still surprising that most Nigerian Universities don't teach 21st century programming languages... Techmanga
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by makano(m): 10:21am On Dec 13, 2018
How will you advise a beginner to start with C++? Python is good to start with after which you go into Javascript..
Softhands:
From what I know now, Start with Python, then C++ and the move to JavaScript... Big companies will be running after you in no time.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Tekpost: 6:31pm On Dec 13, 2018
This is the best advice:

Start with easy languages, don't be ashamed you can begin with even VB or Basic to be familiar with programming and it's syntax.
Start off with simple languages like HTML/CSS for website development. Install HTML kit IDE and bootstrap.
Start with C, or C++, Java, C# for software development, install Visual Studio, and Netbeans IDE.
Get a very good book.
Get a course instructor.
Take courses on a particular language.
Join development communities on telegram, GitHub, stackoverflow, and read articles on sites like code project.
Practice, Practice, Practice!!!
You must be determined, and passionate about it to go further.
Make sure you learn the basics, and make use of frameworks.

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Softhands(m): 8:34pm On Dec 13, 2018
Dem fence your eyes? you no see python for there?
makano:
How will you advise a beginner to start with C++? Python is good to start with after which you go into Javascript..
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by assurancefemi: 4:40am On Dec 15, 2018
i tire ooo
C++ is like a low level lang
Not as abstract as Javascript
Truth is start with HTML and CSS you'll feel more comfortable learning futher
then Javascript...since it can run on web browsrs
makano:
How will you advise a beginner to start with C++? Python is good to start with after which you go into Javascript..
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ThetruthMAN: 3:20am On Dec 17, 2018
I THINK YOU SHOULD START WITH HTML AND CSS, THEY ARE EASY TO LEARN AND THEN YOU CAN MOVE TO JAVA OR PHYTON
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by nurain150(m): 8:31am On Dec 21, 2018
masterfactor:
I started learning programming from 2012, but due to some factors I abandoned it. I want to start afresh and I have some questions to ask
1. I plan on using Ubuntu os, since I was told that it is great for programmer, how true is that.
2. if question one answer is yes, what are the alternative program to download on Ubuntu. like eclipse,netbeans e.t.c alternative.
3.which compiler alternative does it have
my bosses in the house, I am looking forward to your reply
First I use Ubuntu Linux..first Linux is hard not like window you can do everything with the mouse you first need to start learning bash shell simple commands..but it easy Sha ..the rule is don't be discouraged...... Ubuntu is amazing with a lot of software as it Linux np antivirus need you are virus free you can even write your OS code as the code for Ubuntu is available you can modify Ubuntu and make your OS by yourself.... Anyway I broke my Ubuntu twice you need backup
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by masterfactor(m): 2:59pm On Dec 21, 2018
nurain150:

First I use Ubuntu Linux..first Linux is hard not like window you can do everything with the mouse you first need to start learning bash shell simple commands..but it easy Sha ..the rule is don't be discouraged...... Ubuntu is amazing with a lot of software as it Linux np antivirus need you are virus free you can even write your OS code as the code for Ubuntu is available you can modify Ubuntu and make your OS by yourself.... Anyway I broke my Ubuntu twice you need backup
Thanks bro, I downloaded the latest Ubuntu distro from their website and I use my flash drive as a bootable disk, with the use of Rufus, it boot to Ubuntu and anytime i click on try Ubuntu or run Ubuntu, it's just brings up a purple screen with error and doesn't work. how do I resolve this.
note. my machine is a dual core with clocktower of 2.0ghz and 4gb ram,358 of video memory, though it from Intel mobile family chipest.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by masterfactor(m): 3:00pm On Dec 21, 2018
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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by nurain150(m): 5:38pm On Dec 21, 2018
masterfactor:

Thanks bro, I downloaded the latest Ubuntu distro from their website and I use my flash drive as a bootable disk, with the use of Rufus, it boot to Ubuntu and anytime i click on try Ubuntu or run Ubuntu, it's just brings up a purple screen with error and doesn't work. how do I resolve this.
note. my machine is a dual core with clocktower of 2.0ghz and 4gb ram,358 of video memory, though it from Intel mobile family chipest.
Check the md5 hash of the iso you downloaded.....
Also confirm if your CPU is 64 or 32 bit ..then make sure you have like at least 300Gb hard drive and also is ur harddisk sdd or HDD...?.... contact my WhatsApp 07085258583
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by masterfactor(m): 5:49pm On Dec 21, 2018
nurain150:

Check the md5 hash of the iso you downloaded.....
Also confirm if your CPU is 64 or 32 bit ..then make sure you have like at least 300Gb hard drive and also is ur harddisk sdd or HDD...?.... contact my WhatsApp 07085258583
Thanks bro, will do just that
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by airsaylongcon: 3:33pm On Dec 22, 2018
masterfactor:

Thanks bro, I downloaded the latest Ubuntu distro from their website and I use my flash drive as a bootable disk, with the use of Rufus, it boot to Ubuntu and anytime i click on try Ubuntu or run Ubuntu, it's just brings up a purple screen with error and doesn't work. how do I resolve this.
note. my machine is a dual core with clocktower of 2.0ghz and 4gb ram,358 of video memory, though it from Intel mobile family chipest.


18.04 or 18.10? Live CD or Installation version?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by masterfactor(m): 4:31pm On Dec 22, 2018
airsaylongcon:



18.04 or 18.10? Live CD or Installation version?
Ubuntu 18.04.1-desktop-amd64 lts,i don't know if it is live CD or installation, but I downloaded it from their website
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by masterfactor(m): 4:36pm On Dec 22, 2018
nurain150:

Check the md5 hash of the iso you downloaded.....
Also confirm if your CPU is 64 or 32 bit ..then make sure you have like at least 300Gb hard drive and also is ur harddisk sdd or HDD...?.... contact my WhatsApp 07085258583
my CPU is 64bit, hard drive is HDD. hard disk space is 200gb.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by airsaylongcon: 4:55pm On Dec 22, 2018
masterfactor:

Ubuntu 18.04.1-desktop-amd64 lts,i don't know if it is live CD or installation, but I downloaded it from their website

http://mirror.vorboss.net/ubuntu-releases/bionic/ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

Check the hash of the file you downloaded

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