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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Kobidave1(m): 12:41pm On Jul 31
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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by manicocon: 9:36pm On Jul 31
iCode2:
I'm having issues with this website. Is there any browser that makes it user friendly? The editor isn't working for me. I can't edit text.

only in landscape orientation, i know its annoying
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by iCode2: 7:45pm On Aug 03
To all self-taught programmers

What was your journey like as a self-taught programmer? How did the path influence your growth? Would you have wished you learnt through a professional?

Those that learnt through professionals/I.T firm
What's your story?

Help inspire someone.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by iCode2: 7:47pm On Aug 03
manicocon:


only in landscape orientation, i know its annoying
Maybe it's my phone sha. Still didn't work.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Daejoyoung: 9:51pm On Aug 03
iCode2:
To all self-taught programmers

What was your journey like as a self-taught programmer? How did the path influence your growth? Would you have wished you learnt through a professional?

Those that learnt through professionals/I.T firm
What's your story?

Help inspire someone.
Hello, l am a self taught programmer and l believe it's the best option if like me you can cultivate the habit of sitting in front of your system for long hours. l use google and stackoverflow a lot, and overtime l've become more patient with the debugging process.

Being a self taught programmer is difficult, because you may have no compass on your learning path, and spend more time. Also you may have little or no feed back, but when you put in the required amount of time (say an average of 2 hours per day) and go through the process, it's definitely worth it. This is because you know you are your own teacher, and you measure up your progress by yourself. You are much more actively involved in it.
A self taught programmer however can also search for other programmers around in order to cultivate the habit of team work, and also for the required feedback.
l'll advice a self taught programmer to combine both the bottom up as well as the top down learning approach. Fortunately for us in this current global village, it has become easier to be self taught and very advantageous with the tons of resources online.

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Dokore: 10:52am On Aug 04
Coding grace
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by benob(m): 4:55pm On Aug 07
To learn python programming for starters. What's the best laptop to buy
Specs and brand
Thanks
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Hallenjay: 5:53pm On Aug 07
emmy512:


I, based on personal oplopin suggest you start with C++, I would recommend PYTHON too (but learning python that is much simpler would limit your growth in other programing languages.)

Most common syntax use same as c++ , so understanding c++ is a good foundation to learn other programing languages.

For me Java tends to be more complex, I remember when I started Java I used to think to myself - why all the long Grammer for simple actions.

But I found it easier with Java because I had gotten to a stage in c++ where I understood many things already, how arrays, pointers, logical statements etc worked.

So what I basically needed from Java was to understand where the syntax and keywords changed.

After c++ you can now move to python which I believe is growing fast.
I'm currently on python and I must say it's the easiest to learn.


But it's one thing to learn and one thing to apply and that's what I think we face in nigeria.

Back in school where we taught c++, we we're only taught basics, doing programs for calculation etc,
We were never told how to even apply of interface them,
our programs ended on the command line.

So it's ur duty to teach yourself all this things because even if you learn the whole c++ or Java or python and still don't know where to apply them productively it becomes a waste.

I'm currently not on my PC now, else I'd drop names of ebooks I used throughout.

But for videos on c++, Java, python etc there's on reputable source and I'm sure u must have heard or seen.
He's called BUCKY.
BUCKY programming tutorials.

Having them on your phone also helps.
Every day I make sure I finish a chapter from my book,
And have video tutorials I listen to like audio without need to look the screen because I can visualize what the code would do already. Once you reach that stage you're good.
And you then get introduced to new things u don't already know.
where can I learn Java online, I've basic c, Pascal and c++ knowledge
I. Wantto develop an android app and doing dat wit c ++ using NDK got stucked most time... Or can python get me an android app.
I need ur advicepls
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by dreamworld: 9:28pm On Aug 07
Hallenjay:
where can I learn Java online, I've basic c, Pascal and c++ knowledge
I. Wantto develop an android app and doing dat wit c ++ using NDK got stucked most time... Or can python get me an android app.
I need ur advicepls
Try kotlin, is the based on java is the current language Android apps,
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Unpredictablejo(m): 10:54pm On Aug 07
Enlightening...
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Hallenjay: 9:28am On Aug 08
dreamworld:

Try kotlin, is the based on java is the current language Android apps,
thanks,
Pls. Is there anyway I. Can learn ds online
At freecode. Com its only java script and not Java itself
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by danilmo: 1:27am On Aug 09
Hallenjay:
where can I learn Java online, I've basic c, Pascal and c++ knowledge
I. Wantto develop an android app and doing dat wit c ++ using NDK got stucked most time... Or can python get me an android app.
I need ur advicepls

Javanian pleas are there Mobile/deckstop app C++ can't develop??

I'm feeling bad right now cox I'm half+ done with learning C++ cry

Or what advantage does java has more than C++
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Hallenjay: 10:04am On Aug 09
danilmo:


Javanian pleas are there Mobile/deckstop app C++ can't develop??

I'm feeling bad right now cox I'm half+ done with learning C++ cry

Or what advantage does java has more than C++
I don't av much knowledge about it I only know Java is better for android app

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by danilmo: 2:17pm On Aug 09
Javanian and @ bluemagnificent pleas are there Mobile/deckstop app C++ can't develop??

I'm feeling bad right now cox I'm half+ done with learning C++ cry

Or what advantage does java has more than C++
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by swip88: 2:51pm On Aug 09
I was starting from HTML and CSS, then I moved to JavaScript, which is much more complicated. Also, I am using the help of openGeeksLab which is helping to design lab app for android. It's really hard to find a reliable company but they are helping to do everything really fast. I also suggest thinking about learning Python and C++ which is also very important as fo me.

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Grandlord: 12:27pm On Aug 10
Daejoyoung:

Hello, l am a self taught programmer and l believe it's the best option if like me you can cultivate the habit of sitting in front of your system for long hours. l use google and stackoverflow a lot, and overtime l've become more patient with the debugging process.

Being a self taught programmer is difficult, because you may have no compass on your learning path, and spend more time. Also you may have little or no feed back, but when you put in the required amount of time (say an average of 2 hours per day) and go through the process, it's definitely worth it. This is because you know you are your own teacher, and you measure up your progress by yourself. You are much more actively involved in it.
A self taught programmer however can also search for other programmers around in order to cultivate the habit of team work, and also for the required feedback.
l'll advice a self taught programmer to combine both the bottom up as well as the top down learning approach Fortunately for us in this current global village, it has become easier to be self taught and very advantageous with the tons of resources online.
Can you explain the bolded more please.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Daejoyoung: 1:35pm On Aug 10
Grandlord:
Can you explain the bolded more please.
Bottom up: Simply means starting from the very basics and going gradually before you start executing meaningful projects.
Top down: Means you begin directly with meaningful projects, and learn all the way down to the basics as you accomplish those projects.
Combining both means using both of these approaches interchangeably at various stages of the learning process.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Grandlord: 1:53pm On Aug 10
Daejoyoung:

Bottom up: Simply means starting from the very basics and going gradually before you start executing meaningful projects.
Top down: Means you begin directly with meaningful projects, and learn all the way down to the basics as you accomplish those projects.
Combining both means using both of these approaches interchangeably at various stages of the learning process.
Got it. Thanks.

I want to say though that I'd like the Top down strategy because starting out I'm just kind of bored out by the basics so if maybe I can see the end product of a particular coding process and how it was built incorporating these basic concepts, then maybe I'd appreciate the functions of the basic knowledge more.

All the same though, I guess I'll get to see exciting stuff as I progress in the learning process. smiley
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by beeniemccoy: 2:38pm On Aug 10
going by ur definition... a website is a web application?
Javanian:
WEB APPLICATION

A web application is an application that is accessed by users over a network such as the Internet or an intranet. examples of web applications are Facebook, yahoomail, gmail, Nairaland etc. Web applications are also created with a range of programming languages like PHP, Python, JSP/Servlets, ASP, ASP.NET, Ruby etc
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Daejoyoung: 3:08pm On Aug 10
Grandlord:
Got it. Thanks.

I want to say though that I'd like the Top down strategy because starting out I'm just kind of bored out by the basics so if maybe I can see the end product of a particular coding process and how it was built incorporating these basic concepts, then maybe I'd appreciate the functions of the basic knowledge more.

All the same though, I guess I'll get to see exciting stuff as I progress in the learning process. smiley
Whatever approach you take though, never forget the basics in the end.

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by fullclub: 7:28am On Aug 12
Regiinald:
It is still surprising that most Nigerian Universities don't teach 21st century programming languages... waec and jamb home
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ARCHEMEDESME(m): 7:31pm On Aug 12
I am interested in web design but I also have interested in microcontrollers.Is it possible to speacialize in arduino only?
Do i need to learn all parts of C or just the part of C related to arduino
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by BlueMagnificent(m): 2:50pm On Aug 13
danilmo:
Javanian and @ bluemagnificent pleas are there Mobile/deckstop app C++ can't develop??

I'm feeling bad right now cox I'm half+ done with learning C++ cry

Or what advantage does java has more than C++

I'm a bit confused but with the question but what I can say is that C++ can be used in developing mobile application and desktop application, and even web based applications.
However some of these domains have an already established development framework whose language may or may not be c++, and it's advisable to go with the recommended language

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by danilmo: 3:54pm On Aug 13
BlueMagnificent:


I'm a bit confused but with the question but what I can say is that C++ can be used in developing mobile application and desktop application, and even web based applications.
However some of these domains have an already established development framework whose language may or may not be c++, and it's advisable to go with the recommended language

Thanks bro. Went thru all ur thread. Ure really a life saver.

40page to round up c++ tutorial.

After which I will start Python sharp sharp.

Once again. God bless u..
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Chiemezueajuzie: 5:01pm On Aug 13
Java will help you understand some stuff quickly
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by BlueMagnificent(m): 6:40pm On Aug 13
danilmo:


Thanks bro. Went thru all ur thread. Ure really a life saver.

40page to round up c++ tutorial.

After which I will start Python sharp sharp.

Once again. God bless u..

You are welcomed

If you are having any difficulty with c++ or programming in general you can reach me. I'll be glad to help out

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by emarketspro(m): 2:32am On Aug 14
HTML
CSS
BOOTSTRAP
JAVASCRPT
PHP
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by francisgodstime(m): 9:18am On Aug 14
Hello guys, am a political science graduate nd all i know abt computer is just d basic stuff, but i would like to learn about programming. Anyone with an idea on how i can go about it, any institution i can attend nd what d cost.

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