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As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by franklyneo(m): 11:07am On Jan 06, 2015
Plsss all the gurus in the house,help ur brother,am a computer science student 1st year,i know school won't teach me programming,buh am determined to be a good programmer..pls advice me,which programming language would be best for me to start with?and d next ones to learn after d 1st

secondly,i would like to develope a chatting app,like whatsapp,..which language would be best for it..thanks guys
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Nobody: 11:38am On Jan 06, 2015
My brother, no one will ever dictate for you.
Its absolutely out of point to say desire a language made for beginers. Who said you are a beginer? Just search for all or best programming languages and their strenght and weaknesses and choose the one that best suit you.
But if you wish to remain a beginner here are some languages made even which non programmers are entitled to.
Microsoft basic languages like Quick Basic, Small Basic and so on.
But my brother, no this day beginners programmers ever start with those programms again.
Please think wide and erase the fear.
Thank you.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by HouseOfBalloons(f): 12:07pm On Jan 06, 2015
franklyneo:
Plsss all the gurus in the house,help ur brother,am a computer science student 1st year,i know school won't teach me programming,buh am determined to be a good programmer..pls advice me,which programming language would be best for me to start with?and d next ones to learn after d 1st

secondly,i would like to develope a chatting app,like whatsapp,..which language would be best for it..thanks guys
Start with python. Its very easy to learn and its also very relevant

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Celebrimbor(m): 2:25pm On Jan 06, 2015
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by iyb(m): 2:35pm On Jan 06, 2015
In Uk they usually start with python while in places like cyprus,india they start with c or c++
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by 2dgamearena: 7:43pm On Jan 06, 2015
If you would love to go into mobile gaming app industry, start with objective C, swift (iOS), then add Unity 3D and/or corona SDK. I also did computer science and then switched into mobile development late last year after seeing Flappy bird and 2048 making it big time, so I had to study well.

I have some games now out on Google Play and Itunes but I can't post the links here due to the rules. Note that I am only sharing this with you so you decide exactly where you want to go as programming is now vast and you have to specialize in one area.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Nobody: 4:52pm On Jan 07, 2015
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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by franklyneo(m): 12:43am On Jan 08, 2015
Plsss are u on what'sapp.lets chat more

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by franklyneo(m): 12:45am On Jan 08, 2015
Thank u guys soo much,but I'll like a situation if u guys are on whatsapp so we cn chat better,i need to be guided by someone to avoid making mistakes...pls let me hv ur numbers

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Nobody: 12:13pm On Jan 08, 2015
No need to drop numbers bro. Like someone posted above, the best way is to start with Python. Reason is that you can understand how everything works without a tutor(that's if you are smart).. After learning python and building a few apps(desktop, gaming or web based), you can migrate to other languages..

All in all, it all depends on which area of programming you want to delve into.. Python is a multi-purpose language that's why i suggest it..
Cheers..

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Borwe: 6:22pm On Jan 08, 2015
English, then maybe java.
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by HouseOfBalloons(f): 6:39pm On Jan 08, 2015
Borwe:
English, then maybe java.
must you be rude?
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Aybee92(m): 9:27pm On Jan 08, 2015
start wit c or c++ its very easy to learn
although when I started learning programming I start with Qbasic, visual basic then C++
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by luksybee(m): 8:35pm On Jan 09, 2015
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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by wallmosh: 7:43am On Jan 10, 2015
Great Guys! For contributing to the thread which invariably helping the beginners to grow.
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by franklyneo(m): 1:57pm On Jan 10, 2015
Thanks alot brother,i very much appreciate guys...GOD bless u all
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by KazukiIto(m): 10:20am On Jan 14, 2015
Bro, just start with C++. I recommend this because you are a CS student. C++ is an intermedate language (between low-level and high-level); If you want to get a deep picture of how your hardware behaves, then C++/C will be the way (for a beginner), but if you just want to build fancy apps, then you can start with this other fancy languages around. But a programmer knows many dialect (languages); so you can always pick any, when you want.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by d3mn8: 6:57am On Jan 17, 2015
It depends on you but I'll suggest you learn C if you want to get your hands dirty. I added a few modules to my kernel n its fun and there's still more you can do with it.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Borwe: 1:47pm On Mar 09, 2015
d3mn8:
It depends on you but I'll suggest you learn C if you want to get your hands dirty. I added a few modules to my kernel n its fun and there's still more you can do with it.
**cough** lies **cough**
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by kinsomicrote: 10:34am On Mar 10, 2015
It depends on what you intend to achieve or build. I played a little with C then PHP but never liked it. Now am settled with Ruby.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Borwe: 11:23am On Mar 10, 2015
kinsomicrote:
It depends on what you intend to achieve or build. I played a little with C then PHP but never liked it. Now am settled with Ruby.

Bro, Ruby is dying language, it's almost like Fotran, switch to python or use bash if you really like scripting languages that much. Else Java everything else.
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by kinsomicrote: 11:31am On Mar 10, 2015
Borwe:


Bro, Ruby is dying language, it's almost like Fotran, switch to python or use bash if you really like scripting languages that much. Else Java everything else.
. Lulz....not true bro.
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by gimakon(m): 9:42pm On Mar 10, 2015
Begin with C, C is the father of virtually every languages, you then try c++ or python, then java, end with c#

I started with php, but I finally am stuck with c/c++ and C# and it's been fun since then

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Borwe: 9:58pm On Mar 11, 2015
kinsomicrote:
. Lulz....not true bro.
You sure? Ruby is slower than python, more complecated than it, can not make big programmes of meaningfull use, so.. undecided
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by GoodBoi1(m): 1:58am On Mar 12, 2015
Since your studying computer science you will surely do C/C++ but first you need to get the fundamentals, a solid foundation. I highly recommend this book for those new to programming and want to get serious with it,
http://www.introprogramming.info/english-intro-csharp-book/
It will open your mind and you'll be able to flow with several languages in short time.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by rukkykf: 8:12pm On Mar 15, 2015
i recommend c#

why?

c# is useful for developing almost all types of applications for different platforms:
1. web development with asp.net
2. creating desktop apps
3. creating windows 8 apps
4. creating android apps and even apps that run on mac (using mono)

the only other language that offers this sort of cross platform ability is java (as far as i know though)
but i think c# is better because with c# you can create more beautiful interfaces easily. with java you can do same but it's just harder most times...with c# you can put in half the effort and still get a better looking interface.

the trend in technology now involves the use of neat and attractive user interfaces so even if your program is the best...it won't be marketable if it's not attractive to the average user. except if you want to make only programs that other programmers will use then you should keep user interfaces in mind and keep that as a priority too.

if you want to get started explore the free resources at:
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/beginners/

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by coold(m): 7:13pm On Mar 16, 2015
I recommend learning JavaScript. It is fast becoming ubiquitous.
With Javascript, you can build web apps, mobile apps and REST APIs as a backend using node.js. While there is a proliferation of frameworks and libraries, I recommend starting with JavaScript first and when you get a good grasp of the language you can then learn the libraries and frameworks. Some key ones to learn are
1. jQuery
2. Angular
3. Node
4. Backbone

Another advantage with learning Javascript is that you don't have to install anything really. With just notepad and chrome or firefox (with firebug) browser, you are good to go. I will suggest getting a good text editor like Sublime Text or Notepad++ though for syntax highlighting.

Some online resources to help you get started
http://javascriptissexy.com/how-to-learn-javascript-properly/
http://jsbooks.revolunet.com/
http://eloquentjavascript.net/

I wish you all the best in your learning.

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Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by gimakon(m): 9:44pm On Mar 16, 2015
rukkykf:
i recommend c#

why?

c# is useful for developing almost all types of applications for different platforms:
1. web development with asp.net
2. creating desktop apps
3. creating windows 8 apps
4. creating android apps and even apps that run on mac (using mono)

the only other language that offers this sort of cross platform ability is java (as far as i know though)
but i think c# is better because with c# you can create more beautiful interfaces easily. with java you can do same but it's just harder most times...with c# you can put in half the effort and still get a better looking interface.

the trend in technology now involves the use of neat and attractive user interfaces so even if your program is the best...it won't be marketable if it's not attractive to the average user. except if you want to make only programs that other programmers will use then you should keep user interfaces in mind and keep that as a priority too.

if you want to get started explore the free resources at:
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/beginners/

Yau, oga kai kai, this man na beginner na. Way e no get foundation of programming na em u recommend c#? Na so u use start?
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by useey3000(m): 12:03pm On Jun 20, 2016
Nairaland is full of smart guys.You are really wonderful.Am also a computer science student.The topic is very dear to my liking.
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by wisemania(m): 2:39am On Jun 21, 2016
It all boils down to what you want @op.
First.
To build your algorithm technique, grab a book on algorithm(the basics).
Second.
Since its CSC, you'll need the fundermentals.Grab a book on ASM (you don't have to read every chapter, just the basics).you can read wide if you want.
Next.
Grab a book on C/C++(it complements the knowledge you get from the book on algorithm).
NEXT.
After which you can pick up any other language related to what you want to achieve.
One more thing, to make your life easier, Install a Linux distro alongside your windows meaning you'll have to learn the Bourn Again SHell (BASH).At this point (coupled with your CSC lectures) you can do wonders.
funny enough I'm not following this footstep, it's just to inhumane for me.Maybe you'll like it.
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by Fulaman198(m): 4:33pm On Jun 22, 2016
It depends on your school. Some schools are Java based, others are C++ based. If you are a comp sci student, I'll start of with either or and find online tutorials. I have a Java tutorial going, see if you like it thanks
Re: As A Computer Science Student,which Language Should I Start Learning by bizza45: 4:58pm On Jun 22, 2016
c++ was difficult for me .... I know that vb was d easiest to understand , then also learn php

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