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Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 10:53pm On Sep 01, 2017
This is the first post from my new blogpost series "Programming 101" a series i started on my blog -
Abtech Blog to educated,enligthen and encourage novice programmers.
Back to our post for today 'Getting Started With Programming' , you are probably wondering what it takes to be a programmer and what is it like to be a master in programming , well you guess right it is tough , fun and fulfilling to be a programmer but to be a master in programming is another whole new level of deep,intense and sleepless night of writing,debugging and looking for that one single semi-colon(wink you missed when writing that 5,000 lines of pure codes.




Let me not scare you out of this post with does harsh word, to be sincere when i set out to be a programmer i expected it to be a smooth ride but i thought wrong , that is one key reason that prompt me to start this series . In other not to experience a rough ride in your journey to attain the greatest height as a programmer i urge you to follow this series closely.


How To Learn Your First Programming Language.

1. Know What You Want.

knowing what you want will help keep you going no matter the odds,you knowing what you want keeps you determined and makes your choice of programming languages to learn easier.

2. Know What To Learn.

There are thousands of programming languages out there each with different application and some can be substituted for others.If you know what you want,you will know what to learn this brings us to one conclusion that is you must first of all know what you want before you learn any programming language.

3. How To Get Resources.

You know what you want and the language you must learn to achieve that thing you want to do? what is next is resources where do you get all the materials needed , you can do that by using the following :

i. Google - Google should be your number one help desk as a programmer, you are not the first to encounter a problem thousands of people have face thesame problem as yours and has found a solution to it , which can be easily be accessible via google so if you have any problem whatsoever Just Google it and see hundreds of solutions accessible for free .
Remember Google is your friend..

ii. YouTube - World largest video collection database , YouTube is every programmer second help desk , Use The Search Button , input your keywords and watch a pro break it down to you in the simplest way possible.

iii. Udemy - An online website that offers lots of programming tutorials both paid and free.

iv. Sololearn - An Online / Offline Programmers Community with wide range of programming tutorials

v. W3schools - This is my favorite, W3schools has tutorials on the most used programming languages that can be access free..


There are so many other websites, apps and books you can download or visit to learn programming which i can not mention all here but i promise to write an article on that soon.


4. Start From The Basics

You have all your resources at hand , don't flip pages yet start from page 1 - End . Yes , learning programming can sometimes be boring but don't stop that from making you read every single word, line,paragraph or page. Knowing the basics is a very good approach to learning any programming language.

Read Full Article Here..
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by Ikultra1(m): 11:26pm On Sep 01, 2017
Nice. Ready for you.
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 11:30pm On Sep 01, 2017
Ikultra1:
Nice. Ready for you.
you can keep following the series on www.abtech.com.ng i lecture weekly
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by fitted60(m): 8:17am On Sep 02, 2017
abdegenius:
This is the first post from my new blogpost series "Programming 101" a series i started on my blog -
Abtech Blog to educated,enligthen and encourage novice programmers.
Back to our post for today 'Getting Started With Programming' , you are probably wondering what it takes to be a programmer and what is it like to be a master in programming , well you guess right it is tough , fun and fulfilling to be a programmer but to be a master in programming is another whole new level of deep,intense and sleepless night of writing,debugging and looking for that one single semi-colon(wink you missed when writing that 5,000 lines of pure codes.




Let me not scare you out of this post with does harsh word, to be sincere when i set out to be a programmer i expected it to be a smooth ride but i thought wrong , that is one key reason that prompt me to start this series . In other not to experience a rough ride in your journey to attain the greatest height as a programmer i urge you to follow this series closely.


How To Learn Your First Programming Language.

1. Know What You Want.

knowing what you want will help keep you going no matter the odds,you knowing what you want keeps you determined and makes your choice of programming languages to learn easier.

2. Know What To Learn.

There are thousands of programming languages out there each with different application and some can be substituted for others.If you know what you want,you will know what to learn this brings us to one conclusion that is you must first of all know what you want before you learn any programming language.

3. How To Get Resources.

You know what you want and the language you must learn to achieve that thing you want to do? what is next is resources where do you get all the materials needed , you can do that by using the following :

i. Google - Google should be your number one help desk as a programmer, you are not the first to encounter a problem thousands of people have face thesame problem as yours and has found a solution to it , which can be easily be accessible via google so if you have any problem whatsoever Just Google it and see hundreds of solutions accessible for free .
Remember Google is your friend..

ii. YouTube - World largest video collection database , YouTube is every programmer second help desk , Use The Search Button , input your keywords and watch a pro break it down to you in the simplest way possible.

iii. Udemy - An online website that offers lots of programming tutorials both paid and free.

iv. Sololearn - An Online / Offline Programmers Community with wide range of programming tutorials

v. W3schools - This is my favorite, W3schools has tutorials on the most used programming languages that can be access free..


There are so many other websites, apps and books you can download or visit to learn programming which i can not mention all here but i promise to write an article on that soon.


4. Start From The Basics

You have all your resources at hand , don't flip pages yet start from page 1 - End . Yes , learning programming can sometimes be boring but don't stop that from making you read every single word, line,paragraph or page. Knowing the basics is a very good approach to learning any programming language.

Read Full Article Here..
boss I need to learn java programming, can you be of help?
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 8:30am On Sep 02, 2017
fitted60:
boss I need to learn java programming, can you be of help?

sadly, No
i currently don't also know how to write 'Hello ,World ' In Java But I did Want to advice that if you cant code python,php or javascript you should learn any of the three to get the basic foundation required... java is a tough language
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 8:57am On Sep 02, 2017
CC. Seun , Lalasticlaca , javanian why is it that no programming thread enter front-page
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by fitted60(m): 9:00am On Sep 02, 2017
abdegenius:


sadly, No
i currently don't also know how to write 'Hello ,World ' In Java But I did Want to advice that if you cant code python,php or javascript you should learn any of the three to get the basic foundation required... java is a tough language
how about php and python can you code any of the 2?
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 2:14pm On Sep 03, 2017
Read The Second Discussion Of This Series Here

Some Programming Languages And Their Applications
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 7:09am On Sep 04, 2017
Read The Second discussion in this series here
http://www.abtech.com.ng/2017/09/programming-101-some-programming.html
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 8:07am On Sep 06, 2017
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by abdegenius(m): 7:30am On Sep 08, 2017
good morning nl
Re: Getting Started With Programming - Tips For Beginners by Chydobe: 9:42am On Jul 10
As a beginner, it isn’t advisable to learn how to code by paying exorbitant fees learning how to code. There are lots of free online coding websites, materials and books. Obviously, scouting for these free online coding website and books could really be tasking. NOT TO WORRY. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

In this article, (as a beginner) we will show you where to learn how to code (basics of coding), and where to get free online coding materials, coding for beginners’ book and free coding guides for free. Click on link below

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