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If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 3:37pm On Jul 20, 2018
Ok. Without waste of time, I'll explain why I'm creating this thread.

4 years back, I heard about HTML and tried to learn it, unfortunately, I didn't. Reason being that I was distracted. I mean, there was so much exciting info than I could handle and I just kept trying to learn everything I came across (I HAD NO DIRECTION)!

Later on, I would try to learn Java, leave it, jump to Java for Android, leave it, go back to Html and once more, leave it again!

Today I've started python and I don't see my self jumping again, I'm more informed. I know there are several people out here looking to learn a programming language but can't because of information overload, usually experienced after googling "WHAT'S THE BEST PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE TO START WITH? "

A WAY OUT

Like ai said earlier, after several years of hopping around, I'm more informed and can save you the time ai wasted by answering all your questions here.

For peole who find it easier to grow as a team, you have that team here. If you feel you'd like to learn python programming, we can fix a date we'll all start, stay commited by making rules, and keeping to them as a community.

I'll be waiting for you guys to say the "Go" word! And please, don't forget, in the land where there is no job, skill makes you stand out! Besides Programming is the language of the future... *I'm no longer sure about Mandarin!

#Peace

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by iHart(m): 4:35pm On Jul 20, 2018
hahahaha, never knew there are people facing the same thing with me. yesterday it was HTML I want to learn, today I am talking of python, tomorrow I may begin to talk about java. Distractions here and there, and I have projects I want to work on. I don't want to outsource them because I want to use them to learn coding as well...

so I am here now, how do we "GO"?

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by hinograce: 7:05pm On Jul 20, 2018
I am also interested. I have always wanted to learn a programming language. I'm not a computer guru. As a matter of fact I am average at word and excel. I'm in

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by mexzony: 7:31pm On Jul 20, 2018
See just stick to one and learn and make sure it's a book that will teach you along side doing projects so you get excited. Look what you see in one in terms of concepts is what you will see in another book so stick to one and learn it.
I suggests you go for the murach books on Python or whatever language you want. They are very good with real world applications.google them

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by iHart(m): 7:41pm On Jul 20, 2018
mexzony:
thanks for the recommendation, I have got lots of e-copies of python and html/css books but I will check out this one you just mention if at all I have not gotten them. I also have videos but my greatest challenge is time to sit down and learn. Last January I enrolled in a school but I never attended a class till date. lol

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by morningstar55(m): 7:43pm On Jul 20, 2018
Hmmn...i have downloaded a host of html,css,python videos tutorial on YouTube,but still find it difficult to concentrate due to distraction.please i'm in on this.


Modified...please add 08036561751

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by iHart(m): 7:51pm On Jul 20, 2018
morningstar55:
Hmmn...i have downloaded a host of html,css,python videos tutorial on YouTube,but still find it difficult to concentrate due to distraction.please i'm in on this.
hahahaha, our club members plenty oh

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by mexzony: 8:55pm On Jul 20, 2018
iHart:
thanks for the recommendation, I have got lots of e-copies of python and html/css books but I will check out this one you just mention if at all I have not gotten them. I also have videos but my greatest challenge is time to sit down and learn. Last January I enrolled in a school but I never attended a class till date. lol

Learning on your own is the best here though you may need some mentorship. I recommend bthose books because they take a professional approach and you will actually get productive within a few chapters of the book.trust me try to make it your first book on and you won't regret it.thats my advice but you are free to do what you want.
You build projects as you go.fimd time and sit down o. All the best.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by BunbleBee: 10:59pm On Jul 20, 2018
sorry, how good is MySql. where can one work with the knowledge of this language
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 11:33pm On Jul 20, 2018
iHart:
hahahaha, never knew there are people facing the same thing with me. yesterday it was HTML I want to learn, today I am talking of python, tomorrow I may begin to talk about java. Distractions here and there, and I have projects I want to work on. I don't want to outsource them because I want to use them to learn coding as well...

so I am here now, how do we "GO"?

Lol... welcome home. I'll make an update tomorrow.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 11:34pm On Jul 20, 2018
hinograce:
I am also interested. I have always wanted to learn a programming language. I'm not a computer guru. As a matter of fact I am average at word and excel. I'm in

Great! Welcome home!! smiley
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 11:51pm On Jul 20, 2018
mexzony:
See just stick to one and learn and make sure it's a book that will teach you along side doing projects so you get excited. Look what you see in one in terms of concepts is what you will see in another book so stick to one and learn it.
I suggests you go for the murach books on Python or whatever language you want. They are very good with real world applications.google them

Brother, it's not as easy as you've written it. I knew that 4 years back, but it didn't stop me from hopping around.

3 years back, I was better educated about programming languages, I still hopped!!

2 years back... grin

Hmmm... I knew what I wanted. I was sure it was python, and I resolved I was going to learn with online when like code academy and coursera.

I was very serious, infact, I completed a whole introductory course on python and guess what, I became more confused and frustrated.

This was because, I actually knew the syntax, understood loops, variables, concatenation, white spaces, and all the topics I studied but I didn't know what to do with them... I'm sure a lot of people must have experienced this too...

The problem with learning programming alone is, you're almost never sure of yourself, what to do... ypu don't know what to do with what you know... you imagine the basic things around you like games, apps that are based on the programming language you studied and you figure out that you can't even attempt it.

What I discovered lately that has helped me and given me some assurance is: I get to know what I'm learning, what is can be used for, how it can be used, when it can be used, and why it should be used if need be.

Courses on coursera and code academy didn't teach me programming like this.

One material that will be of immense help to you, showing you the how, when, what and where... is UDACITY. Though most of the courses are paid for... "Introduction to Python programming" is free... The guy lecturing is good... and by the time you'd be done with it.... you'd be acquainted and inspired enough to continue with whatever materials you find.

I will explain things in detail as we proceed.... Just keep the questions coming...

Meanwhile, for those who are willing to learn Python programming, when we're up to like 5, we'll all begin together and push ourselves... *I've covered some lessons already, but I will start all over to guide those who need help setting up the necessary environments.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 11:57pm On Jul 20, 2018
iHart:
thanks for the recommendation, I have got lots of e-copies of python and html/css books but I will check out this one you just mention if at all I have not gotten them. I also have videos but my greatest challenge is time to sit down and learn. Last January I enrolled in a school but I never attended a class till date. lol


Lol... I feel you, and I'm sure a lot of other fellas here can relate to what you've just said. It's quite easy to gather all the materials, (within the 4 years I've tried to learn programming, I think I've created a personal library - I have Java tutorials, Java for Android, Html, Css, I have sublime, Atom, Visual studio code... lol.. you can't imagine.)

What I'm saying is, not everyone can muster the discipline to stay focused, eating through the gathered materials.... People like this need a team!

...and that's the major reason why I created this tread. To help people learn by making them work together.

#...stop gathering materials, it's time to use them.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 11:58pm On Jul 20, 2018
morningstar55:
Hmmn...i have downloaded a host of html,css,python videos tutorial on YouTube,but still find it difficult to concentrate due to distraction.please i'm in on this.

Great! Welcome bro. we'll kick off in a bit.
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by mrakin(m): 4:18am On Jul 21, 2018
I am interested sir
Carry go
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by cheinu: 9:10am On Jul 21, 2018
dosh16:


Brother, it's not as easy as you've written it. I knew that 4 years back, but it didn't stop me from hopping around.

3 years back, I was better educated about programming languages, I still hopped!!

2 years back... grin

Hmmm... I knew what I wanted. I was sure it was python, and I resolved I was going to learn with online when like code academy and coursera.

I was very serious, infact, I completed a whole introductory course on python and guess what, I became more confused and frustrated.

This was because, I actually knew the syntax, understood loops, variables, concatenation, white spaces, and all the topics I studied but I didn't know what to do with them... I'm sure a lot of people must have experienced this too...

The problem with learning programming alone is, you're almost never sure of yourself, what to do... ypu don't know what to do with what you know... you imagine the basic things around you like games, apps that are based on the programming language you studied and you figure out that you can't even attempt it.

What I discovered lately that has helped me and given me some assurance is: I get to know what I'm learning, what is can be used for, how it can be used, when it can be used, and why it should be used if need be.

Courses on coursera and code academy didn't teach me programming like this.

One material that will be of immense help to you, showing you the how, when, what and where... is UDACITY. Though most of the courses are paid for... "Introduction to Python programming" is free... The guy lecturing is good... and by the time you'd be done with it.... you'd be acquainted and inspired enough to continue with whatever materials you find.

I will explain things in detail as we proceed.... Just keep the questions coming...

Meanwhile, for those who are willing to learn Python programming, when we're up to like 5, we'll all begin together and push ourselves... *I've covered some lessons already, but I will start all over to guide those who need help setting up the necessary environments.
please how did u pay for codeacademy / udacity courses from Nigeria, m having problems paying with both naira mastercard and visa card
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by cheinu: 9:13am On Jul 21, 2018
im also interested in learning python as a group like u suggested.
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by mexzony: 9:56am On Jul 21, 2018
dosh16:


Brother, it's not as easy as you've written it. I knew that 4 years back, but it didn't stop me from hopping around.

3 years back, I was better educated about programming languages, I still hopped!!

2 years back... grin

Hmmm... I knew what I wanted. I was sure it was python, and I resolved I was going to learn with online when like code academy and coursera.

I was very serious, infact, I completed a whole introductory course on python and guess what, I became more confused and frustrated.

This was because, I actually knew the syntax, understood loops, variables, concatenation, white spaces, and all the topics I studied but I didn't know what to do with them... I'm sure a lot of people must have experienced this too...

The problem with learning programming alone is, you're almost never sure of yourself, what to do... ypu don't know what to do with what you know... you imagine the basic things around you like games, apps that are based on the programming language you studied and you figure out that you can't even attempt it.

What I discovered lately that has helped me and given me some assurance is: I get to know what I'm learning, what is can be used for, how it can be used, when it can be used, and why it should be used if need be.

Courses on coursera and code academy didn't teach me programming like this.

One material that will be of immense help to you, showing you the how, when, what and where... is UDACITY. Though most of the courses are paid for... "Introduction to Python programming" is free... The guy lecturing is good... and by the time you'd be done with it.... you'd be acquainted and inspired enough to continue with whatever materials you find.

I will explain things in detail as we proceed.... Just keep the questions coming...

Meanwhile, for those who are willing to learn Python programming, when we're up to like 5, we'll all begin together and push ourselves... *I've covered some lessons already, but I will start all over to guide those who need help setting up the necessary environments.
I get you.not a lot of people are disciplined and it can be very exciting when you see projects done in one language and you are already learning another.its like you want to know everything all at the same time.
I understand the "I know all the programming concepts but cant do jack with it". The key to programming from my little experience is knowing how to connect the concepts with real life everyday scenarios.this is whybi recommend books that do real life projects as you read along so you see what that concept is relating to in real life.for example there is what we call interface is Java c# and what an interface simply does for us is let us treat an object that implements that interface in terms of what it can do and not what or who the object is.we don't care who it is just what it can do.how does this relate to real life scenario? Boom it turns out we have been using interfaces all our lives. When you see your math lecturer he has a name a family where he comes from but that is who he is all I know is that when he walks into the class I see him as a lecturer (what he can do.he implements the ilecturer interface) so I expect him to be able to lecture me on math.i dont care about who he is Mr so so so.
You see when you can connect concepts like this it becomes easier to write programms.
Just get a book that will force you to code as you read.
I may not expect you to understand the interface I just explained but hope you get my point.its about connecting it to real life scenarios.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 2:26pm On Jul 21, 2018
mexzony:

I get you.not a lot of people are disciplined and it can be very exciting when you see projects done in one language and you are already learning another.its like you want to know everything all at the same time.
I understand the "I know all the programming concepts but cant do jack with it". The key to programming from my little experience is knowing how to connect the concepts with real life everyday scenarios.this is whybi recommend books that do real life projects as you read along so you see what that concept is relating to in real life.for example there is what we call interface is Java c# and what an interface simply does for us is let us treat an object that implements that interface in terms of what it can do and not what or who the object is.we don't care who it is just what it can do.how does this relate to real life scenario? Boom it turns out we have been using interfaces all our lives. When you see your math lecturer he has a name a family where he comes from but that is who he is all I know is that when he walks into the class I see him as a lecturer (what he can do.he implements the ilecturer interface) so I expect him to be able to lecture me on math.i dont care about who he is Mr so so so.
You see when you can connect concepts like this it becomes easier to write programms.
Just get a book that will force you to code as you read.
I may not expect you to understand the interface I just explained but hope you get my point.its about connecting it to real life scenarios.

I understand, completely!
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 2:32pm On Jul 21, 2018
Good afternoon everyone, I'm sorry I'm replying this late.

It's Almost time to get started, if you're interested in the learning python programming language with other people so you won't dull easily, drop your numbers here.

I'm going to create a group on whatsapp, or perhaps, on google class room so we can always meet.

Meanwhile, for those looking to ask questions revolving around other programming languages, please do.

Have a wonderful day ahead!
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by basugar441(m): 2:50pm On Jul 21, 2018
08107267973

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by Warripikin08(m): 5:11pm On Jul 21, 2018
Yes, well I just start learning programming this week but I started with Java script first so as not to confuse my self nor get distracted. Andi have told my self that programming is one of my dream that will play along with my life. Any way guess what, I ''ve not being able to complete the tutorial video I downloaded earlier. Each time I want to watch the video is either I will procrastinate watching the video or when watching the video my mind get distracted or my mmy mind and my brain is not ready to accept anything for that particular period and the funny aspect of it is that I really want to learn programming.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by Goodlyhrt(m): 5:16pm On Jul 21, 2018
Google class wil be the best i use a n2700c

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by Warripikin08(m): 5:20pm On Jul 21, 2018
Yes it all boils down to the materials we use in learning, it has to do with who is passing that knowledge to you either by blog post, article, video, recording, seminar, conference etc. I don't know if we ''ve really ask ourselves this question are they really effective when it comes to passing knowledge to learners. Do they make the topic interesting or just to drive traffic to their website or YouTube channel or make people pay tutor fee to them just to earn a living because many of these guys could not make impact with what they were taught rather to teach and earn money too the cycle continues.

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by Phikom(m): 7:25pm On Jul 21, 2018
I am in...
Why not here...

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 8:22pm On Jul 21, 2018
basugar441:
08107267973

Nice.. I will add you up!
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 8:27pm On Jul 21, 2018
Warripikin08:
Yes, well I just start learning programming this week but I started with Java script first so as not to confuse my self nor get distracted. Andi have told my self that programming is one of my dream that will play along with my life. Any way guess what, I ''ve not being able to complete the tutorial video I downloaded earlier. Each time I want to watch the video is either I will procrastinate watching the video or when watching the video my mind get distracted or my mmy mind and my brain is not ready to accept anything for that particular period and the funny aspect of it is that I really want to learn programming.

I understand you completely, and I also want you to know that I and someone other people experince the very exact same thing you're experiencing.

This thread was created to help us out of this sort of situation, it would!

Though, python is what we plan to do as a team here, you could still join the team for motivation. There will be room for that.

Just drop your number here, we'll all link up.

Good luck.
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 8:29pm On Jul 21, 2018
Goodlyhrt:
Google class wil be the best i use a n2700c

I think that's a good Idea... thanks for the contribution.

However, when other people come on board, we'd see what works for a majority... I guess it will be great to go by this means.
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by dosh16(m): 8:31pm On Jul 21, 2018
Phikom:
I am in...
Why not here...

....because this platform is not flexible enough for interaction. I hope you understand. I think I will create a whatsapp group first and then we'll move from there. I'll add you up.
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by Dhesteenhy(m): 8:36pm On Jul 21, 2018
I hope the group is also accommodating to those not learning python. In my case, I've managed to go through HTML and CSS over the past months but confusion and complacency seems to be setting in with regards to JavaScript. I'd appreciate it if I could find a person to teach me JS or learn the language together with. Please message me if interested

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Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by TheManofTomorrow(m): 9:06pm On Jul 21, 2018
dosh16:


Brother, it's not as easy as you've written it. I knew that 4 years back, but it didn't stop me from hopping around.

3 years back, I was better educated about programming languages, I still hopped!!

2 years back... grin

Hmmm... I knew what I wanted. I was sure it was python, and I resolved I was going to learn with online when like code academy and coursera.

I was very serious, infact, I completed a whole introductory course on python and guess what, I became more confused and frustrated.

This was because, I actually knew the syntax, understood loops, variables, concatenation, white spaces, and all the topics I studied but I didn't know what to do with them... I'm sure a lot of people must have experienced this too...

The problem with learning programming alone is, you're almost never sure of yourself, what to do... ypu don't know what to do with what you know... you imagine the basic things around you like games, apps that are based on the programming language you studied and you figure out that you can't even attempt it.

What I discovered lately that has helped me and given me some assurance is: I get to know what I'm learning, what is can be used for, how it can be used, when it can be used, and why it should be used if need be.

Courses on coursera and code academy didn't teach me programming like this.

One material that will be of immense help to you, showing you the how, when, what and where... is UDACITY. Though most of the courses are paid for... "Introduction to Python programming" is free... The guy lecturing is good... and by the time you'd be done with it.... you'd be acquainted and inspired enough to continue with whatever materials you find.

I will explain things in detail as we proceed.... Just keep the questions coming...

Meanwhile, for those who are willing to learn Python programming, when we're up to like 5, we'll all begin together and push ourselves... *I've covered some lessons already, but I will start all over to guide those who need help setting up the necessary environments.
Please sir, I'm interested in learning programming. I started HTML some months ago on codecademy and I'm having little challenges. I trust you can add me to ur group. I'm really intresed in learning. Help a bro
Re: If You've Always Wanted To Learn Programming But Failed, Be Here!!! by TheManofTomorrow(m): 9:18pm On Jul 21, 2018
Dosh16. My WhatsApp number is 08074268137.

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