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How Do I Start Please by Auxtan(m): 3:17pm On Nov 19
Dear programmer,

I just got myself a HP ProBook laptop and I can say I am very much ready to begin my programming journey. Now my humble questions please:
1. What online platform can I get quality beginners lectures free for my coding adventure?
2. What softwares do you recommend for this purpose, especially an interpreter software?
3. Any other advice dear pros for a beginner like me?

Thank you

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Re: How Do I Start Please by QuantumR: 3:24pm On Nov 19
Auxtan:
Dear programmer,

I just got myself a HP ProBook laptop and I can say I am very much ready to begin my programming journey. Now my humble questions please:
1. What online platform can I get quality beginners lectures free for my coding adventure?
2. What softwares do you recommend for this purpose, especially an interpreter software?
3. Any other advice dear pros for a beginner like me?

Thank you

You didn't state your end goal, why do want to go into programming nd which aspect is ur focus: web , mobile, desktop.


Oh, FTC for the first time.... no big deal

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Auxtan(m): 3:38pm On Nov 19
QuantumR:


You didn't state your end goal, why do want to go into programming nd which aspect is ur focus: web , mobile, desktop,

Sir, my goal is to be able to write good computer programs. I want to learn the skill as it affords me the luxury of doing it as I go ahead with my uni education. I will be able to have a good knowledge of my preferred aspect while at it for now I can't say is web or mobile.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by QuantumR: 3:45pm On Nov 19
Auxtan:


Sir, my goal is to be able to write good computer programs. I want to learn the skill as it affords me the luxury of doing it as I go ahead with my uni education. I will be able to have a good knowledge of my preferred aspect while at it for now I can't say is web or mobile.

I'm assuming u are an udergraduate or about to be one, so start with Js route. (HTML as a mark up lang, CSS- styling lang, then finally Js as a prog lang).

Reason: you can easily vitualize ur progress

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Auxtan(m): 3:50pm On Nov 19
QuantumR:


Im assuming ur ar an udergraduate or about to be one, so start with Js route. (HTML as a mark up lang, CSS- styling lang, then finally Js as a prog lang).

Reason: you can easily vitualize ur progress

What's Js please? And do you mean I should get the softwares of the above languages for a start?

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Re: How Do I Start Please by QuantumR: 3:57pm On Nov 19
Auxtan:


What's Js please? And do you mean I should get the softwares of the above languages for a start?
Js is short for Javascript, it is one of the numerous programming language. To the best of my knowledge, Js runs on every browser. Get the Resources that suit u best (pdf or videos), if u need videos, check youtube. I'd recommend "traversy media (Brad)" or "Netninja" or "devEd" videos.. start with these channels

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Re: How Do I Start Please by melono: 4:11pm On Nov 19
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Re: How Do I Start Please by ODJ124(m): 4:12pm On Nov 19
I don't know...



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Re: How Do I Start Please by bluefilm: 4:12pm On Nov 19
Start with Java

End with Java.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by valboyz2010(m): 4:12pm On Nov 19
Start from Lekki Togate

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Re: How Do I Start Please by PoliteActivist: 4:12pm On Nov 19
If you ask me, na who...
Re: How Do I Start Please by grittygroundage: 4:12pm On Nov 19
Python]

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Re: How Do I Start Please by 10minutes(m): 4:12pm On Nov 19
QuantumR:


Im assuming ur ar an udergraduate or about to be one, so start with Js route. (HTML as a mark up lang, CSS- styling lang, then finally Js as a prog lang).

Reason: you can easily vitualize ur progress

web designing is not programing.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by chrisifeanyi: 4:13pm On Nov 19
Don't start with that aspect that will make you to come here and start begging us to build professional website for us. We don't need website please. You better go and learn onion farming, is the new gold now. Thank me later.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Auxtan(m): 4:13pm On Nov 19
QuantumR:

Js is short for Javascript, it is one of the numerous programming language. To the best of my knowledge, Js runs on every browser. Get the Resources that suit u best (pdf or videos), if u need videos, check youtube. I'd recommend "traversy media (Brad)" or "Netninja" or "devEd" videos.. start with these channels
Thank you boss

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Re: How Do I Start Please by uniqueuser(m): 4:13pm On Nov 19
Start with HTML, CSS,JavaScript - Web Design(front end)

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Re: How Do I Start Please by lawrenzooo: 4:13pm On Nov 19
Warning:
Which ever language you choose, you going to find alot of material out that might confuse you.

Mind you learning a programming language is not enough but your ability to use the language you have learn to solve everyday program is what makes it fun and brings money.

Language of choice
You can pick any language that best suit you depending on what you want from the language. If you have no particular language in mind I did recommend PYTHON it's simple to learn yet powerful.
Most programming language all share the same building block so the concept your would learn in the first language would still be useful should you decide to switch language.

Avoid tutorial purgatory
You are going to see alot of tutorials online and if care is not taken all you would find yourself doing is moving from one tutorial to another.

Learn by building projects
You might not start by building the next facebook. But by the third week of learning you should be able to build little project like how to add two numbers. As you progress and gain more knowledge you build bigger projects.

Lastly programming can be challenging you are going to get discourage at some point. Yes it does happen to every programmer particularly when your program is not giving you the expected output. Don't quit Google is always your friend.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by dibiatech: 4:13pm On Nov 19
Auxtan:
Dear programmer,

I just got myself a HP ProBook laptop and I can say I am very much ready to begin my programming journey. Now my humble questions please:
1. What online platform can I get quality beginners lectures free for my coding adventure?
2. What softwares do you recommend for this purpose, especially an interpreter software?
3. Any other advice dear pros for a beginner like me?

Thank you
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Re: How Do I Start Please by kponkedenge(m): 4:13pm On Nov 19
Start from the basis, html, CSS and then go into database like SQL, Oracle etc.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Knox123(m): 4:13pm On Nov 19
QuantumR:


You didn't state your end goal, why do want to go into programming nd which aspect is ur focus: web , mobile, desktop,

Op, u will get the right answer u are looking for if u can really answer this question.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Supetheboys: 4:13pm On Nov 19
Let me learn something too incase I buy laptop ��

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Dindomitable1: 4:13pm On Nov 19
Go online you could get help if diligently followed
Re: How Do I Start Please by Sirmuel1(m): 4:14pm On Nov 19
Get a private Tutor. Online schooling does not favor everyone

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Huxlebeast77: 4:14pm On Nov 19
You should help him
Re: How Do I Start Please by millionboi2: 4:14pm On Nov 19
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Re: How Do I Start Please by 10minutes(m): 4:14pm On Nov 19
Java, c and c++
it you want a.i try Python
c++ is great.

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Re: How Do I Start Please by thatsleepboy1(m): 4:14pm On Nov 19
Programmers in the house will do better to advise you. I also want to learn but I don't have money. 19k per month can't do that for me.
Re: How Do I Start Please by MrJavaS: 4:14pm On Nov 19
If you want to build web apps,start with HTML,CSS then learn JavaScript.

Also learn a backend tech stack like MERN or MEVN or LAMP. You can Google backend stacks and databases. Be ready to rack your brains

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Re: How Do I Start Please by Huxlebeast77: 4:14pm On Nov 19
cool cool

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Re: How Do I Start Please by DemonInvoker: 4:14pm On Nov 19
Go better Computer training...C++ and Java no be Beans ohh

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