Discussion in 'Computing, Science, and Technology' started by daygen4545, Nov 1, 2010.
What first programming language should i choose, and why?
Mine was LUA, but most people seem to start with Python for some reason.
HTML when I was 12, or if that doesn't count PHP when I was 13.
A bunch of people recommend python. My first language was visual basic (VB8)... that if you count that as a language
Watch the movie Tron, read http://www.duntemann.com/assembly.html, watch the movie Tron again, read http://www.learncpp.com.
Well HTML was my first. But the first actual programming language I learned was PHP. I'm currently learning C++.
I learned VB6 first, but you should learn Java or a C language first.
vB6. SO easy. It's as easy as talking. It's so fluent, like, simple codes like end or true, false (most languages are like tht tho) and just commands are easy. I actually didn't think I be so into it because I learned it just to hack flash games (I made my own cheat pro).
If your wanting to build apps for your ipod/iphone/ (Oh, I'm out of breath! lol) iPad then start with either C++ or XCode or whatever Apple's SDK is coded in.
I recommend starting with VB.net, then going up to Python, Java, and then any C language. For apple applications, obviously Objective-C. Just do not start with C because that will be useless. I started learning Objective-C a while ago, and then just a few days ago, I realized that all I remembered was how to make a hello world application. I got to chapter 5 of this great book for Objective-C, and by then, I had made a calculator, used several functions, etc. So I decided to learn VB.net. Now, I remember EVERYTHING which I do, and never get confused. Also, the math involved in C is pretty high level. So my recomendation would be to start with VB.net, because stuff like C will just waste your time. VB is so easy to get the hang of, and then it's fun bragging to your friends that you made an application in 10 minutes which can do so many advanced functions and has GUI, while all they can do is follow a tutorial to make an HTML hello world website.
So yeah, VB.net, python, java, and then any C language.
PS. Do not move on untill you FULLY understand the language. VB will take around 4 months to get a full understanding, but once you get the basics, other languages will come easy.
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