Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

two years late?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Programming
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Baz_P



Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:28 am
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject: two years late? Reply with quote

Hi guys! It seems I missed the coding academy by two years? I would like some advice on programming please. I am starting from the beginning and have never done any programming at all. Which programming language should I choose? There just seems to be so many? with even more on Linux? I don't want to waste time learning a dead or dying language. I am using ubuntu 11.04 and will be using this machine for development.Can anybody recommend a book, package or link? Free would be great but I am willing to buy if needed and it would be worthwhile. I am sorry if I should have stuck this in the Help section?
Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnhudson
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:37 pm
Posts: 870

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Python - that will enable you to produce results fairly quickly and also help you to become a disciplined programmer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ram
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:44 pm
Posts: 1669
Location: Guisborough

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at lxf sister site http://www.tuxradar.com/code
_________________

lubuntu LXDE 13.10 running on AMD Phenom II*4; ASUS Crosshair III Formula MB; 4 GB Ram.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Bazza
LXF regular


Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:16 am
Posts: 1474
Location: Loughborough

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Baz_P...

johnhudson is probably correct with Python but you'll need to do a
learning curve with the terminology alone, let alone the language
syntax and quirks...

If you have no idea of coding at all, try a friendly none structured
language like bwBASIC. This has a high fault tolerance and errors
are usually easily solvable. It is very limited but will get you involved
and soon you will want to try something else.

I am self taught in a few computer languages and code very badly,
but hey, after much experimentation with various dialects of BASIC
soon wanted to progress to more serious languages.

So start with something to whet your appetite then progress...

(bw)BASIC - Simple ASCII coding stuff.
(X)HTML - Simple Web page stuff.
These two produce some fair to good results without the need to
know about abstract Mathematics and/or particle Physics.

Python - Sophisticated general purpose language with lots of
"add-ons". I love the restriction of using Python in Terminal mode
only to do stuff it wasn't really intended for... ;o)

Some people swear by, (at? ;o), Perl.

Finally as time goes on try the definitive languages like C, C(++),
Assembly and others.

My few pennoth... :o)
_________________
73...

Bazza, G0LCU...

Team AMIGA...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Brian Hunter



Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:44 pm
Posts: 84
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
Have a look at lxf sister site http://www.tuxradar.com/code


Thanks Ram. I've finished my part-time maths course for the summer and I am looking for something to keep me out of trouble, so I fancy a bit of programming.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Baz_P



Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:28 am
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:09 am    Post subject: beginning Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Going to try whats left of the hudzilla project on the web. So I guess I will start with C#?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Programming All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast