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Stupid question for you all....

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Hi Guys,

I've got a question from a stupid question from a clueless computer
operator's standpoint.

I use Windows XP. SP2, and I've got all these neat little programs.
What language do they
program these neat little programs in, like Skype, Yahoo IM, AOL IM,
GAIM, Weatherbug, all
these neato programs... I'd like to do some programming and do an
freeware program for amateur radio. but I'm freakin' clueless as to how
to program... I mean, I learned to use a stinkin' computer, I should be
able to learn to program, Any suggestions? Books to read? Software to
get? Just want some feedback from the pro's.

thanks guys...

-Chuck

Apr 22 '06 #1
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K8CPA wrote:
I've got a question from a stupid question from a clueless computer
operator's standpoint.
Aha...
I use Windows XP. SP2, and I've got all these neat little programs.
What language do they
program these neat little programs in, like Skype, Yahoo IM, AOL IM,
GAIM, Weatherbug, all
these neato programs...
Is that the quesion you wanted to ask? Only those who write those neat
little programs could tell you exactly.
I'd like to do some programming and do an
freeware program for amateur radio. but I'm freakin' clueless as to
how to program... I mean, I learned to use a stinkin' computer, I
should be able to learn to program, Any suggestions? Books to read?
"Programming for Dummies", maybe?
Software to get? Just want some feedback from the pro's.


Take a class from your local community college. That's probably the
best way to start for one who is [claiming to be] clueless.

V
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Please remove capital As from my address when replying by mail
Apr 22 '06 #2

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K8CPA wrote:

I've got a question from a stupid question from a clueless computer
operator's standpoint.

I use Windows XP. SP2, and I've got all these neat little programs.
What language do they
program these neat little programs in, like Skype, Yahoo IM, AOL IM,
GAIM, Weatherbug, all
Probably C++.
these neato programs... I'd like to do some programming and do an
freeware program for amateur radio.
Don't use C++. (Many here follow that advice for many of their programs.)

Use Ruby. It's designed to easily learn, and you can eventually write big
powerful programs with it:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyinstaller/
Books to read?


That installer comes with a book in PDF that teaches nearly everything
needed to get started.

And please don't post questions about Ruby here ;-)

--
Phlip
http://www.greencheese.org/ZeekLand <-- NOT a blog!!!
Apr 23 '06 #3

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"K8CPA" <k8********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi Guys,

I've got a question from a stupid question from a clueless computer
operator's standpoint.

I use Windows XP. SP2, and I've got all these neat little programs.
What language do they
program these neat little programs in, like Skype, Yahoo IM, AOL IM,
GAIM, Weatherbug, all
these neato programs... I'd like to do some programming and do an
freeware program for amateur radio. but I'm freakin' clueless as to how
to program... I mean, I learned to use a stinkin' computer, I should be
able to learn to program, Any suggestions? Books to read? Software to
get? Just want some feedback from the pro's.


I would guess that most of those were written in C or C++ although other
languages could be used. But for a ham program I would suggest a higher
level langauge, probably an interpreted one. Python is probably what I
would use just because I know it. I've heard Ruby kicked about but never
used it myself.

What would this program do? It might already be out there.

KF6OQZ
Apr 23 '06 #4

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Howdy again... this is what I am wanting to do... see below... and I'm
already downloading visual basic 2005 express edition... I'll post over
there and see what kinda responses I get...

73 and tnx..

-Chuck K8CPA

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Adkins K8CPA" <>
To: "Rick Ellison" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [hamlogger] question for Bob K4CY
: Downloading now.... thanks man. :-D
:
: What I am wanting to do, is to write a packet radio bbs program... I
know
: packet here in america is all but deadsville. But overseas packet
radio is
in
: very high usage... but those poor guys are having to use F6FBB, which
was
: originally written for DOS, with some old programming language.
anyhow, it's
: like a freakin' bear to configure. I'd like to write a packet BBS
program
: which would be VERY Windows XP friendly, easy to configure and would
be
Sysop
: and User freindly...
:
: and would work with most, if not all TNC's...
:
: tall order eh?
:
: -Chuck K8CPA

Apr 23 '06 #5

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