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Which Coding Language to Start with?

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I don't know any coding language, I desperately want to learn one by one for next couple of years or whatever it takes.

My question is, Where should I start from?
I'm little confused should I start from Java? c? or C++? or even Basic? I have done some coding almost 6 years back in School which I have totally forgotten .
I would like to start climbing ladder from start rather skipping/jumping on higher once at start.

So, Kindly suggest where should I start coding from?
Sep 25 '12 #1
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Depends on what you want to do.
Sep 26 '12 #2

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There is a process in coding:
  1. Determine what it is you wish to accomplish with a program.
  2. Produce an algorithm or process for how this task can be performed.
  3. Determine which programming language would best suit this type of process.
  4. Write code and debug.

So, like zmbd said, it REALLY depends on what you want to do.

For example, do you want to have job security by being an in-demand programmer? Do you want to be at the breast of the bleeding edge? Do you want to optimize existing code at the byte level? Do you want to work with advanced mathematics?

Figure out what you want to do, then we'll help guide you towards a few languages that might fit you.
Sep 26 '12 #3

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official documentation
if is OOP
what do you want (desktop app, mobile app, web app)
I have learned a lot of coding lenguages but the must easy to me was: c #, but other prefer java...try to follow a tutorial, and try, if you want .net visit the official page:, if you want something about a open source lenguage you can try ruby with it framework rails (all this is called ruby on rails (:S))is pretty easy too, and their comunity is awsome, there a lot of tutorials (in video) at besides you can read the tutorials in english or spanish, italian...etc. if you are looking for a tutorial video in spanish visit youtube the cspmoreno channel, regardts.
Sep 26 '12 #4

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If you really want to start, just start. Head over to w3schools and go through the first few pages of each language until you decide which one you're picking up easily. The truth is, by the time you're done with one language you'll realize that maybe there's another language which is better for certain other types of programs.. and eventually you'll be hopping on to those as well.

It's good that you're giving yourself a cushion of 2 years and not just pretending that you'll be able master anything in the short term. That's a realistic approach.
Feb 8 '13 #5

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I suggest you to learn phython it simple and easy compared to other and it is good too:-)
Mar 24 '13 #6

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dont start with C just bc you will have to learn Unix or linux commands. start with java bc for me java is easier than c++.
Apr 13 '13 #7

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I have a BS in applied mathematics and wrote Ada and Pascal software in large, RTE (real-time, embedded) avionics for 15+ years. These were math and logic intense systems, implementing navigation and guidance algorithms, with more than half-million lines of code, running on custom processors and written and tested to tough FAA standards. I knew nothing about airplanes or avionics when I started RTE but they taught me on the job and I paid them back with performance.

I had to step away from that field for 10 years and now am able to return to software development. I was and still am able to find RTE Ada jobs in my old field, but they are geographically limited. I'm 49 with wife and small children and don't want to move across the country at this point in my life.

I still want to develop software in a large corporate environment, but with skills that are in-demand across many industries. I have zero experience with web-design, scripting, mobile devices, internet protocols, networks, network security and database management, so I am starting out at the bottom but I have proven I can learn on the job.

Given my circumstance, what language/skill would get me into an IT dept quickly?

Thank you.
Apr 2 '14 #8

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