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I do not have programming skills. How do i get interest in programming and improve my skills???
Jun 30 '09 #1
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Frinavale
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I'd suggest taking a few courses at school first.
Do you have an idea of what type of applications that you want to develop?
Jun 30 '09 #2
JosAH
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@nike111
Whatever you do, don't take Visual Basic; it cripples your mind forever. Take, e.g. Java or C# as a first language. Sun, the inventor of Java, has excellent online tutorials available as well as a great Java forum that you can read, study, and ask occasional questions if you're stuck. And, above all, learn to walk before you run, so take baby steps and you'll be fine.

kind regards,

Jos
Jul 1 '09 #3
nike111
15 New Member
@Frinavale
i want to develop database applications... .... but need to know at least one of the programming language...... my main problem is its too difficult to start a new thing for me........ how can i overcome in the case of learnin a programming lang???
Jul 1 '09 #4
cloud255
427 Recognized Expert Contributor
Hey,

Some people here might laugh at this, but if you really want to learn how to program and understand how all the finer details work, don't go the route of the 'newer' technologies such as .NET.

The older languages force you to do more of the coding yourself, this allows you to comprehend how things interact on a lower level. I would suggest C++ (a bit intense for a total new comer) or Turbo Pascal.

I had Turbo Pascal in high school, you can't do ALL the fancy things that .NET and Java offer you, but it is a simple and clean language with which you can learn the concepts of OOP before moving onto something like C++ or C#.

Good luck
Jul 2 '09 #5
Frinavale
9,735 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
@nike111
I actually agree with Cloud....maybe not Turbo Pascal though.
C++ is pretty cool...but I really liked Java.

Java has an awesome resource to help you as a developer: javadocs. When I was working in C++ and Java, I always found that Java "just worked" whereas C++ took a lot more fiddling and would likely not work the first time running something. The nice thing that Java has over C++ is a garbage collector that manages memory usage.

Java has some nice editors too...check out Netbeans and Eclipse. Of course if you really need help with something you can always ask the experts in the Java Forum too :)

If you choose to pick up a .NET language, then I would recommend C# over VB. There is an awesome .NET resource too: the MSDN Library. There's a free version of Visual Studio that will get you started. And of course you can always find help in the .NET Forum or the C# Forum too :)

-Frinny
Jul 2 '09 #6
HERBERTS
16 New Member
@nike111
Hi,
Well, the first thing is you be determined to do it yourself. People develop interest in computers by being with computers for sometime, its not a one day thing.
First, know what you want, and then be determined to do it, you will find that the more you do it, the better it becomes and the more you like it.
Programming is not a one days job.
Jul 6 '09 #7
dhirajch
1 New Member
the first thing is to develope your logical skills, then u should opt for programming.
Jul 8 '09 #8

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