Posted on 2011-04-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello all,
to start off i know nothing about programing but i want to learn. starting with the basics and ending with the most advanced types of programing and codes i am very interested in it and i want to learn allot about it. please point in the way of a good book or two or a few web sites. please help. thank you.

James H Atkins IV
Question by:JAtkins3
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    You can start with for web related programming.

    Other programming languages start offs-

    You can start with these as they are basics of all programming. and jump to other programming once you have clear thoughts for them.
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    >> and codes i am very interested in it
    What kind of programs do you want to write?
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    Just learning about all the different programming languages and methods could take the next 6 months.  You really need to start with a smaller goal.  Pick something specific that you want to do.
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    by:Paul Sauvé
    Hi JAtkins3,

    You say: starting with the basics and ending with the most advanced types of programing and codes...

    From the Internet site ACM Digital Library: Using On-Line Tutorials in Introductory IT Courses
    Many universities offer introductory IT courses covering an introduction to programming and the use of applications such as spreadsheets, presentation tools, word processing and databases. Teaching such introductory IT courses is, for many Computer Science lecturers, an extremely difficult task. The pedagogical challenges include institutional setup, reduced teaching resources, the perceived ease of IT, a growing number of students, a reduced student effort and a growing motivational gap. Although applications have become easier to use, they have also become more advanced with a growing list of advanced features. Similarly, programming technology has improved with new programming languages such as Java, but the fundamental concept of programming is still difficult to grasp for many students. This chapter reports on two pedagogical experiments using on-line tutorials in combination with lectures and hands-on exercises. Although it is still the early days, the results seem to suggest that the approach could contribute to establishing a best -practice for courses of this nature. The approach seems especially suited for motivating and activating the growing number of students whose will to learn is low, the so-called "minimalist students".

    Please bear in mind that to accomplish what you want to do, with or without formal training, is a daunting task.

    I have a degree in IT and managed to learn the basics of HTML programming, but I am in no way an expert. In fact, that's what I accomplished - basic HTML programming techniques (no C++, no Java, etc).

    Before learning to program, you must understand how to use algorithms and how to analyse a problem to find out what can be automated using IT.


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    thank you for the insite.

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