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Old 01-18-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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I bought this programming magazine with the title " programming is fun and easy" or some stupid title. I've been going through the first section and its wonderful. It has 10 different programs that it walks you through. Starting from easy of the typical "hello world" to more advanced items.

I've bought many useless books that claim to be "professional" and leave out key features to teach you the proper steps and talk way too much.

The point of this thread is for others to post websites, articles, magazines they've found helpful when they were starting. I find C# to be tremendously easier to deal with then C/C++.

Thanks
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition Products

Good stuff there, too. I'm tinkering with SQL 2008 now.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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As I've dealt almost exclusively with PHP I can onlpy comment on that. I've found the PHP manual invaluable. I guess everyone is different in how they learn but I need real world examples and results. I'm not one to be content going through the whole "hello world!" BS and want to dig right in.

The manual itself is setup as forum type page. Experienced users and programmers will offer examples and explanations or even suggestions for other possible functions using real world examples. Once you have basic knowledge of the language these examples become invaluable as they incorporate amny other parts of the language pretty much forcing you to learn and understand them.

There's the standard online version and a downloadable version: PHP: Documentation

For example here's the page the foreach loop :

PHP: foreach - Manual
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: USA
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wowzers. I don't understand what happened 10 years ago. There is so much useful information on the internet now of days.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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If you want books, I'd suggest a series of books by Deitel. They have a several programming books for C/C+=, VB, Java and C#. I used one when I was learning Java and found it to be a good start.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: kcmo
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I'm fond of Visual Basic or better yet Delphi.. (which compiles self-executables usually with low over-head) unlike VB which may need 1+ Mb of files with it..

The best way to learn to code I think is to set your sites on a goal and then do it.. anything else is a waste of time.. there is some nice websites out there that post source code with their applications which can be real helpful in.. how does it work scenarios..
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