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    Advice -- where to start programming.

    Hi I do not know if at my age (35) would be good I'm pretty old and would like to start studying a easy programming language but this has very high demand and pay good money, all my experience is in network, wireless and server. What do you suggest? all my exp is in network, wireless and windows server and "ZERO EXp in programming." thanks for you.

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    Are you looking for a desktop based programming language (c++, python, java, etc.) or a web based programming language (Javascript, php, Html, etc.).

    It depends what you want to do.
    For a serious, hi-paying language, you probably want to go for a C based language (C, C#, C++).
    A nice, easy language to learn is python; it's very easy to pick up and has a lot of functionality.

    You're never to old to learn a new programming language!

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    PHP is also easy to pick up and learn. It is C-based making the transition to lower-level C-based languages easier in the future. With your background in Networking, even C++ as a first language is not a bad idea. I personally liked it as a first language even though some say it's 'hard'.

    Also for some strange reason many startups are asking for Ruby Programmers. Never bothered learning it personally but checking job trends in your area may shed light on what language you should start with first.

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    php is very easy to learn and as you said you dont have any experince in programming than you should avoid java.. so go for web based programming language.. u'll find it very easy to learn.. and you are never too old to learn, there is nothing like heavy physical work or something so, learn and earn !! best luck

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    what i did was looked at C because of its popularity, it really helped me understand the syntax, i didnt look into it too long, only to get a gist of what programming was like, then i looked at html, and now im starting php, css, javascript, and mysql. they are pretty easy to understand once you understand C's syntax, mostly the o riley books, should help you with the actual function names, its best to do a little project, like think of a program you wanna make, like a calculator or even something that ask your name

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    You can start with C++, java, phyton, or ruby. I like the skill set I am acquireing from C++.

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    You can start out with C++, java, phyton, or ruby.I prefer C++ and I like the skills I am aquireing from C++.

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    35 - a little bit late age to start learning programming. But if you are interested in PC sphere, so you may try. Start from PHP, Python. These are web languages for servers. Don't forget about databases knowledge. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincewicks View Post
    35 - a little bit late age to start learning programming. But if you are interested in PC sphere, so you may try. Start from PHP, Python. These are web languages for servers. Don't forget about databases knowledge. Good luck!
    As a 43 yr old I find that statement to be ridiculous. (and ageist)

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    My take is you are never to old to do anything it depends on what you want and if you are ready to pay the price. At 35 you are too young to become an American president. I agree with Redcoder check with what language is in high demand in your community and I think with knowledge in networking e.t.c you should learn quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincewicks View Post
    35 - a little bit late age to start learning programming. But if you are interested in PC sphere, so you may try. Start from PHP, Python. These are web languages for servers. Don't forget about databases knowledge. Good luck!
    That is a wrong statement nobody is tooo old to learn anything if the person is ready to pay the price, its a matter of focus and determination. Nothing is unachievable to a determine mind . In the next two years this guy may come back teaching us what w thought we know now.

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    35 = 30 years working left.

    To say thats too old is just nonsense.

    Too old to decide you want to be the next Wayne Rooney alright but programming sitting down all day too old at 35. Nonsense.

    My college course has about 20 over 35s in a class of 100. 4 year degree in Software Dev.


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