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    So... Where did you learn how to code?

    So, where did you learn how to code?

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    School. After learning javascript I've learned php with mysql by myself. Java was taught this year in school.

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    Well I learnt out of sheer curiousity and trial/error and copying other peoples tutorials and examples. I mainly reside doing XHTML/CSS stuff, however I'm increasing my knowledge in PHP pretty fast

    We did stuff at school, but we haven't done anything decent when it comes to web design....tables and crap like that so I just sit there hand coding

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    i remember the first code (ok HTML) i wrote was when i opened an account with a free webhost which had a WYSIWYG editor, but it was naff. but in the corner there was "Use HTML". what is this HTML they speak of i thought? ive been finding out for the last 7 years
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    HTML: Self, then class
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    Actionscript/Javascript: Teaching myself currrently

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    I started building my first site before i got the net. I found javascriptkit.com and used snippets to add bits to my site. I had curosity and the trial/error approach. I learnt javascript, then ASP, i decided ASP was useless to me so i started learning php and mysql.

    I learn by research (looking stuff up where needed), thinking and trying it.

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    Started with VB in a computer class in high school. Piqued a little interest in programming. Started learning HTML on my own to create a website. Got interested in websites. Took a Java class at college. Really interested in programming then, so enrolled in the Computer Systems Technology program at the same college. Just finished, and am now a professional programmer/analyst!

    Learned a lot in college...
    • Java
    • C/C++
    • Perl
    • ASP.Net with VB.Net
    • Assembly
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    Also learned a lot on own...
    • HTML/CSS/Javascript
    • Classic ASP
    • PHP

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    When I was in year 8 (2 years ago) there were these kids who at the time knew a little bit more than me....FP extensions, crap like that. Because they used to take the piss about me knowing nothing, it drove me to learn what I do now. I'm now fairly proficient in XHTML/CSS and know a fair bit of PHP..well I'll come clean, only a little but, but I'm getting better with it

    I now rant to them about web standards etc
    Last edited by JamieR; 06-02-2005 at 10:59 AM. Reason: corrected "not" with "now"

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    Here and W3Schools. Webmonkey gave me my first Javascript tutorial though, long ago (Thau is the man). Then miscellaneous other sites for the bit of languages, that are not covered in the fore mentioned.

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    At home on my Commodore 64. Making birds flap their wings. Then BASIC on 8088. Thank you mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    When I was in year 8 (2 years ago) there were these kids who at the time knew a little bit more than me....FP extensions, crap like that. Because they used to take the piss about me knowing nothing, it drove me to learn what I do now. I'm now fairly proficient in XHTML/CSS and know a fair bit of PHP..well I'll come clean, only a little but, but I'm getting better with it

    I now rant to them about web standards etc
    I got interested in coding when that was all that Jamie would talk about in school. So I asked him to help me, (a bit ). We designed a website for our school. And now, i know a fair bit bit of XHTML and CSS.

    Thanks Jamie, i wouldn't have started coding without your help. Cheers mate!
    Many Thanks,
    Gavin Crumpen

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    Well I'm glad I've helped you Gav...I'm sure that isn't the *only* thing I talk about lol, I'm not *that* much of a geek

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    Well, I suppose you dont just talk about coding. if your not, then you are talking about food, or Computers. . Your not the geek, i am! lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Crumpen
    Your not the geek, i am! lol.
    You're good at maths, I'm not

    Anyhoo, I want to learn more PHP over the summer in between studing and doing other stuff which will probably be either web, IT or school related. I'm, as I said above, fairly confident in XHTML and CSS, but I let myself down with PHP I feel. Having said that, I wouldn't mind getting into one of the dotNet languages, such as vB.NET or Visual C++.

    Jamie.

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    I also want to learn some C++, If you dig into our pockets, (very, very deep ) we might be able to buy our own visual c++ software . Student licence of course. Our we could go to a *coding club* to learn c++. Do you know anywhere where you can learn it?
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    Gavin Crumpen


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