I apologize if this is in the wrong section, but I was unable to find anything similar on other posts.
The internet has been little to no help since the information is so varied and relatively vague. I have a few questions that I hope might be able to be answered.
I've recently developed an interest in programming. I'm unsure where I'd like to take this - possibly a simple game to start, or a basic addition/subtraction calculator (nothing fancy to start with). There is a Computer Programming course at my college (I'm getting my grade 12 equivalency right now) that I'd like to possibly take - but I want to know if I enjoy coding on a serious basis first, before i put the money into it and pursue it as any type of financial obligation.
I tried Codecademy, but the information in the lessons was minimal at best and I found myself lost by the third lesson.
My questions are as followed:
1. What is a coding library, and IDE, and an editor? Do I need all of these things or just one? What do they do?
2. I've heard you can code with just Notepad - true or false?
3. Which language should I start with, and how do I know which is best for me? I was trying to start with Python, but all of their updates (and the Codecademy lessons) have me completely lost.
4. Should I focus on math before focusing on learning any type of programming?
I tried looking around the internet but these questions were answered using other terms that I don't yet understand or were trying to get me to download a program without explaining what it did.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.