View Full Version : beginner progammer where do i start

09-18-2009, 05:32 AM
I am currently perusing a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Systems Engineering. I have three programming classes and they are Java 1, 2 and 3. Where can I learn other programming language?

09-18-2009, 07:15 AM
What other languages?

There are plenty of languages out there. You want to learn all of them?

If you tell us what you want to do we might advice other languages.

But in the absolute you are learning Java which platform and OS independent, so if you want my opinion I would go and learn C# since it is very close to Java and it is dedicated to windows environment.

09-18-2009, 04:33 PM
Just go for C# i'm also learning it now and i like it ALOT..
But maybe u should do some research before u start with C# or any other programming language.


09-18-2009, 05:32 PM
To save extra typing, I'll just re-use what I've said before, its good advice.

Computer languages are just tools and you want to use the right one for the job. So it depends on what you are going for and your programming ability. If you have no programming experience, diving right into C++ will have a little steeper learning curve. You may want to consider C# which is a little easier to learn.

Though no matter the language, having a project you want to do can help a lot towards learning programming.

So in your case if you are comfortable with Java you might want to try C#. But it depends on what you'd like to do.

09-18-2009, 09:46 PM
That depends on what you want to do.

If you already know Java, then C/C++/C# may be easier for you to learn, as they have similar, if not identical markup.

PHP would be a good choice if you want to do web development.

However, if you don't know java, then VB6/VB.NET could be easier to start off with, to learn the basics of programming, such as variables, loops, scope, objects, events etc.

09-19-2009, 03:38 AM
hehe c# is a good choice, extremly easy if you know well java you will learn that in 2 weeks no problem.

09-20-2009, 04:27 AM
I think it is important for you to master one language, and fully understand the concept behind the language.

After you master 1 language, it is easy for you to go the the next language as the basic concepts are the same.

09-25-2009, 02:31 PM
Thx for all the help. where can i go to learn one of these lanuages.

09-29-2009, 06:12 AM
That depends on what you want to do.

x2. Just depends what application you want. I have found it easiest to have projects, from work or school or something, especially when they have needs that aren't met by the languages I know. I had a project where I had to download databases from a web site weekly, and it was written in Java, so I had to make a robot. That is how I learned Perl. Or, if you have project that requires a lot of string parsing, I recommend Python. Then, you just set your goals, and figure out the details with online resources.