View Full Version : Reading materiel for beginners?

03-26-2013, 08:33 AM
Hello all!

I'm completely new to computer programming besides watching some short demos online. Can anyone suggest some beginner books or websites that I can start with? Maybe a point in the right direction? Thank you.

03-29-2013, 06:36 AM
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03-29-2013, 04:51 PM
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04-04-2013, 03:24 PM
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04-08-2013, 02:30 PM
In My actual point of view if you are beginners in programming field then you can read book of wrox and balaguruswamy for basic knowledge of Programming.

04-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Depends how specific you want to get...for video tutorials I like thenewboston (on YouTube)...as far as books, I can really only offer my input as far as C#.

On my bookshelf:

Beginning Object Oriented Programming with C# (Wiley/Jack Purdum, 2012)
C# 4.0 The Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill/Schildt, 2010)
WPF 4.0 Unleashed (Sams/Nathan, 2010)

I started with the first when I was just getting into programming, and the second/third are now my go-to quick references along with MSDN. I'm not a huge fan of the Head First/Dummies/24-hour books, but everyone learns different so you should still take a look at them to see if they suit your learning style.

04-08-2013, 10:21 PM
Note: If you are just looking for a sort of introduction to programming approach, check out half.com as they usually have some intro to CompSci/intro to programming books that should at least get your feet wet.