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Wanting to learn to program johon wkes 15/01/14(Wed)03:11 No. 4669
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Wanting to learn a program language two questions;
1. What is an easy beginner language to learn.
2. What language after the beginner language to follow up with.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/01/15(Thu)00:27 No. 4670
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1. Python
2. Haskell


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Nattajerk 15/01/15(Thu)18:38 No. 4671

Python probably is one of the easier languages you can learn, and unlike toy languages that hold your hand, it has a practical use after you learn it.

I can't honestly say learning haskell is where it's at. granted, I don't understand it and haven't even tried it.
I would say follow up with C or a C style language (C++, Java, C#, etc) once you get a firm grasp on programming.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/01/17(Sat)09:21 No. 4674

>>4669
python, javascript and java are always good to start with and know afterwards


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/02/02(Mon)11:27 No. 4683

>>4674
python is indeed, hit yourself for the other suggestions.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/02/07(Sat)20:18 No. 4685

>>4671
>>4670
Haskell is a really good language IF you're interested in functional programming or lambda calculus. I can't say it's especially good for beginners.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/02/19(Thu)23:45 No. 4694

>>4669
>1. What is an easy beginner language to learn.
Python, maybe C.
>2. What language after the beginner language to follow up with.
Any C-like language like >>4671 said. If you start with python, try C. If you did C, try C++. Also, the general recommendation is learn C then C++, and not to dive into C++.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/02/20(Fri)02:59 No. 4695

>>4694
>Also, the general recommendation is learn C then C++
No, it's not.


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/02/22(Sun)01:08 No. 4696
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Just learn Python 3. Its highly documented, easy to use, easy to program and will give you a good idea on what you're doing

alternatively, if you dont really like python, try Ruby. its a different approach to the same thing.


after that it depends on what you want to do. If you want "practical for moneys", learn Java, or C#, or C++

if you want to do OS dev, or microcontrollers, do C

if you want to do webdev, do JS, PHP, HTML/CSS, SQL and see what frameworks interest you(Ruby on rails, node, angular, etc)

if you want to be a special snowflake, use Lisp with SBCL, Hasklel, or ASM

just dont start with C or Assembly, really. a bunch of retards who didnt start with it will say you'll learn how the computer really works! which is largely untrue. Autistically managing resources is a waste of time for most development. using malloc isn't a hardcore skill.

/rant
i fucking hate "programmers"


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Neckbearded Basement Dweller 15/05/29(Fri)05:19 No. 4740

1. Python is a very easy language to learn, especially if you understand the fundamentals of programming.
2. I would say C, or maybe Java, since Java has a higher level of abstraction.


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idoit4thelulz 15/06/02(Tue)03:59 No. 4744

I'll be different and say start with Racket. Don't even think about a second language yet though. Where you go next is a bridge to cross when the time comes.

BTW, I started with BASIC in the 80's, immediately followed by Z-80 assembly language. Now I code in C and Perl mostly. But anyway, asm back then wasn't so difficult because the machines were much simpler (check out MOS 6502, for example). Actually BASIC->ASM path would still work fine today if someone happens to have a simple 80's machine. Modern hardware and OS are too big of hurdles for that sort of thing.



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