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Hey, everyone I'm interested in learning some programming, but I really have no idea where to start. Does anyone have any good ideas/suggestions of books, online forums, etc that they've had luck with? I'm plain tired of not knowing how to do such things. Anyway, would love your suggestions. Thanks
Ummm I've been learning C and found the "Advanced Linux Prorgamming" or "The C Programming Language" - found them really good. Also, don't just read the books if ya get them, do the theory and if ya got a mate that does programming get him/her to write some code with lots of comments
If ya got any more questions ya want help with regarding Programming there's a Programming Forum
It depends... sorta.
Are you looking to code for Linux? or M$ based apps?
If you are a complete beginner to C, they any basic Learn C/C++ book will get you started with the basics. The basics are the essential parts to all coding. Once you get those down, the rest falls into place with experience, imagination, and innovation.
Linux Programming (SAMS book) & Advanced Linux Programming are really great books. They are by far the best for beginners I've ever seen.
I've been coding for auite sometime, and I still reference those two during my development projects at work.
If you looking to write code in Linux you are in luck. you have compilers, IDEs, and other tools available at your fingertips.
If your looking for M$ codeing tactics, you're going to have to purchase a compiler or find one on the net. But I've found that most M$ based compilers/builders are very expensive. And the free ones normally don't give you the power/robustness you really need for good code slingin.
I think it's best to have a book rather than internet examples. To me anyhow.
Hey, thanks a lot. All of these look great. I can't wait to sit down and dive into them. Hopefully my brain isn't permafrosted from the mortgage business. I've seriously got to find something else to do. Anyway, thanks again. I appreciate it.
I actually became interested in programming after I switched to Linux a few months ago. There are some windoze based apps that are unavailable for Linux that I want to use (a 'database' of sorts, but not really), so I thought "Why not learn some programming and contribute to the linux world at the same time." After my last BSOD, there is not much that could make me go back to windoze. Especially as someone mentioned above, all their proprietary (?) software costs you a fortune! What kind of crap is that? I'll use windoze where I am forced to (work) and that's it. Anyway, I don't want to stir the mire anymore with that kind of talk. Could get ugly.
I'll check out both the SAMS and O'Reilly sites, and see what they have to offer. Hopefully good prices? If not, we have a half priced bookstore around here that specializes in computer jargon. I'm of to !
The SAMS books are usually pretty cheap. Price wise that is.
The O'reileys are a bit more... depending on the book's content and size mainly. But O still has damn ... *bleep* darn good books for the price anyhow.