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Old 11-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #31
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I asked myself: do I want to become the 1000000th perl/C/Python, etc. developer in London?
I bet london doesn't have that many.

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I really don't know what I want to do with programming.
Then you probably don't really need it.

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Also is K and R (i think)'s book on C programming worth the money.
If you're low on cash, there should be SOME programming books in your local library.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #32
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I bet london doesn't have that many.
Well, it would be weird if 1/7 of the population of London were software developers.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #33
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I never complained on the post's vagueness.
Sorry. The vagueness comment was not directed to you. Or anyone really. But my question was/is really vague I really provided little information.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #34
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I think that I'll think more about what I want to program and focus on before I re-ask this question.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #35
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #36
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I think that I'll think more about what I want to program
You might like to read this till end: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_software

Programming languages are used to build softwares.
You can read on each of these software kinds and
then decide which one do you feel comfortable and
exciting to develop.

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And from now on I'll put it into separate posts.
I meant if you have an information to add after a gap
of about an hour, then it is better to put it in a new
post.
Also, don't make a new post to your thread with zero
replies within 36 hours (you should add the
information to the first post only in this case).

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:37 AM   #37
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I think that I'll think more about what I want to program and focus on before I re-ask this question.
Hey asipper,

Start programming man.

Consensus veers to Python, C, Assembler.

Start reading up and working the examples. Read others' code.

But start man.

OK
 
Old 11-08-2011, 05:38 AM   #38
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I agree with the above post. Just start coding. Even if you decide to change the language later on, it doesn't matter. A lot of generic concepts are the same across most languages.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 01:27 PM   #39
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A quick question. Since the Linux kernel is programmed in C and I learned C. Would it make Linux easier to understand?
 
Old 11-08-2011, 01:30 PM   #40
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Would it make Linux easier to understand?
What exactly do you mean? If you're talking about understanding kernel code, then yes, understanding C would obviously help. If you're just talking about understanding how to use the operating system, then no. What languages things are written in doesn't really need to concern you as a user.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #41
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Thanks everyone. @Nylex I meant code thanks
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #42
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A quick question. Since the Linux kernel is programmed in C and I learned C. Would it make Linux easier to understand?
In a sense - if you are going to program for Linux. This is because standard library is 'glibc' which itself is mostly written in "C" thus assuming "C" interface.

As end user just invoking programs you probably don't care.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #43
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What's a good first programming to learn?
As soon as you know how you will measure 'goodness', you will probably also know which languages are best to learn first.

--- rod.
 
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #44
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I've decided on C. Is this a good book for an absolute beginner :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067...F8&me=&seller= . I've heard K and R's book isn't good for a newbie programmer. I'll eventually move on to K and R's book

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #45
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This has nothing to do with the question but I find it funny that almost all the posters use Slackware
 
  


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