Solved A good first programming language?

July 15, 2011 at 23:00:02
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What would be a good first programming language? I have been researching for a little while and have found a lot of conflicting answers. I have a little experience with HTML (not sure if it is even considered a programming language), but nothing else. So what do you think would be the best to start out with?

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#1
July 16, 2011 at 00:44:33
What kind of programs do you want to write? Are you intending to make a living doing it. Do you have the aptitude?

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#2
July 16, 2011 at 13:22:26
Well, considering that I'm only 15, I don't really know if I'm going to code for a living yet. I just want to try to learn, since I plan on going to college for computer sciences. I suppose I have the aptitude to learn, though I don't know how much math is involved, I imagine that Algebra 1 skills are good enough to start learning, at least..

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#3
July 16, 2011 at 14:07:46
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Start with a version of C/C++. Even BASIC can teach you most principles. Math can get very involved. Logic is most important. Programming is structure.

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#4
July 16, 2011 at 16:32:09
Maths and Algerbra are not all that important when learning programming language, the computer will do all that for you.

The important skill is language, Learning a computer language is not that much different than learning a spoken language, the same principles of syntax, grammar, punctuation and sentence construction apply - and logic according George Boole.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George...

Stuart


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#5
July 16, 2011 at 17:36:06
Math is important if you are going to work with critical new applications. The other algorithms have all been written and you can usually copy them, but if you become good you will write better ones.

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