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Old 10-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I have been trying to get into programming for awhile now but it seems everywhere I look is teaching the language but I cannot find how to use the language there seem to be no middle ground for implementing it to in-depth program...... any help on were and how to get started would be great C:

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your best bet is joining a programming class (If your school is like mine and has one) or you can join a club for it (once again if you have one). If neither of those options are possible, try something outside of school. Lots of towns have programs for certain skills as night courses or on the weekend. Programing outside of school would look great on a college application if you're looking to go to school for programing. Good luck!
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If you really want to learn some programming, I would recommend following what the other guy said and go to thenewboston.org. Learn some of the basics of c++ then maybe after a month or so, go to thegamecreators.com and get DarkGDK. It gets you into using graphics and whatnot, and keeps your interest.
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This site taught me a lot about programming: http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=16
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Get lessons
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teach yourself.
if i were you i would start with python.
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Forget the language. Think about how to solve a problem and draw a flowchart ot otherwise describe how to achieve a solution. The language should not be important. For example if you were given a data set with the height of books how would you sort then in ascending order? Descending order? Describe the way you would process the data to get the books sorted.
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Not trying to kill your dream But.,My son was interested in the same field in high school.I had him talk to my cousins husband, He retired from apple five years ago part of the original group that built the company.He told clayton,that there is little money in this fielf any more a lot of this work is outsourced to India, and other countries.Programming is still needed, but it is cheaper to give the work to others.NOW,COMING UP WITH THE IDEA,S thats a different story
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Erm my teacher at college told us we'd have to go to uni
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The manner you have written your question appears a little confusing.

If you are asking how to learn a programming language more in-depth to what you are learning from say a high school class, try moving up to college level.

If you are asking how to learn from a beginning stage, many community colleges have courses, and some even provide these online.

Get the fundamentals of programming in place. As far as which language, it depends on what you want to do. For example, if you are doing systems programming, LISP may not be such a good programming language since it is geared for Artificial Intelligence.

As you start using particular languages more and more, you can get much deeper into it's potential use cases. There are also several projects you can find on the web to check out open source code and eventually even contribute.
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