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Postby Davek804 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:32 pm

So, i mean programming. I know html and all that jazz down pat. C or what?
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Postby Sabrewings » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:30 pm

IMHO, the best learning language of that type would be Java.
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Postby Davek804 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:00 am

OK ill pick up a book on it, thanks!
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I have to agree...

Postby tryn » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:56 am

Java is a solid cross platform language.

A lot of determining which language to learn depends on what you want to accomplish.

PERL is particular good at pattern searches and number crunching.

PHP is awesome for creating dynamic web pages and my personal favorite.

Visual Basic is heavily used in manufacturing. (We used to write all control programs for machinery in VB)

What is the goal here?

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Postby Davek804 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:04 pm

Id say id like to extend my html skills by learning PHP.
Have you seen the Battlefield Vietnam website? A lot of javascript in it. The graphic mixing on that site is insanely good. Its one of my favorites.
I guess what im trying to say is w/e i learn i would like to have domiance on the web stuff before going into hardcore programming.
I am proficient in Photoshop and Imageready, dont know flash, and can do some stuff in dreamweaver. I considered learning flash, but decided it isnt necesary for me. If you want to see some sites i have made, goto:

www.godzclan.net
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:22 am

I think C would give you a good basis to learn other languages. So would Visual Basic.
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Postby Jetves » Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:02 pm

C or Java....I think Java is more useful but C is just a tad easier if I remember correctly.
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Postby Falklian » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:04 am

Jetves wrote:C or Java....I think Java is more useful but C is just a tad easier if I remember correctly.


I learned C/C++ first and then went to Java. If you know one, and then go to the other, it'll be a pretty smooth transition. Especially if you know OOP. I personally thought Java was easier, but that's just my opinion. :lol:
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Postby Jetves » Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:03 pm

I was learning to trouble shoot at that time so...C was easier(by a little) but Java is pretty easy if you don't learn half of Javascript first :lol:
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Postby jato oswor » Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:39 pm

i would say c++ or vb
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