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Dear Friends,
I am a beginner in programming language. I know that programming is somewhat easy and very interesting to learn. But, when i come across many languages used to develop a simple application ,I get confused whwther (i) is it possible to study all those languages ?(ii)Whether can't I survive if don't update those languages. I am little bit confused about my career.... Please help me friends....
Posted 29-Jun-13 16:13pm
Updated 29-Jun-13 21:38pm
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Solution 1

It is a noble and worthy cause to learn a lot of languages, but you need to start with one and learn it properly before learning another.

You cite java and python as your languages of interest. I would suggest that python might be a better language to learn first; it does not have a lot of subtle traps or complicated ideas.

I won't rain on your parade - It is too soon in your experience level to see if you have the right stuff.

Good luck!
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Solution 5

Please don't start with Visual Basic, any other language would fit. :rolleyes:
At first you don't need to learn many languages. You do need to learn one. This is the hard step. Once you have a good knowledge of one language it is relatively easy to learn new languages (and to keep up to date with the known one). My two cents.
Toywarrior 30-Jun-13 3:53am
What about you... Should be the very beginning??
CPallini 30-Jun-13 4:03am
It depends on your interest. Every mainstream language (e.g. C#, Java, C++) would fit.
If you like, for instance, developing Windows Desktop applications, then C# is a natural choice. If you like supporting multiple platforms then Java is better suited. If you prefer going 'to the metal' then C++ (or even C) are good. I wouldn't start with an 'exotic' language (e.g. Scheme). Once you master a mainstream, imperative, language then you can look out for 'exotic' programming languages. This is, of course, just my personal opinion.
Toywarrior 30-Jun-13 4:22am
HTML was my very first language...
And it is to easy for beginners to understand basic concepts in HTML..
So I Suggested it...
CPallini 30-Jun-13 4:29am
But HTML is not a programming language.
Toywarrior 30-Jun-13 4:34am

But It is a good for knowing "what the language is?", and some basic things...
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Solution 6

If you are looking .net then I would have a look at

MSDN Development for beginners[^]

I would start with C# even though I started with VB.NET as there are more examples / blogs that are written in C# (but it is relatively easy to convert between the 2) but I also think it depends on the type of jobs in the area on which language you choose.
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Solution 7

My advice, start with the fundamentals. First acquire knowledge about the field of programming, do research on what programming entails in order to know what you really need to do when you venture into programming.

For instance, imagine you're learning driving, where do you start? You don't jump directly into a car and start driving, you first understand the rules...which in programming we call syntax and semantics.

So, for starters, I'd advice you to start learning from a well documented programming language like Java or C#, because both are focused on the future. For Java you can visit Java Tutorials by Oracle, and for C# you can check the alternative for Microsoft from MSDN

If you feel that you need something else, you may try out scripting like PHP which is also well documented under PHP Documentation

I hope this helps. And if you feel that this response was helpful, you can mark it as accepted.
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Solution 2

I suggest to Start with HTML...
CPallini 30-Jun-13 3:38am
Is it a programming language?
Toywarrior 30-Jun-13 3:45am
No... But a Good Beginning...
Jolas green sand 4-Jul-13 12:34pm
HTML is not a programming language. How Can it help in developing good programming skills ?
Toywarrior 4-Jul-13 13:47pm
For beginner level, good programs are not expected..

As it goes up we develope our mind as an developer...

No matter what the language is...

And yes, when I was very new to programming I was suggested to learn HTML and It helped me alot....

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