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Probably quite a good example. I guess your right, there is no industry standard as such. I ...
11th March 2010, 08:20 PM #46
Programming Language Popularity
Probably quite a good example. I guess your right, there is no industry standard as such. I do admit C# has gained huge popularity, but I do express concern over M$ and their sneaky ways of gaining market lock in!! Mono is a x-platform .NET equivalent, but it is not 100% and without being cautious you could easily lock yourself into Win32.
12th March 2010, 09:39 AM #47
Although I had done plenty of programming before I got to university, my first formal, taught course on programming was Simon Brock's introductory programming course at UEA. Handily, Simon has a column in this month's PC Pro magazine where he sums up the options for learning to program - you can skip the whole tedious 3-year degree thing, pick a language and get on with it.
Originally Posted by adameye
12th March 2010, 09:51 AM #48
Started coping listing out of a magazine laying on the living room floor. Sinclear Basic on a 16K speccy . Moved on to BBC Basic and Locomotive Basic. A bit of Logo and then learned Pascal doing GCSE Computing. More Pascal, some assembler and lots of COBOL on the BTEC course. Then off to uni for a healthy dose of Java and C++, with a bit more assembly thrown in to boot.
Originally Posted by adameye
My experience - user of meny, master of none, hatred of all.
Funny I spent three years at the UEA avoiding as meny programming courses as possible - pretty much only did the mandatory ones for the degree. I got a 3rd partly as a result - why did I choose to study an accountancy or databases module?. Got all my highest on the programming courses. Part of me wishes I'd knuckled down more while I was there and did all the coding modules. Oh Hum!
Originally Posted by dhicks
26th March 2010, 11:10 PM #49
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16th April 2010, 11:10 AM #50
I started on z80 assembler, then basic, 6502 assembler, COBOL, Pascal, Ada, C, Java, VB.
Other than the quirks of the language, its layouts and conventions, the language is largely irrelevant to a decent programmer.
Programming is about the design methodology, data structures, and Human Computer Interaction (presentation and user interface).
Java is a great place to start as it uses a fairly easy structure once you understand the object model, You can code with notepad and command line.
Once you get some traction in the language then Eclipse is a great IDE and creating User Interface's is easy.
Your code is portable, as near to write once-run anywhere as there is.
And it allows you to easily migrate to advanced programming methods such as the use of frameworks.
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