I'm quite interested in learning programming. I want to know how us eager souls can go about doing that. I'm interested in both web and desktop programming. I already know XHTML & CSS. Any recommended books?
Anything written by Larry Ullman will be a good source of information. He writes books in a very comfortable manner. Php and mysql are his favourite languages. See Amazon.com.
Just wanted to share that if you use google you can find tutorials for most programming stuff. It is especially useful for beginner information, however sometimes more in-depth info as well. I would start online for basics to ensure it's something you're really interested in, and then go to a bookstore for more(Frys Electronics has a lot, as does Amazon.com)
Resources are very available for programming. Its your interest and perseverance that would matter most. Reading is very easy to do, understanding it would be very difficult if you really don't have the passion for it.
I agree with seba. If you learn C you'll have an edge in learning other language since C is a very powerful yet simple language. There's a lot of similarity between C and other languages. So C could be your stepping stone.
Since I already know XHTML and CSS, I think I should go with PHP (+MySQL).Is it possible to try and learn PHP and C at the same time without getting too confused. Also whats C++ and C#?One final question, is there any books I can read before learning a language. Something that describes the programming concepts basics and underlying principles?
Since I already know XHTML and CSS, I think I should go with PHP (+MySQL).
Is it possible to try and learn PHP and C at the same time without getting too confused. Also whats C++ and C#?
One final question, is there any books I can read before learning a language. Something that describes the programming concepts basics and underlying principles?