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Old 12-26-2001
Error help<newbie>

i am new to the programing enviroment
i know html and some of cgi
i would like to know how to creat programs
i know nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what do i need to get started
where can i learn the language
what language do i need to learn
i tried scheme
it did not work out well
will someone help me find the tools and books to get started
i am willing to get a book from the book store but i will not spend money over the internet
what can i do once i learn the language(ex:what can i make my programs do)

Last edited by skistar; 12-30-2001 at 01:01 PM..
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Old 12-27-2001

If you are looking for a website that teaches C, here's a link:
If you ask me what language you should learn, I suggest C, it is a very beautiful language and ofcourse a very powerful one! After you have learnt the language, you can start programming for projects maybe like: Chat Applications, X Windows, ...

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Old 12-28-2001

what programs do i need
and where can i find them
# 4  
Old 12-29-2001
You can search them on where you'll find lot of projects on desired topics. Or you can register yourself at and download the available projects.

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Old 12-29-2001
what do you mean "projects"
when i said programs i mean text edictors, compliers, ect.

i went to the book store yesturday
what is the difference between "C", "C++", and "C#"
which one would you recomend me learning

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Old 12-30-2001
C is a structural programming language.
In my opinion, it is a good programming language to start with.

C++ is a object-oriented programming language. Furthermore, what works in C shall be able to work in C++. Some of the object-oriented concept may be difficult for beginner to understand.

If I'm correct, C# is a product of Mircosoft. It is used as a programming language in their .Net framework. It has a syntax similar to Java.
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Old 12-31-2001
I totally agree with sihong. It's fully upto you to decide which language you want to learn. In my opinion, C is the best language!!! Smilie And if you wish to learn C on UNIX, i firstly suggest you to getting hands-on over UNIX before using the language C.

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