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Alright peeps \o/

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by LedZeppelin42271, Sep 1, 2007.

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  1. LedZeppelin42271

    LedZeppelin42271 New Member

    Alright people just saying hello to everyone in here, my names Rob im from Kent in England, im studying the MCDST and hope to go onto programming afterwards.

    Can anyone tell me what languange to go in for first, im trying visual basic first then see where that goes.


    Certifications: Studying for MCDST
    WIP: Programming
  2. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Hi there and welcome 8)
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  3. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    wow 2 post and both in bold, could you maybe turn that off?

    Welcome to the site Ledzeppline from Kent. I love that band by the way. :)
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Hello and Welcome ! :biggrin

    Theres lots of threads about computer languages here, there no right or wrong language as far as your first computer language goes, the important thing is that you learn at least one !

    Most people start with a high level imperative programming or procedural language and then go onto learn extra concepts. I'd personally reccomend C# over VB if thats your inclination as I find BASIC a bit 1970's. :biggrin

    Most of these languages are good for learning basic concepts like IO, logic and flow control, data structures, algorithms, etc.

    If you want to take a cert I'd reccomend the SCJP as this gives an excellent general grounding in a high level language.

    It really depends what you wanna learn and why, you haven't really made this clear, do you want to write games, business apps, web sites ?
    You will need to be very focused for a long period of time to become a good programmer.

    I think an understanding of various languages can be useful, assembler gives you in depth low level understanding. Other languages may be domain specific or have interesting features, garbage colection, object orientation, rule or predicate based, macros, templates/generic programming, code generation, functional programming, closures, AOP etc.
  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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