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#1 12 years ago

[COLOR=darkred]Hi Everyone[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkred][/COLOR] [COLOR=darkred] First of all i just want to say u guys are too adavnced for me so dont drown me out with ur terminolagy. I al lookng to become a computer programmer, now i know their are alot of diffrent PC programmer, In my case i want to be a Programmer programming applications (if it made sense). Now theirs 2 questions, cold someone give me a quick list of diffrent programmers and their jobs, eg what they do. And then how they do their job. Thanks alot and any help would be great.[/COLOR]




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#2 12 years ago

good luck with this one. there are infinate job titles for programmers, and tons of languages. what are you going for (you want to make games, internet apps, word apps, the GUI or the actual functioning of the prog. this is a real general question. if you could be a little more specific we can get you better results but for now here http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Heights/3013/startprogramming.html




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#3 12 years ago

one of the most popular and most powerfull languages is C++. its kinda hard for me, i liked java and visual basic better. anyway, C++ is used in about all games, and is very flexible and growing. if you learn C++ (well you really cant learn it all, all that you need or your programing style, there is never one way to write a program) you can get into anything really, gaming, applications. HTML isnt quite considered a language, although i consider it one, its more of a set of instructions, so iv heard. visual basic is used for more than just forms, i use it to make DLL's for multiple things. modules for gui's too. i would say the most flexible languages are, but there are many more i diddnt list.

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#4 12 years ago

I recommend starting with Visual Basic - that's where most programmers start. Visual Basic allows you to create basic applications from simple calculators up to powerful database manipulation. It's really easy to learn, and you don't need a teacher at all if you've got the VB Help files. Visual Basic is an object-orientated language, meaning you place objects and write the code behind them. I'd start by purchasing Visual Basic 6, which is really cheap now compared to what it used to be.

After they're compitent with Visual Basic, most programmers move onto C - this is a language which almost all other high-level languages (basically languages using English-like words and easy for humans to use) are based off. C allows you to develop graphic-manipulation programs (eg. games), and is quite different to Visual Basic but structured the same way.

After that, the coders looking to do the most advanced stuff that computers are capable of look into C++ (C Plus Plus). This is what most game developers use to write games (Java is also used, but is more suited to smaller games, eg. those for mobile phones), and is extremely powerful. It is mostly true to say that if machine code (the language which computers understand) can do it, C++ can do it. And usually with alot less hassle.

But the last two languages are a long way off for absolute beginners. It's best to start on Visual Basic and keep with it for a few years before moving to something else - it will help you understand the way programs are structured and also improve your logic abilities. People who jump in at the deep end with C++ usually find it very hard to learn more advanced techniques, because the guides are written using termonology which should have been learned in lesser-languages.

Anyway, good luck.




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#5 12 years ago

hi thanks for all of your input. well im looking into a programming job which will benifit in the log run, so it does not matter how hard or advanced it is aslong as it will be usefull later on. "make games, internet apps, functioning of the prog" Is prob th main 1s im going for, and with the info you guys have given i think C++ is good for a start or visual baisic (wats the diff.?) So i think what would be a gd idea is i start to learn C++ and then soon decide if its gaming or application programming. is there a guide or tutorials on how C++ actually works and how you get stared i it? thanks:cya: