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    I love it when you go to write a help thread, then while writing, you reach an enlightenment, and figure it out yourself.

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    Programming is something that I enjoy and want to make a career out of. But, I usually tend to start things and not finish them. Any advice on how I can finish what I start?

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#1 legotrax

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:20 AM

Hi.

I was just wondering, which language is the best to start with when you are a noob like me?:P

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:30 AM

What are you wanting to do? Python is a nice scripting language where you can work with algorithms or input easily, vb.NET is a good simple language to work with GUIs (drag and drop with visual studio)
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:14 AM

I want to learn how to make programs.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:25 AM

Ruby is a nice language, and so is Common Lisp.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:55 AM

I want to learn how to make programs.


'programs' is a very big word. Can you please be more specific with what are you looking for?(Games are programs, too.)
Also, what operating system are you using?
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:44 AM

C++, Are you by any chance hoping to do website development as well. If so the process will be much simpler for you. In that case PHP.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:08 AM

Instead of thinking about which language, look for absolute beginner programming tutorials or books on the web. These sources will start you off on the fundamentals and give you a better idea of where you want to go.

But in general, if you want to build websites then PHP is a good place to begin; for Windows Apps Visual Studio.NET (express edition is free) would suffice.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:10 AM

I heard you can do C/C++ scripting on webpages as well, is this true?
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:13 AM

I heard you can do C/C++ scripting on webpages as well, is this true?


No you can't. This isn't true.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:07 AM

I heard you can do C/C++ scripting on webpages as well, is this true?

Yes, you can run the executable in a CGI environment, but you are limited in optinos.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:59 AM

No you can't.

Yes, you can

lol?

@Nullw0rm, how limited? Can I run a Hello World on a webpage with C?
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

You can basically print "Content-Type: text/html\r\nHost:foo.com\r\n\r\n (then print HTML page here)" and that is all that is required for Apache to serve a page from a C/PERL/etc. executable. Many old ASP sites included somewhat sufficient mvc and dataset handling through dlls, such as /cgi-bin/handle.dll?commandlinearg=foo
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