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#1 Maxxamo


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Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:44 PM

Greetings all,

I've finally decided to answer the birdy on my shoulder who always tells me to learn to program. As a result, I've been trying to find a jump off point in which to start learning from the ground up. I have one of two courses I can enrol in.

The first one is a programming logic / problem solving course that focuses on pseudocode, object oriented concepts, data structures, controls, etc etc. The other is an intro to C#. I'm not sure which would be more beneficial to me right now, given I want to become proficient in C#.

Could someone give a case for either or?

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#2 Vaielab


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Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:34 PM

Both could be good to have, but if I had to choose for my self, I would go with programming logic.
Since you are just starting, you can't be sure that c# is that you want... trust me, I wanted to work in Php, than java, c#, c++, asp.net c#, java again, and now I returned to PHP

With the programming logic class you will learn some good base that can apply to any language
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:12 PM

I taught at a college that taught a programming logic course first. The huge advantage of it is you learn the detailed problem solving skills that are common across almost all languages before you start dealing with the annoyances of syntax. If taught well, it will teach you a lot of good habits that are easy to avoid, too :).
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