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Computer Tech wants to become a programmer.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cmiddlet78, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    I am a computer tech and would like to get a degree in computer programming. My question is what is the learning curb for a newbie in learning programming? Be nice:)
     
  2. Cyber_Demon12

    Cyber_Demon12 Junior Member

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    Well, if you are just wanting to learn how to program, learn something easy. Maybe something like Python or Delphi or whatever. There are many ebooks/tutorials all over the net for these, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    The reason why I said those up there, is because once you learn them you can move onto a lot better programming languages, like C++, PHP, and so on. (and if you know php and/or c++ = lots of money for you :) ).

    But if your wanting an actual degree, then you gotta go to college. Either in person or on the net.
     
  3. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    Yes I would like a degree so I am looking into Computer Science. Computer Tech has been good to me over the years but I am looking to make more money since we have a new addition in the family and its something i always wanted to learn. My only worry is the math that is required. I'm not bad in math just very rusty. Its been like 12 years since i was in school and with the kids these days doing math in the 7th or 8th grade that i did in my freshman and sophomore year in high school is a little intimidating.
     
  4. darklegion

    darklegion Regular Member

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    Computer Science is what I am studying right now.

    As long as you can think logically then you will be fine when it comes to the math part.

    You will probably be taught Java or C/C++ first if you are going for a degree. These are simple languages and many other languages are based off them. Once you know one language you basically know them all, the only difference would be the syntax.

    Example:

    C++: You need to state what type of variable it is... Integer, double, bool, char, etc.
    ex: int total;

    Where as in PHP you only need the variable name, all variables in PHP start with $
    ex: $total;

    Obviously this is just a very very basic example.
     
  5. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    Thank you for the information.
     
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    Rick4691 Registered Member Premium Member

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    If you're worried about the math, take a college or junior college course in discrete mathematics. It should include such programming-relevant topics as propositional logic, boolean algebra, set-theory, probability, and algorithms.

    It will also count towards your CS degree.