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Where to start in programming ..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jmhmedia, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. jmhmedia

    jmhmedia Junior Member

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    I?ve had a great desire to learn web programming/application programming but I?ve put it off now for years because I?m always the ?idea guy? and just hire some programmers to pump out the ideas. I have a pretty good level of knowledge, like I?m sure most experienced marketers do, but I?d really like to get more hands on and really learn the hard core programming.

    My question is, with a basic knowledge of web programming where should I start/go to really learn?
    My best guess would be to pick up a few of those ?Learn programming in 21 lessons? books but I wanted to get some advice from some experienced programmers on how they started and what they would recommend..

    Also, if anyone has recommendations on books they've read that would be helpful!
     
  2. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    Write a hello world program. Make modifications to it to do the same thing in different ways and do different things with it. In a week, you'd have grasped the basics of that programming language.
     
  3. jmhmedia

    jmhmedia Junior Member

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    @boomer - What language would you recommend starting in ?
     
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  5. boomboomer

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    jmhmedia, the language you choose would depend on what you want to build.

    btw, shouldn't this be in the programming section ..
     
  6. agj32mrgibbits

    agj32mrgibbits Registered Member

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    Learning PHP was pretty easy for me, but I was already familiar with the syntax, just search up on google what you are trying to do like "PHP 301 redirect" or "PHP generate image" and browse PHP.net for functions and how to use them.
     
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  8. interpro

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    PHP would be a good choice - at least to start with. It's easy to understand and really has a lot of uses. Rather than trying to learn from a book, here are some good online tutorials -

    Code:
    http://us3.php.net/manual/en/getting-started.php
    
    http://www.tizag.com/phpT/
    
    http://www.tizag.com/mysqlTutorial/
    PHP is good for dynamically updating webpages, accessing mySQL databases and lots of other things.
     
  9. kijkij

    kijkij Regular Member

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    If you know basics of programming and If you know what you have to do in any web page then just start by searching the code on net about your idea and lay that in your page. Do some programs in this way, soon you will have good knowledge of programming just like me :D. No need to learn it just do it by searching and at last you have good skills of coding.
     
  10. interpro

    interpro Registered Member Premium Member

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    Youcan also learn a lot by going to hxxp://3w.planetsourcecode.c0m

    They have tutorials on most of the popular languages and they have a lot of source code you can download - and it's free.
     
  11. todaydvd

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    write a "Hello World" in php :)