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Hi
I have a long and boring school holidays coming.
Can you recomend me some software with links that is free to download the teachesthe basics of programming, application design, and other stuff.
I already got a tutorial application fo basic HTML and i got through it quickly.
Thanks in advance.

(Why? you ask, well i want to learn a lot more about computers as one dy i want to get a job for a company like microsoft, apple or google.)
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Just search for c++ tutorials, the code of games.
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Hi
I have a long and boring school holidays coming.
Can you recomend me some software with links that is free to download the teachesthe basics of programming, application design, and other stuff.
I already got a tutorial application fo basic HTML and i got through it quickly.
Thanks in advance.

(Why? you ask, well i want to learn a lot more about computers as one dy i want to get a job for a company like microsoft, apple or google.)



start off with python or php,

a good website for a total beginner that has never seen code would be
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/

it might be a little easyer if you learn HTML first or something at a real low level to get the hang of coding stuff to get what you want.


if you want to use PHP then you will have to install it or get a server that runs php.
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Seriously, the programmers best tool is www.google.com, I have tried many a programming language before - PHP, C++, C, Visual Basic : P, Java, and more. And all of the stuff that I have learnt has come from google, you can't fail with a simple "[programming language] tutorial" search.

Feel free to add me if you wish.
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there are a lot of good books on this topic...search through amazon...I suggest getting C++ programming for the absolute beginner by Dirk Henkemans and Mark Lee
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Why thankyou.

I don't feel I can add much to what's already been said, but this article on the Google workplace, and the comments on it may be of interest.

I do feel though that the "Sam's Teach yourself [insert language] in [x] hours" books are pretty good.

On wanting to work for the big IT companies, you'll NEED a degree in computing. Even positions for desktop support technicians have a degree in computing as a requirement, as well as several years of experience.

As matth05 above has said, feel free to add me too. I'm on relatively frequently and would be happy to help if I can!
#14
Pretty much what everyone else said...

and...

Go to University, I did Programming 1 and 2 in my first semester, which was an odd experience, having the P1 lecturer tell me to do something one way, and then being told 2 hours later by the P2 lecturer it's easier another way...

Still: Degree = Any job you want...ever
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EDIT: I'm going into my last year of a Comp Sci/Comp Eng program, right now I'm working for a company and doing programming and cubicles suck a lot . But ya I thought I knew it all, then went to school and boy there was a lot I didn't know that I thought I did.
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Just search for c++ tutorials, the code of games.


+1

I'm doing it over the holidays myself, surprisingly fun.
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yeah C++ is a good one to learn, I also recommend learning C# and Visual Basic (which a very easy one to learn)
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If you're wanting to work for Microsoft etc a good place to start would probably be C++.

For an IDE and compiler I'd recommend Dev-C++, http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/devcpp.html.


+1.

C++ is also a great language that lets you do nearly anything.
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ok, sorry for disturbing the slumber of this mostly dead thread, but im learning C++ right now with the Standard C++ Bible, and i think thats really the way to go. Theres absolutley nothing you dont learn from that book.
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