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Nov 22, 2007, 02:34 PM

i have no coding experience and am wondering which coding langage is best to start on? I will be using x code 3 on leopard.

to start off with i will be coding for simple programs however in the long term I am looking to eventually code for artificial intelligence and possibly some simple robots.

any help would be appreciated :)


Nov 22, 2007, 11:35 PM
I'd recommend Ruby or Python. Andy Matuschak makes some nice points about Ruby (in the context of machine learning, even) here (http://andymatuschak.org/articles/2007/10/26/learning-a-thing-or-two-from-ruby/)

Javascript and Actionscript are also rather nice, but the internet has both a lot of ill-informed distaste for them, and a lot of really bad tutorials, so it might be a bit tricky to avoid being given bad info.

Nov 23, 2007, 05:40 AM

Nov 23, 2007, 06:57 AM
Here is a very good programming tutorial for C. If you know C you are well on your way to at least a basic understanding of the vast majority of programming languages out there.


I should probably point out that there are one or two errors and it is a pretty old tutorial (some things will be different now). But for learning it is good enough, at least it is as good as what I originally started with.

Nov 25, 2007, 04:00 PM
I use to be a Windows Programmer, Coding C++ and eventually going to start WinAPI, but it's really gay. Now that I have a Mac I'm looking into programming with the Cocoa framework in Objective-C.