Is it just me or does programming seem to be a daunting task to learn. I have had to do basic programming with mathcad and matlab with iterations and etc and I had always managed to always have some difficulty. Oh where to start, where to start lol
Yes I'm one of those non-math people. I used to have great difficulty with maths and was head of class for programming. This was mostly due to the fact I wasn't interested in math at all. I've managed to learn what was necessary for maths, but I'm not really someone who just sees the stuff.MacFan26 said:Yes. It is tough to learn, but once you get going on it, it can be a lot easier to understand what you're doing. Some people can get into it a lot faster than others, a lot of times they're the math people who just "see" stuff. Are you doing this programming in college?
I totally agree, it's always much easier for me to be passionate and dedicated about a project when:allegrocm said:Anyway, my point is, it was much easier to learn the programming when I was doing something fun (graphics) and I could SEE what was going on with pictures, not just text on the screen.
This is very true. I'm trying to build a new IDE, in Java, that will have the versatillity to work with virtually any language and be cross platform, but I know this will take months of planning. I actually took a notebook, and have dedicated the notebook for the designing of my program. At certain parts of the design, I will go to my computer and actually start doing some programming, nothing permanent, but more like a prototype system for whatever aspect I'm working on whether its the GUI, the project management, the multiple language support, or the code completion, for instance. As far as, when I have a fully working prototype, I don't expect that for another few months, at the earliest.Omen88 said:In my opinion programming has most to do with experience and careful planning. You should be an architect who tries to see the big picture. First sketch and draw everything out in paper. The actual coding should only be done when you are certain of your design. It's a lot harder to build a house without a plan by just start putting bricks everywhere.
I believe that you have given me the most brilliant idea for my first program. After I learn it, of course...scott182 said:Plus, you'll be programming useful things very quickly, especially when you pair PHP with MySQL. For example, I've created a database for keeping track of my DVD collection and my golf scores (kept locally on my Mac).
If I were you, starting out, I would choose one of these to start with, depending on what interests you:dukebound85 said:Thanks for all the input. so what should I start off learning, c. c++, php, etc. Also, this may seem really obvious, but where exactly do you program? terminal, x11, or what? Thanks for all the help