i need some tips about programming... help!!!?

hi... i need some advice about programming... i am 17 y.o and im taking up BS information technology... i really need help... i find this course interesting but i want some advice from the experts...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Choose the language you want to learn, and pick up a good IDE (Visual Studio Express [ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/ ] for .NET languages, Eclipse [ http://www.eclipse.org/ ] for Java)

    Once you've gotten the IDE/language chosen, look at some tutorials online and start coding. After you have the very basics down, pick a small task you'd like to have automated.and create a program to do that. It shouldn't be a difficult task - maybe just editing some text files, but it will help you learn how the proccess of creating a program works. When you finish creating one program, pick another and start the proccess again.

    If you're looking for books on general coding, I highly recommend Code Complete [ http://cc2e.com/ ] by Steve McConnell.

  • csanon
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    1 decade ago

    About programming? The biggest thing is having the right mindset. So I recommend you read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html . Seriously. The material there describes the mindset of all successful programmers.

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