Okay guys, I know a few of you want to start, and don't know where to start, so I've devised a small guide to help you on your way.
First of all, don't start off with a really 'hard' language. Start off with an easy programming language. Suggestions for these are:
- Visual Basic (6 or .NET doesn't matter)
- Java (Note: this language sucks xD)
Okay, get familiar with these languages, take a few months on them, perhaps even go into mastering them.
When you think you have done that move onto a harder language such as,
The good thing now you'll find is that they're easier to learn, Why? Because you've already learned
a language before and are used to them Razz
Take a while familiarizing again, practice with it, get some freelance work maybe? Get paid, okay,
now you've been doing programming for a few months-a few years, what next?
Now you go into specialist parts of programming languages. Say you wanted to be a game developer, then learn the
DirectX API for C++, say you wanted to learn how to create server and client interfaces, go into
Windows and Linux Sockets, there are millions of possibilities.
I give you this guide from experience, this is similar to what I did. If you wanna know what I did, here you are,
At age 24 I learned how to program for a game engine called RPG Toolkit 2, (because I love gaming so much)
it was very simple, but I didn't have very much computer access then (one every 2-3 weeks Neutral) it took me a while to move on.
At 25 I finally got my own computer, and learned C++, this wasn't too hard. However,
I went to the easier languages again, this is simply because I felt if it was easier to do a job then why not.
I'm now 27 and use C++ again.
So that's the route I took, a quick example of how you could become a programmer.
Hope you enjoyed reading.