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Best language for beginners?
« on: January 12, 2012, 03:16:30 pm »
What do you think? What's best to start for someone who doesn't know anything about programming?

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 03:18:23 pm »
Python or Java, Thats what I did, pretty easy
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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 03:21:29 pm »
Oh, I forgot to say I'm not asking for me, I can program a bit.
I started with C and TI-Basic. But C isn't very easy I think...

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 03:23:04 pm »
TI- basic? for calcs? I thought this was for computers?
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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 03:27:28 pm »
There isn't a general programming section on Omnimaga, so I posted here, but I'm asking about all possible languages, also on calcs.

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 03:39:52 pm »
Ok then, well I found Python pretty easy, and Java is just plain fun!

And as for calcs, besides TI-BASIC, Axe is pretty good! It's pretty fast and is great for games! It's also pretty similar to BASIC, which is...well pretty 'basic' :)
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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 03:44:45 pm »
I don't know Python and Java, but I'll try them out when I've finished my current project.

For a friend of mine, so the same age as many people here.

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 03:47:32 pm »
..what is the age of most of the people here? lol, Computer languages generally take longer to learn, so I would start them on a calc language

That way they can figure out a feel for coding something
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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 03:50:52 pm »
I don't really know, but I think 14 to 30...

You're right, calc languages are easier and smaller.

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 03:51:45 pm »
And they help with coding concepts! Well good luck :)
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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 03:52:58 pm »
Thank you :)

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 03:53:44 pm »
i would recommend TI-Basic, but if he/she wants to start on pc programming, i would start with an interpreted language, most of them are much more readable than compiled, so better to start and get the point of coding..

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 03:54:53 pm »
Yeah TI-BASIC will be better...but Axe will be more fun :)
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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 03:55:51 pm »
Now I remember I had started with C++, but it was a bit difficult and I got demotivated. Then I restarted with Ti-Basic

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Re: Best language for beginners?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 03:58:54 pm »
another good point of starting with ti-basic is that you ddon't need any program to start, just the built in editor, and you can start..

all those compilers and interpreters and stuff kept me from starting to learn a language, and i'm quite sab about that right now