Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Programming
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-25-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3
Unhappy How do i become a Computer Programmer

hi guys

I am a n00b to computer programming and i have decided to learn, could someone please email me or post a reply to let me know where to start or if there is any software with tutorials on it and books and stuff.

I am currently studying a Masters degree in Aerospace and Astronautics systems engineering and i would love to have basic computer programming skills under my belt by the time i graduate.

Thanks in advance guys

Jinn
__________________

Jinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 511
Send a message via AIM to Denthúl Send a message via MSN to Denthúl Send a message via Yahoo to Denthúl
Default

You should consider what aspect of programming you wish to learn. I think you should go to www.softpedia.com and get a programming tool called Leopard because it is a very simple programming language.

If you find this too easy, try QBASIC. Learning these simple languages will help you decide whether you want to continue programming or quit.

If you do decide to continue I suggest you try C++.

You can get lots of help on CF and you can go down to any major computer store (such as PC World) and get books about programming (I saw a 500 page book about programming 3D games, so if that is what you want to do then it may be the book for you). Also, there are lots of programs available that come with step by step guides that help you to learn the basics of that programming language in a certain amount of time. They usually start off with small, unrelated tasks and then build up to a level where you develop a complete program using all the skills you learned in previous excersises.

Good luck.
__________________

Denthúl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3
Smile Thanx Denthúl

The thing is i think i will be more interested in the avionics programming and developing new software based around design and simulation, what do you think Denthúl?

I will give those links a try tho but let me know if there is a different course i should be headed for ok?

Thanx again
Jinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2004, 05:09 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
rakedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,718
Send a message via AIM to rakedog
Default Re: How do i become a Computer Programmer

Well, before you can learn lauguages that will help you with that kind of software, you should try out easier ones, that will teach you the syntax and logic. Try out java for your first lauguage, it can undoubtfully be usefull for those projects you want, and it's a reletavly easy one to start off with.
__________________
hackthissite.org (criticalsecurity.net) | gentoo.org

The best argument against evolution are creationists themselves. They prove that life is devolving rather than evolving.
rakedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 05:55 PM   #5
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3
Default Thanx Denthúl again

I will do that dude, Java u say?? well i will do my best iw ill let u know how i get on, are you a programmer??

Thanks
Jinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 09:41 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
broknhabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,222
Send a message via AIM to broknhabit
Default Re: How do i become a Computer Programmer

yea java is pretty cool
very good for learning object oriented programming
i use java all teh time
__________________
seriously
broknhabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2004, 10:55 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
CarpeNoctem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to CarpeNoctem Send a message via MSN to CarpeNoctem
Default Re: How do i become a Computer Programmer

http://techbooksforfree.com/ has some good java and other advanced language tutorials
__________________
How many people can read hex if only you and dead people can read hex?

Start using reputation points!!!
CarpeNoctem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2004, 11:06 AM   #8
Golden Master
 
athlon64fx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,153
Send a message via MSN to athlon64fx
Default Re: How do i become a Computer Programmer

I got visual studio2003 from MS hehehe!! niice I get all kinds of neet stuff with technet plus!! its fun!
athlon64fx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2004, 05:01 AM   #9
Daemon Poster
 
Novartic_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 838
Send a message via MSN to Novartic_ Send a message via Yahoo to Novartic_
Default Re: How do i become a Computer Programmer

the made simple books have always made it for me. http://www.madesimple.co.uk
__________________
HomeSite: www. n-computers.co.uk, SupportForum: forum. n-computers.co.uk
Processor:AMD XP2600+ 2.00GHz.
Memory:1.5GB HD:80Gb, 40GB.
Video:800 x 600 in64KColors.
O/S:Windows XP Pro SP2 CRACKED. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE MY SIG, IT HAS BEEN THE SAME FOR 2 YEARS SO LEAVE IT.
Novartic_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2004, 01:39 PM   #10
Baseband Member
 
sean82007's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 87
Default Re: How do i become a Computer Programmer

visual basic is pretty cool i like to se it. Helpful with networking.
__________________

__________________
They say if you play a Microsoft Windows CD backwards it says Satanistic messages; but if you play it the other way it still installs windows.

- 2.4 ghz
- 120gb
- 768 DDR SDRAM
- 768 KBPS DSL Connection
- 9200 128mb PCI Adapter
sean82007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0