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I Want To Learn Self Programming, How To Start & Which Language To Learn First?

I Want To Learn Self Programming, How To Start & Which Language To Learn First?

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Question - 


Hi, I am in class xii and I want to learn self programming. I don't know where to start. Which book is best computer book for self study and what should I learn before starting programming. I want to learn everything about programming. Please guide me though the best website for resources and details about programming languages. Also which programming language should I learn first?


 

Expert Advice - 


Hi,


First, I congratulate you to take the initiative of learning programming. I can assure you that this will be one of the best investment of your time. Now that we are past the pleasantries, let's get to the meat of the question.


There are several type of programming languages. Some are general purpose languages such as C, C++, C#, Java etc. Then there are specialized languages such as javascript. You should choose a language which has the lowest cost of entry in terms of setup and prerequisite knowledge.


In my opinion, the best language to start will be Python. Python is a general purpose programming language widely used in Scientific community. Read more about Python at wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(programming_language)


One of the best ways to learn Python programming is to go through this book: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/
This is a free book and very easy to read. Go through all the chapters and all the exercises. Once you have understood the fundamentals of the programming, it will be easy for you to build upon that knowledge. Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy coding !!





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