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Which programming language is good for a starter.

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 6:11am

porwmenos

porwmenos

26 posts

Hello.I would like to ask about,which programming language is good for someone that starts from zero and to learn the basics .Please post your suggestion and why  you suggest the specific language.
Thank You!!!

 

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 7:26am

cheese123

cheese123

20 posts

i heard python is good for beginners.

 

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 9:24am

pirateplatypusgames

pirateplatypusgames

40 posts

Python is awesome!  I'd suggest starting with Learn Python the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw, Think Python by Allen B. Downey, and the Python Tutorial.  All of the above are free and very well done.  You can also purchase a physical copy of Think Python and Zed Shaw offers a udemy class of Python the Hard Way for something like $50USD.

 

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 3:43pm

cheese123

cheese123

20 posts

So, should I learn AS3 or Python?

 

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 4:40pm

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

419 posts

If you want to learn absolute basics and just get a feel for languages in general  you can try HTML or CSS. They are both very useful and much simpler than the other languages. The downside is that there is no immediate satisfaction to using any of the code you make. I personally am not very good at any language but I know the basics of all of them. (I get bored of a language very easily)

I recommend this site  for any of the languages they have. If you find HTML boring, try their javscript course.

 

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 4:42pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

I spent about a week messing with CSS, then I messed with some of the C variants. By then I felt like I had enough knowledge of coding to learn AS3 and Python, though I've heard most people go straight from CSS to AS3/Python because they're so easy to learn.

 

Posted Mar 6, '13 at 6:56pm

boppins

boppins

533 posts

Administrator

You can start with any language, really.  There are a few basic concepts that are common among most programming languages.  What you should stay away from, as a beginner, would be specific language types, like a logic programming language (prolog) or functional (haskel).  Not to say you shouldn't learn these, you definitely should some day, when you are comfortable with a more common language.

If your interest is making games, AS3 would be fine to start with.  Both AS3 and Javascript come from Ecmascript, so learning AS3 will give you a headstart in Javascript (and vice versa). 

Python is a good choice too, fun and elegant. 

HTML&CSS aren't really languages at all, so I'd ignore those unless you are interested in web development.  And if you are, then I'd start with PHP or C#. 

Good languages that will definitely make you robust would be C, C++, or Java.  If you want to make Mobile games, Java is a good choice, since that is what you will use in creating Android applications.  C (and Objective-C) are what iOS/Iphone apps are made with.

 

Posted Mar 7, '13 at 9:53am

cheese123

cheese123

20 posts

Does anyone know anything made with Python (like games)

Also, why do sites like armor games and NG only accept flash submissions? Is flash easier to implement in a browser or something?

 

Posted Mar 8, '13 at 1:56pm

boppins

boppins

533 posts

Administrator

Flash is already installed in almost all browsers so we are sure that anyone that visits the site is able to play our games.

The HTML5 standard is still being worked on, and isn't as standard in all browsers as of yet. 

Check this out: http://flashvhtml.com/

 

Posted Mar 9, '13 at 8:02am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,121 posts

Knight

C and C++. Got bored though, from the lack of actual application, and quit within a couple of years.

 
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