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Theheyjude
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I've recently become set in stone with the fact that I want to become a computer programmer and more specifically probably a video game designer. I was going to become a video game tester which is a great way to get into the business...

But... I live in Detroit... And there are absolutely no jobs here... In that field at least

So I figured I should probably start learning some programming languages before I head of to college and get my degree in programming and desing... (I'm 16 btw)

Which language should I start with?

How should I go about it?

What programs do I need?

Can you point me in the direction of a book and or site that can help me learn?

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Somewhat49
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Your better off mostly ignoring videos if you serious about learning all there is to know about the language and programming. Videos only provide a brief intro to the language.

I'm learning C++ right now (this is first program I am learning) and I agree, videos really don't help at all for me, I like to have the text so I can look at it for a long time without pressing a pause button and there's no time limit for how long text can be so it's usualy alot more deatailed.
ATC3
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I would start with c, then c++, then you could learn c#.

ooier
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html -> java (basics) -> know what OOP is ->java(OOP) ->java 3d games (:

elshobokshy
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Go to any learning center if your city. Self learning is VERY hard. Or at least, you wont be as good as someone that is being teached.

nichodemus
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I did both C++ and C at the same time. So....I won't know which is easier, sorry mate!

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