Re: About programing, a general question

I recommend python because it's easy to learn and has a consistent syntax.
The main thing in learning to program is to understand the concepts, so you
want a language where the syntax doesn't complicate things, and python is
perfect for that. Perl's syntax is horrible - stay away.


On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 16 December 2010 16:59, Parshwa Murdia <ubuntu.bkn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If one has to start from the scratch, from the zeroth level to do the
programing, which programing language one should start with? In the ocean
the languages, to start with is really very typical. Can one justify it.
Some say Python but again they say it is Perl which is better every time
then the Python. Some say to start with C or C++ but again some emphasis
use Java or C#. Many say to go for .Net and VB or COBOL and some say to
learn web based programing like HTML, PHP, ASP.Net. In this ocean who is
just starting to learn which one he should prefer?

Many say that what is the purpose of learning, then I say that to have
basic understanding of how exactly we can handle the machines like the
Not to generate the big projects for the management processes, not even
banking system but to know the basic of programing like how to handle the
machines at the first, for that purpose, for the the scratch level
and for the one which is good even for Linux, what programing language
should one like me, initiate?

The first issue is to consider what sort of applications interest you.
If you would like to try web site development then I would suggest
Ruby on Rails would be something to look at. If you would like to
build programs to run on your desktop to interact with your computer
then possibly Python. If scientific data analysis and statistics then
possibly C++. Any of these will allow you to learn the basics of
computer programming, but it is advisable to use a tool which is good
for what interests you. Others will no doubt suggest other languages,
though I think it unlikely anyone here will recommend .NET, VB or


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