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Start Learning a Programming Language

Febuary 10, 2014

Computer programming is writing in such a way to make the computer or application accomplish certain tasks. The writing is called code and can range from a few lines to millions of lines. The largest program I ever created ended up being 45,000 lines, which is about 680 pages of normal writing. I created this program to start a business and now don't even use it, the program works, but we never went live with the business for other reasons. That was a waste of about 300-400 hours. Do you like working on computers and want to start learning a programming language now. Before beginning you need to decide what you want to program. There are a lot of different programming computer languages used for accomplishing different tasks.
C and C++ are used mainly for games and creating/editing operating systems.
Visual Basic is used to create applications with GUIs for users and businesses; for example, Microsoft Office.
HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP & MYSQL are used for creating websites.
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), displays the webpage text, images, tables and style of the website.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are files that HTML files call for and unifies the style of the website. CSS is not necessary for creating websites, but very helpful; changing the style in the css file changes it for the whole site at once, instead of having to edit every html file.
Javascript is a tool for web developers; it is a scripting language and performs those scripts when called. For example Hover Here pops up a box when the mouse hovers over that link.
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) and MYSQL work together to create strong dynamic webpages. MYSQL is a database and PHP is the scripting language to access the database. They do not need to be used together; you can use PHP on its own, or with other database types, like Microsoft SQL. However; to access databases you need to use a language like PHP or ASP. PHP only displays as plain text, you then need to style the text with HTML.
Java is used to create apps for Android and Apple IOS devices.
Python is a strong scripting language.
Note that the above list is not complete, there are many more computer languages not listed here and what they are stated as used for, they can be used for other tasks.

Here is a list of sites that have tutorials I personally learned from.

Jordan M Matthews


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