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frankly to say, i dont know anything about programming. only thing i know is html. recently learn Just BASIC. im very interested in learning programming but dont know where to start. any suggestion? which language should i learn first? can i go for delphi? i really hope someone can guide me here

thanks a lot


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Visual Basic :D

Microsoft has some video tutorials explaining the interface aswell as the language itself, you can even download a free editor from Microsoft.com

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/aa718406.aspx <- - Information and some tutorials, just look around here.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/aa975050.aspx <- - Main download page


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the language depends on what you would like to obtain.

if i had to teach programming to someone, i would go with python or php.
with languages like Delphi, C++, etc, you are demanded to take care of a lot of annoying things, like data types.


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ive heard before, every language have their own strength. we need to know more than 1 language to build a program. is it true?

the language depends on what you would like to obtain.
i havent decided myself yet, but i think i what i will have to do basically about database collecting. let say i want to build a system that can be used in hospital. we collect patients data and keep it, updating it everyday along their time in hospital. little bit math apply to calculate suitable dosage of meds for patients...

im so sorry because cant give better explanation, because i also dont have clear view. going to take pharmacoinformatics next year but until this time i dont really know what is that term means.. haha. what i know is I LOVE COMPUTER!!

so, any suggestion what language more suitable?


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for such task, you may create a web application using php.

we need to know more than 1 language to build a program. is it true?

most times: no


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php.. sound not too scary.. hehe.. thanks, i will try. VB also. hopefully i will gain as much as possible in this one year.
tq guys


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Once you have the hang of a programming language, adapting to other languages can be quite easy. They all have the same process... my view of them would be like this.... *warning, off the top of my head could be a little off*

Variable, can be number or string (string is anything that isn't a number)...

Function or Method, the thing that holds the arguments. You call a function to do the task at hand.

Arguments, A set of rules to follow to perform the task.

The only languages that do not follow these procedures... is CSS and HTML, cause they are for a different purpose ... off the top of my head...

I haven't done PHP or MYSQL yet... will have a go at them over the Christmas Holidays :)


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... must be an Aussie saying :P , it means...

*i am saying this straight from my current thoughts, it may or may not be relevant or true, so don't take what i say as hard facts*

i think.