I’m looking for a programming language to learn and a book to teach it. I used to do some programming in basic back in the days of the ZX Spectrum and I’m looking forward to being able to code with a new, modern language. I would prefer it to be cross-platform and I’m looking to find a new career in IT so it might be helpful as a marketable skill as well. I’m not saying I want to be a programmer but it never hurts to keep your options open. Any suggestions would be great.
C++ Qt4 or Qt5 would be the best I think.
If you are into mobile programming you can also dig into QtQuick and QML.
would python be any good or do most people use c++?
Python is also a good language and provides good qtbindings aswell.
cool, thanks. Say I want to eventually work as a programmer or write games, will Python be good or is there a more ‘industry standard’ language?
Python is a good choice for that aswell as c++
thank you very, very much. I’ve been going out of my mind reading up on the different languages with no idea which to start learning. I don’t suppose you can recommend a good book can you? Something for beginners?
I do agree that Python is a good choice as a newbie.
I’d go out on a limb and study Java.
Not just here or there, but get study guide for taking the Java Certification Exam and take the exam.
You’ll learn something and have a certificate.
Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve just enrolled on a Java course - a lot of people suggested Java, including some friends who already work as programmers. Your suggestion clinched it - Thank you ever so much Hinto.
I took the exam after professionally coding in it for 3 years and still learned things (and took the exam)
It depends. I was starting to get interested in coding. I found the most begginer coding is Microsoft Visual C# (pronounced Microsoft Visual C sharp). I have tried C++, and Java and I found this the easiest to use, PLUS ITS FREE, you just neet a .net passport which almost everone has!
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