Starting to code
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If I wanted to start learning how to code... what would be a good place to start? Think Spin

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For starters, which language?
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@Stxtics asks a very important question. It really depends on what you want to do!


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That's a good question, I hadn't really thought about that before. I'm not really sure hat I wanna do, but after doing some research I think I'm gonna start with Python. Thoughts?

For reference I do have some experience coding with MATLAB, but that's not like, coding coding
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(26th April 2020, 3:05 PM)Dan-83 Wrote: That's a good question, I hadn't really thought about that before. I'm not really sure hat I wanna do, but after doing some research I think I'm gonna start with Python. Thoughts?

For reference I do have some experience coding with MATLAB, but that's not like, coding coding

Python is a fun language. If you know Python you can program small electronics too with a Raspberry Pi  Tongue

Are you doing this as just purely hobby or looking into it as a possible job?
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(26th April 2020, 3:05 PM)Dan-83 Wrote: That's a good question, I hadn't really thought about that before. I'm not really sure hat I wanna do, but after doing some research I think I'm gonna start with Python. Thoughts?

For reference I do have some experience coding with MATLAB, but that's not like, coding coding

I usually like to recommend PHP to start. It's easy to use and no compiling is necessary. Plus, no extra programs. Just as long as you have access to a server or a command line with PHP installed, it's very easy to use.


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Thanks for the responses.

(26th May 2020, 6:20 PM)Lunanova Wrote: Python is a fun language. If you know Python you can program small electronics too with a Raspberry Pi  Tongue

Are you doing this as just purely hobby or looking into it as a possible job?

And yeah it's just a hobby for now. Trying to take advantage of this quarantine time lol
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(27th May 2020, 4:17 PM)Dan-83 Wrote: Thanks for the responses.


And yeah it's just a hobby for now. Trying to take advantage of this quarantine time lol

Gotcha. Back like 4 years ago I started learning on https://www.codecademy.com, they've got tons of material to learn. And I'm sure whatever language you want to learn they have a starters course on it.
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(27th May 2020, 4:17 PM)Dan-83 Wrote: Thanks for the responses.


And yeah it's just a hobby for now. Trying to take advantage of this quarantine time lol
Wanted to quickly input, another question that should have been asked would be for example: Do you wanna make games? Do you wanna make software like Microsoft Word? Do you want to make a Website? Do you want to learn to program servers? 

Things like these matter a lot when picking a language because they all have their own strengths and weaknesses.

My personal beginner languages would be C#, HTML, Javascript, and Python these all have their strengths and weaknesses I said so it'd still depend on what you want to learn. As well, you could start with lower-level languages like C or C++ if you want more of a challenge. Many industries use all the languages I mentioned if you'd like to eventually make it more than a hobby.

In any case, good luck!
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