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May 13th, 2010, 11:45 PM
What is the fastest way to start programming ubuntu what language should I learn for ubuntu (not python).

May 13th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Unfortunately, Ubuntu supports almost every language.

It would help if you explained what types of programs you would like to write. This would help people recommend a particular type of language.

May 14th, 2010, 12:35 AM
graphical programs for myself and family,
possibly just simple programs that I can run and go.

May 14th, 2010, 12:39 AM
C, C++, Java, ASM, Perl, Bash

There's plenty, take your pick.

May 14th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Moved to "Programming Talk (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=39)" - there are some good links in this section of the forum.

May 14th, 2010, 12:43 AM
what should I use to make it graphical?

May 14th, 2010, 12:46 AM
what should I use to make it graphical?

Gtk/Qt? There's too many languages, gui toolkits, etc to suggest.

May 14th, 2010, 12:47 AM

May 14th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Have a look at Quickly (https://launchpad.net/quickly) for getting yourself lifted off into the GUI world.

Can be installed using apt-get quickly

May 14th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Here are a couple of links:

How to start programming: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=333867
Programming tools and references: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1006662

May 14th, 2010, 01:30 AM
Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, a bit like Visual Basic™ (but it is NOT a clone !).

Tony Flury
May 14th, 2010, 09:05 AM
coolman98 : Just as a matter of interest - why do you rule out Python ?

May 14th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Yes, why not Python, which is the pretty clear choice for everything you mentioned (it has simplistic support for graphics as well as programming small one-off scripts)?