View Full Version : complete noob intrigued by programming

November 14th, 2008, 04:42 PM
hi guys this is my first thread on here so please be gentle with me.

just a quick one. as the title suggests im thinking of dipping my toe into programming and just want to know where to dip my toe first... useful links sites books etc.:confused:.com

Tony Flury
November 14th, 2008, 04:47 PM
If you are a complete beginner try Python - or if you enjoy being totally confused and looking at the world sideways - try Haskell.

Seriously though Python is a very good bet - it comes installed as standard on Ubuntu - does not need compilers etc - i just works. and you will be walking in very good company, a lot a Ubuntu applications and utilities are written in Python.

A good Python Tutorial is here :


November 14th, 2008, 04:48 PM
You might want to start by reading the sticky :)


It has a "How to Start" section. I'd suggest reading that, and then ask again if you're still unsure of what to do.

Welcome and good luck :)

November 14th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Python of course! Best of lucks

November 14th, 2008, 04:55 PM
thanks guys ill take this info and come back WHEN it confuses me

November 14th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Whatever languages/tools you decide to learn, chances are pretty good that help is available here :)