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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Knuckles View Post
    Are there any programmers here? I'm interested in learning a few languages.
    I like to dabble in Perl and Python. I am in no way a real programmer though.
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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    ..... Just curious, what are those?

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    Python and Perl are both opensource programming languages. They are cross platform so that means that you can use them on Windows and Linux. There is also another language that is making headway called Ruby.

    They are all good languages. In my opinion Python is a great one to start with (or even end with).
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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    Thanks. I'm installing it right now. ^^ Any guides on how to use it?

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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Condoulo View Post
    Thanks. I'm installing it right now. ^^ Any guides on how to use it?
    By "it" what are you referring too?
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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    Python. Sorry for not being specific at the time.

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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Condoulo View Post
    Python. Sorry for not being specific at the time.
    Go to http://python.org. The documentation on the site is great. Also if you search synaptic for python there is a book called Dive Into Python. Once installed you can access the book through the help system (System->Help->System Documentation).
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    Re: What part of Kentucky are you based in?

    I like Python, but I've only dabbled in it. C++ is really great, it just takes a while, and like Python, I've only dabbled in it. I have wrote some small useless scripts though.
    ~Jordan Montgomery

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    Re: Programmers in Kentucky

    In your guy's opinion, what would be the best language to start with? When you're developing a program, does it matter which language you use? Are there languages preferred over others?

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    Re: Programmers in Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Knuckles View Post
    In your guy's opinion, what would be the best language to start with? When you're developing a program, does it matter which language you use? Are there languages preferred over others?
    It really depends on what you're going to be doing with the programming language. If you're just banging out a quick program to make some tedious process faster, python, perl, etc. are all good bets. If you're going to be doing serious web programming, you'll want to use PHP or Ruby on Rails. If you want to make an operating system, or 3D engine, C++ is a good bet.

    Java is a good swiss army knife of programming languages. It teaches you good object-oriented practices and doesn't mire you in things like memory management. It's also inherently cross-platform. The downside is that performance isn't as good as other languages. As a beginner, though, you won't be taxing it too much.

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