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#ActualViz12

Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

EDIT: Please move to beginner forum. And since no one seems to know what I'm asking. Think of it as a curriculum. A path.


I'd like some insight as to what path is normally followed while learning programming. Using python as an example, I was looking around for some solid books to learn from and I came up with the following categories.

General language books - basics of programming/python language
Intermediate books - intermediate language/real world programming concepts/larger projects
Specialized books - GUI/web/network/Game programming using python
Mathematics - Mathematical programming
Algorithm/Data Structures - Algorithm and data structure programming
Reference - Complete language reference

I'm sure I could just go from language books to intermediate and then do whatever I feel like, but I tend to thrive on structure so I would like some core themes to follow as I learn programming. With subjects like programming there doesn't seem to be any standard progression to follow. I tend to get overwhelmed because I have no idea what programming can do or how to do them, all I've learned thus far are languages and basic programming concepts. I have a hard time understanding how I can go from basic programming to writing my very own program. What exactly are the next steps?

Progression examples followed by book recommendations for those examples would be greatly appreciated.

#2Viz12

Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

EDIT: Please move to beginner forum

I'd like some insight as to what path is normally followed while learning programming. Using python as an example, I was looking around for some solid books to learn from and I came up with the following categories.

General language books - basics of programming/python language
Intermediate books - intermediate language/real world programming concepts/larger projects
Specialized books - GUI/web/network/Game programming using python
Mathematics - Mathematical programming
Algorithm/Data Structures - Algorithm and data structure programming
Reference - Complete language reference

I'm sure I could just go from language books to intermediate and then do whatever I feel like, but I tend to thrive on structure so I would like some core themes to follow as I learn programming. With subjects like programming there doesn't seem to be any standard progression to follow. I tend to get overwhelmed because I have no idea what programming can do or how to do them, all I've learned thus far are languages and basic programming concepts. I have a hard time understanding how I can go from basic programming to writing my very own program. What exactly are the next steps?

Progression examples followed by book recommendations for those examples would be greatly appreciated.

#1Lain Rivers

Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

I'd like some insight as to what path is normally followed while learning programming. Using python as an example, I was looking around for some solid books to learn from and I came up with the following categories.

General language books - basics of programming/python language
Intermediate books - intermediate language/real world programming concepts/larger projects
Specialized books - GUI/web/network/Game programming using python
Mathematics - Mathematical programming
Algorithm/Data Structures - Algorithm and data structure programming
Reference - Complete language reference

I'm sure I could just go from language books to intermediate and then do whatever I feel like, but I tend to thrive on structure so I would like some core themes to follow as I learn programming. With subjects like programming there doesn't seem to be any standard progression to follow. I tend to get overwhelmed because I have no idea what programming can do or how to do them, all I've learned thus far are languages and basic programming concepts. I have a hard time understanding how I can go from basic programming to writing my very own program. What exactly are the next steps?

Progression examples followed by book recommendations for those examples would be greatly appreciated.

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