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Yes... I know this has been asked alot!, but... Will someone tell me exactly how many languages are ther?(referring to programming)Now.. What''s the easiest to start with? Since I am quite young (13), I haven''t gotten to understand C++ :/ What''s even easier to start with? That can be compiled by MSVC++ or a free compiler? And good free tutorials online? I know it has been asked alot, I totaly forgot what the other people said, and to look back at the past 200 pages of topics, would take some time... And, if I do learn programming, such as database stuff, are there any good paying jobs that dont require a college degree in computer programming? I really don''t want to goto college ... Yes, I know what some of you might say, "Go have fun with your friends!) I''ve done that, I still do, I don''t do it everyday... Only on weekends sometimes... Well.. sorry for the long post :\... C ya later

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1) There isn''t really a known number of programming languages, the numbers change all the time, there are a few well known ones, Java,C++,Perl,Python,C,Fortran,Lisp,TCL,Basic etc. then there are lesser knowns.. and how many of those there are is anybodies guess.

2)VC++ can only compile C++.. there are easier languages.. perhaps try Python http://python.org and http://python.org/doc/Newbies.html can help you there. Or stop by http://rapideuphoria.com, that''s a C like language that''s pretty easy.

3)Generally you should get a college degree to get a well paying job, sure if you''re really great they may consider you without one, but people with degrees get payed more.

4)For future reference there is a forum search, so you don''t have to read _every_ topic.

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I''d say you should start with C++ I''m your age, and if you keep your mind to it, you can learn it. I would recomend teach yourself C++ in 21 days. It''s a book, but I''ve also seen it online. Good luck!

-~-The Cow of Darkness-~-

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I dont mean like a $100,000/year job. That''s a bit to much for what I would wana do. I''m more talking about like, $30,000+/year. That''s enough to keep a rented home, save money at the same time, enough for plenty of things. $2500-$3000/month. Is really quite decent for me. Since I am not that type of middle-upper class, like some people I know, living in 5 story houses, with wall murals... :\... I know alot about money and how it is handled, I know what is right and good, I don''t like to lie cause I do not know the consequences of doing so. Which I do not know where I am going with this, sorry (Off the subject :\) I''d like to start with the easiest programming. So I can actually understand it, get good with it too... Does Python have free compilers? Sorry, I haven''t checked out a website about it yet. I''ll give it a try... I know, I will want to learn C++ once I know the main things about programming, and understand it too Well, anyway. Would I need a college degree for a $30,000+/year job? Dealing with gaming/database/any programming? I do also want to make my own decent game sometime, I just have so many ideas. Trying to think of a unique one, not just like. Get missions, win the game. More complicated, unique plot. Isn''t THAT easy. lol . Okay, time for me to go, I homeschool too, I''ll probaly go back in highschool, or just skip school altogether and get a highschool GED , C ya later all :\

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I started off programming with HTML, was just my first taste of programming, then moved on to QBASIC and then visual basic and now on C++ .

I''d definetly recommend either QBASIC or Visual Basic, or even BASIC. Just get the ground wok of programming learned(variables, functions...etc), after that its just learning the specifics of each language(syntax, structure..etc).

-Teach yourself C++ in 21 days online book, its quite good to get you started off with programming(and goes in depth also)
-cprogramming.com , also a very excellent site, has a good amount of tutorials,and also some other stuff, like which compilers are good and other stuff
-This is a good site also for a quick rundown of C(and C++), but basically the things common to both

that should be good enough to get you started off on C programming.


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You know.... although this may appear to be pretty much useless to practically everyone here, I still have to mention it: if you have the chance (used/discount computer books) get a hold of the book "Structured Programming: The Top Down Approach". I really don''t know how widely distributed it was, but it was really the first book to teach me how to develop a program from start to finish. It focuses on BASIC for the source code, but most of it is pseudocode and can be applied to any popular language. Basically the whole book is about how to develop a Blackjack game from start to finish in a nice top down approach. While this is a bit out of date, it''s still a nice read for beginners, at least IMHO (if it''s available cheap!).

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I dunno much about homeschool, but unless your parents are gifted teachers, I think school is better. There are some exercises you can''t learn in homeschooling, I think. One of these would be working in a team. Sure, it can be a pain sometimes, but my school has a very heavy emphasis on team building (HS) We do a lot of team projects, and you really learn a lot from working in teams... how to take leadership roles, working out problems, etc... I think it has prepared me a great deal for real working environments.

Sorry for straying from the topic, but since you mentioned it... hehe

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Teams... School... I try to be good in teams, but in middleschool, the kids are crazy... Its so true though, and the girls just scream there ass off if they see a spider on there desk or something extremely stupid like that... Teams in school, I''m not against school, but I nevere get anything done in it, everyone is talking, always talking to me... I cant just ignore them and do my work... Well, anyway... Back to programming, QBasic, there are free tutorials online right? What about a free compiler? I have C++ stuff, but I can''t understand it. Like I said, well... Someone give me a QBasic website with tutorials/free compiler? I have no money to spend. So, I might have to download it from KaZaa. I have Tricks of windows game programming, Sams teach yourself C++ in 21days... I know HTML, pretty well too Well, okay, tell me if I missed something.. thx

-AtomicVIIIII

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