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    Newbie looking for software to teach programming

    As the title says, I am a newbie, both to linux and programming. I'd like to learn to program. I don't really care too much what language it is (assuming it isn't completely obscure), but I would like to learn how to program. I figured I'd start with a good learning language (?) and hope that those skills will help me learn others if I want.

    But what I am looking for is software (possibly integrated into an IDE- maybe?) that will guide me in the learning process. I have a book or two, but I would prefer some sort of teaching software. I'll have access to both a windows machine and a linux (ubuntu 7.04).

    Anyone know of anything like that? Any recommendations? Maybe as a module for one of the main IDE's or something. I have no idea. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Some possibly relevant factors:
    • I've never programmed anything in my life
    • But I do have a pretty decent background in boolean logic, even if rusty, if that helps
    • This first language doesn't matter too much too me, assuming the skills are somewhat transferable
    • I have no real purpose in learning to program, other than to learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntamimi View Post
    As the title says, I am a newbie, both to linux and programming. I'd like to learn to program. I don't really care too much what language it is (assuming it isn't completely obscure), but I would like to learn how to program. I figured I'd start with a good learning language (?) and hope that those skills will help me learn others if I want.

    But what I am looking for is software (possibly integrated into an IDE- maybe?) that will guide me in the learning process. I have a book or two, but I would prefer some sort of teaching software. I'll have access to both a windows machine and a linux (ubuntu 7.04).

    Anyone know of anything like that? Any recommendations? Maybe as a module for one of the main IDE's or something. I have no idea. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Some possibly relevant factors:
    • I've never programmed anything in my life
    • But I do have a pretty decent background in boolean logic, even if rusty, if that helps
    • This first language doesn't matter too much too me, assuming the skills are somewhat transferable
    • I have no real purpose in learning to program, other than to learn
    I am studying software engineering and I started programming with C++. It was a little difficult at the first.
    If I were you I would choose C++, use KDevelop, and buy the Deitel's C++ How To Program book (I started with this book myself).

    If you choose to learn Java, C#, VB.NET or C, again there is a How to program book from Deitels. I have seen their books and they are perfect for newbie programmers.
    This will be over soon, and then I can ...

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