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What is your favorite programming language?
C / C++ 37%  37%  [ 16 ]
Java / C# 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
Basic / VB 21%  21%  [ 9 ]
Perl 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Python 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
PHP 12%  12%  [ 5 ]
PHP 12%  12%  [ 5 ]
Lisp or Prolog 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Man, I got lost and wandered into here - what the hell is this about? 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 43
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:14 pm 
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Jevin wrote:
Perl is great! So many modules! :D


I will be learning Perl in September when my classes begin again. I am taking Advanced HTML Programming and Perl Programming at the same time.

Perl Programming is taking the place of CGI Scripting class they are phasing out of the degree.

I just started learning Python myself. If you could recommend one Python book from Amazon.com, which one would it be and why?


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What, no LOGO??

Python is the language all should know!!

Especially if you are a C/C++ programmer.

Besides - its named after Monty Python. You have to know a language named after that!!

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baldeagle wrote:
Jevin wrote:
Perl is great! So many modules! :D


I will be learning Perl in September when my classes begin again. I am taking Advanced HTML Programming and Perl Programming at the same time.

Perl Programming is taking the place of CGI Scripting class they are phasing out of the degree.

I just started learning Python myself. If you could recommend one Python book from Amazon.com, which one would it be and why?


If you already have a language under your belt (even if you have not mastered it) the "Learning Python 2nd edition" By Lutz and Ascher. Orielly press.

Its a newbie book but assumes you at least know a small amount about programming (even knowing HTML would be enough).

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MantaBase wrote:
(even knowing HTML would be enough).

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You have peaked my interest. Have you read the book? How would you rate its "user friendly-ness"??? Is it a book that lets you jump in with both feet and eventually let you dig your way out, or one that recommends you crawl before you can walk? :) :?:


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MantaBase wrote:
(even knowing HTML would be enough).

Manta


You have peaked my interest. Have you read the book? How would you rate its "user friendly-ness"??? Is it a book that lets you jump in with both feet and eventually let you dig your way out, or one that recommends you crawl before you can walk? :) :?:


It kinda depends on the person. It is slightly more advanced than "Python programming for the absolute beginner" by Dawson (another great book). It is just as user friendly but assumes you have at least seen another language. It makes many comparisons to C++ and Java, but you can ignore them if you don't know the languages (infact, it states that in the preface).

There is a bit of crawl - but its goes fast and is easy to read. Very little dead horse beating.

Example: In the string methods section it goes through about 5 popular methods ( like .replace) and then gives a list of about 30 more without touching on them - so the user could investgate on his/her own if they wish.

~600pp, 30 chaps. 8 parts

Parts
Getting started (basic overview)
Types and operations (stings, numbers, list, etc...)
Statments and Syntax (loops etc..)
Functions and Arguments
Modules
Classes and OOP
Exceptions and tools
Outer Layers(tasks, internet stuff etc..)

It is written well enough so you can jump around. It includes excercises as well.

It handles why Python is better than C++ and, why it is not, in a very open manner.

it is not "Xython" book if you are looking for developing Python internet apps - there are better ones - but if you don't know python its a great jump start.

I put up a post in the Programmers Resource List thread (can't 'memeber what it is called right now.)

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MantaBase wrote:
What, no LOGO??

Python is the language all should know!!

Especially if you are a C/C++ programmer.

Besides - its named after Monty Python. You have to know a language named after that!!

Manta
Wow, how could I forget LOGO?!

I made a game in it for a 6th grade project! :D


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I did LOGO.

In 3rd grade.

Heck, I had already started C back then, so LOGO was a piece.


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I voted for PHP, but I know barely any.


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I voted for PHP, but I know barely any.

Welcome.... and don't worry, most of us won't hold that vote against you. :)


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I did LOGO.

In 3rd grade.

Heck, I had already started C back then, so LOGO was a piece.


Until my nephew told me about it I never heard of LOGO. He took a computer class when he was a Freshmen in HS. It taught a little of this LOGO.

In case anyone is interested I finally got the books for my class. The Perl book for my class is CGI Programming in C and Perl. Here I found it on Amazon.com so you all could give your opinion.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201422190/002-1228275-9778424?v=glance


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Cplusplus wrote:
I did LOGO.

In 3rd grade.

Heck, I had already started C back then, so LOGO was a piece.


Until my nephew told me about it I never heard of LOGO. He took a computer class when he was a Freshmen in HS. It taught a little of this LOGO.

In case anyone is interested I finally got the books for my class. The Perl book for my class is CGI Programming in C and Perl. Here I found it on Amazon.com so you all could give your opinion.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201422190/002-1228275-9778424?v=glance


Hacking Perl CGI sounds like more fun. :)


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baldeagle wrote:
Cplusplus wrote:
I did LOGO.

In 3rd grade.

Heck, I had already started C back then, so LOGO was a piece.


Until my nephew told me about it I never heard of LOGO. He took a computer class when he was a Freshmen in HS. It taught a little of this LOGO.


I wouldn't really call it a programing language per se. Yet, if you can drive a turtle, you can drive anything (from a safe distance of course) :)

The MER rovers use something similar to command them around. I have called it LOGO - but I am sure they have a very sophisticated version of it. I am sure they wouldn't call it LOGO even if it was. DOn't wanna give the impression they are driving multi million dollar machines with the same tech in a Lego mindstorm robot.

*manta goes off to google for a turtle driving session*

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I voted for BASIC only because it's the only language I've ever worked with, and that was only for a college class.

I'm taking C++ this semester, but I get the feeling I'm not going to like it.


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i'm not big into programming but i like python runner up being perl


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