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learning Basic. I NEED SOME ADVICE!


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DogVI

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hey, i havce recently decided that i'm going to try to learn computer coding and i think i should start off with basic. i would like to self teach myself and it would be great if someone could point me in the right

direction. (like where i can find tutorials and software..and books.) Also could someone tell me what othere kinds of compouter languages would be good to learn after i learn basic...i'm a noob at this stuff so

ANY advice will be greatly appreciated. thank you!
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Original BASIC is basically (pardon the pun) obsolete. If you want to learn a BASIC-like language that has practical applications in the real world, then you might want to try VB.NET. You can download the IDE for it here. (Make sure to pick the Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition.)

As for learning resources, the MSDN is your best friend. The IDE also comes with a competent collection of help pages. For tutorials and such, this cool site called Google is really great for finding those. Books and software can be found at, well, book and software stores, respectively, or online.
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The first computer language I learned was basic back in 1988. It was a good stepping stone into further languages as they can be similar. I would learn the basics of basic, but not spend to much time on it. Making batch files is very fun and would probably be a good place to start. As for reading material, I couldn't hel;p you as the books I have are probably long out of print by now. (oh, and its qbasic now.)

http://www.qbasicnew...tutorials.shtml
http://tedfelix.com/qbasic/ QBASIC Programming for Kids
http://search.yahoo....u...ss&ei=UTF-8


http://www.computerhope.com/batch.htm
http://search.yahoo....y...01-s&sado=0
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