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What langauge should I learn first?


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This is what another guy wrote back.




I hate to disillusion you kid, but no one in their right mind is going to pay a highschool student to program anything. your best bet is to learn how to use office applications and maybe SQL and get yourself a minumum wage desk job. Aside from that, if you're really passionate, you should learn x86 Assembly, because only then can you trully appreciate the finer things. C or C++ is recognized more by the industry, but, again, if you are doing this as a hobby and expect to get paid for it, you are sadly misinformed. But here, perhaps this will inspire you:
http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICP [...] CPP2e.html
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos110.htm
www.programmersheaven.com/
Or you can cut all that B.S. and get this:
http://www.amazon.com/Programming- [...] 0131103628
http://www.amazon.com/C-Programmin [...] 0201700735


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I don't agree with him. I've made quite a bit of money building websites. You only need basic HTML and CSS.
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I don't agree with him. I've made quite a bit of money building websites. You only need basic HTML and CSS.


Agreed!! I made tons helping people "ACQUIRE" high marks in Computer Science. Lol. Its funny how my teachers still don't realize that the programming is the same and they haven't caught any of my friends. Thats why I don't care about their opinion because it doesn't seem to me that they know much about computers.

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So SOORENA are you saying that your friends paid you to cheat for them? And you ran a little business providing your services to help people to cheat and get high marks.

Edited by frantique, 02 December 2007 - 07:52 PM.

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Agreed!! I made tons helping people "ACQUIRE" high marks in Computer Science. Lol. Its funny how my teachers still don't realize that the programming is the same and they haven't caught any of my friends. Thats why I don't care about their opinion because it doesn't seem to me that they know much about computers.


Personally I think if they need to "AQUIRE" Marks in computer science then they should not be going into computer science. People need to learn to do what they love and stop doing what pays. I addition "acquirement" of High marks will only hurt you in the end because work must be earned.

Edited by tuxmaster, 02 December 2007 - 08:34 PM.

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actually, I believe Soorena actually broke into the system and changed the grades. Thus, the reference to code.

This is NOT something that is condoned here at GeeksToGo, nor is ANY type of cheating. :)
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I don't agree with him. I've made quite a bit of money building websites. You only need basic HTML and CSS


Yeah but how old are you? Im just a high school kid........

Agreed!! I made tons helping people "ACQUIRE" high marks in Computer Science.


Errm IF you were helping people cheat........... Theres no way Im going to do anything like that and mess up my life when im just getting started........
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And how would I advertise myself anyway? Just post an ad in the paper or on the internet? And how much to charge? I don't anything about how much getting someone to build you a website would cost.
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actually, I believe Soorena actually broke into the system and changed the grades. Thus, the reference to code.

This is NOT something that is condoned here at GeeksToGo, nor is ANY type of cheating. :)


The reference to code is due to the fact that a computer science class is all about coding. :) He probably just gave the programs he made for the class to his classmates for money. Whether or not you agree with his questionable morals, there is no use in reprimanding him over the internet...

As for the OP's question, I see very few ways a high schooler who knows nothing about programming could earn money by programming. Get a minimum wage job bagging groceries or something. At $5.85 an hour (possibly more depending on which state you live in), you can easily make $110 a month.

EDIT: 1000th post. :)

Edited by stettybet0, 02 December 2007 - 09:21 PM.

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And how would I advertise myself anyway? Just post an ad in the paper or on the internet? And how much to charge? I don't anything about how much getting someone to build you a website would cost.


You would need to learn what you are doing before you charge for it. If somebody asks you "Can you do so and so" and your answer is "I dunno", you'll look foolish, and just waste peoples time.
Whilst you are learning, you would come across places that offer these services, and know how much to charge, and where to advertise.
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You would need to learn what you are doing before you charge for it. If somebody asks you "Can you do so and so" and your answer is "I dunno", you'll look foolish, and just waste peoples time.
Whilst you are learning, you would come across places that offer these services, and know how much to charge, and where to advertise


Ok thanks!

Get a minimum wage job bagging groceries or something. At $5.85 an hour (possibly more depending on which state you live in), you can easily make $110 a month.


I was planning on getting a normal job anyway. But just in my free time in the evenings or early mornings I was going to try to earn some extra $$. Plus I want the expirence.
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Don't let your age hinder you. I've known quite a few high school students who have started their own companies (web design, computer building and repair, etc).

See also the following threads:
Easiest language - Geeks to Go!
I want to learn a Programing Language; Which one? - Geeks to Go!
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No No No people, lol, you got me all wrong, this topic moved pretty fast. I didn't hack or do anything wrong I was just the best in class so people used to look at my coding for their projects thats all no cheating or hacking being done here, lol. I would never do this as I know its wrong. Its funny how everyone had different ideas about what I said, lol. I had no choice as they would gather around the monitor to see the HTML effects and graphics and they kept asking "Oh how do you do this? How do you do that?" and eventually I had to do it for them cause they were too dumb and lazy to find out for themselves. I stopped doing it since the classes got chopped down to only 20 of the best after grade 11, now everyone pretty much knows what their doing. "ACQUIRE" better marks and "CHEAT" are basic ways my friends used to describe their constant pleed for help in computer science, they all realized that comp sci was not for them so they dropped it this year.

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