I want to learn how to program...Help please

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Hello everyone! I am new in this forum and to the programming world too. I do work with graphic designs.
I would like to learn programming...what programs should I use???
I do have Microsoft Visual Basic 6, but I don't have the book, I have a tutoring cd, but it doesn't cover everything, only the tools.
What other program can I use to start??? Tutorials???
Is there any tutorial that includes a program making exercise?
I appreciate any comment and help.
Thanks,

Alex :)
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Hey, before i can give you an answer, it would be helpful if you explained which type of programming you want to delve into. you mentioned visual basic. if that is your spec - i - a - lity, a very basic tutorial can be found at:

http://www.w3schools.com

However, googling it (a google search) will very likely give you some other sites you can look at.

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Hi! I do not know Visual Basic...is that I have this program...
I am interested in learning any kind of programming...
You perhaps can suggest me something...
Thanks a lot... :P
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Learn HTML. After you can do HTML, learn PHP (programming). You'll have a lot of fun and PHP is relatively easy to learn and you can take it as far as you want. It has a nice learning curve.
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Granted, PHP is a powerful language, but it's not for everyone. Knight, what is it exactly you would like to do? some languages are more appropriate than others depending on the task. for example, PHP is used for retrieving data from a database, whereas Javascript is good for creating/destroying web cookies and client-side validation ... just examples of the many languages out there.

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I would like to learn software programming...I'd like to be able to write small software to run on windows...I have no clue on how to start.
where can I find these writing software? tutorials etc...
I sincerely appreciate any help...
Thanks again,

Alex
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Try visual basic for writing simple windows programs.
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Personally, I'd go for Delphi over Visual BASIC. Pascal's a much more powerful language than basic, and just as easy to get to grips with, not as system-hungry as equivalent apps written in VB, and doesn't require a whole mess of DLLs to run, you just package up your .exe if you wanna distribute.
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Good call. I haven't touched VB since I got into web development, so I really wouldn't know. I just remember VB was easy to learn.
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Hi John! Where can I get DELPHI??? or buy it???
Also, is there any places that offer tutorials?
Thanks again for your help.

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http://www.borland.com or http://www.inprise.com

I don't know, that company changes their name from week to week back & forth between one and the other, heh.

You might be able to pick up an older version on eBay cheap though (Personally, I still use Delphi 4) :)

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