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    Smile Route to becoming a good programmer?


    Hey DevShed,
    Decided that for 2012 I would stop messing about and get into the knack of learning some real programming languages instead. I completed my A Level Computing last year and achieved an A* (UK Exams) programming in Visual Basic. I really want to become a more well rounded programmer.

    I am planning to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, XHTML, JavaScript then PHP and MySQL giving me a good foundation in website development. Then move on to application languages with the aim of developing facebook applications and mobile applications. First of all by learning Java then C, then objective C for iPhone/iPad. Still a relatively newbie however and would appreciate if any one could guide me if im on the right route or am i doing something wrong? Thanks.
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    Generally nobody is an expert in more than 2-3 languages, you're proposing learning a dozen.

    The new user guide for PHP is in my signature, start there for PHP/MySQL/HTML.

    If you want to be a web programmer, I would learn in this order: HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL.

    As for the rest, note that many (most?) facebook games are written in ActionScript (flash), which isn't in your list.

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    Thanks very much, exactly the answer I was looking! Good man, I shall focus on the languages you mentioned!
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    One thing I did to learn PHP was look at examples, and I looked at the structure, and went looked at how it treated the data or whatever. It worked good for me.
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    In my opinion the most important thing on route to becoming successful programmer is to create apps, a lot of apps.

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    • requinix disagrees : biiig disagree on that
    • Catacaustic disagrees : Just so wrong...

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