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    Hey i'm a complete n00b to programming, i just started a couple of days ago. At first i wanted to learn how to hack into stuff then realised you need to be good at programming to do so. A website suggested learning python first, then vb/java, then c, then perl or something, is this good advice??? And how long will it take to learn each roughly to a decent standard. I'm pretty intelligent i hope, not to blow my own trumpet. And i study further maths at school, so i know about "decision" maths (algorithms, routing problems etc) and complex no's etc. Also does anyone fancy teaching me to program via correspondance? Can ne1 who is now an experienced programmer give me an idea of how they started off and the timescale for learnage too?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Fitzer
    A website suggested learning python first, then vb/java, then c, then perl or something, is this good advice??? And how long will it take to learn each roughly to a decent standard. I'm pretty intelligent i hope, not to blow my own trumpet. And i study further maths at school, so i know about "decision" maths (algorithms, routing problems etc) and complex no's etc. Also does anyone fancy teaching me to program via correspondance? Can ne1 who is now an experienced programmer give me an idea of how they started off and the timescale for learnage too?
    We have many threads on "What is the best language to start with?' and many of your questions are addressed in these. It would have been best to find the most recent of these and followed up with a reply of questions unanswered in all of the threads.

    This puts all "similar" content together and adds value to them. New threads are forks, and decrease value.

    Use the forum search function to find these threads.

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    • #3
      I also wouldn't learn programming for the alone purpose of knowing how to hack into systems. I'd learn it because programming is a great hobby, and a great thing to have on a resume. If you're still content on learning how to illegally gain access to other's systems, id say seek out another forum to ask questions on, or just use google.

      Personally I believe C++ is a nice language to start with. It can be used to do small things such as printing things in command prompt to much more advanced applications and it's syntax is relatively easy to learn.
      - Programmer -

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      • #4
        i dont want to solely learn how to hack, i quite enjoy programming now, ive just made a cool little address book thingy which sorta talks to you. Its not just a means to an end. And sorry for posting, i just wanted some help, but nevamind if every1 is this unfriendly wots the point.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fitzer
          i dont want to solely learn how to hack, i quite enjoy programming now, ive just made a cool little address book thingy which sorta talks to you. Its not just a means to an end. And sorry for posting, i just wanted some help, but nevamind if every1 is this unfriendly wots the point.
          for a new kid no one has been too unfriendly to you. and i'm sure that most of us were impressed that you actually wanted to learn and not just fuck around. but if you get all but-sore then this place can turn against you real quick. We were just letting you know that this question had been answered before.

          keep asking questions. just make sure they are new and different.
          the fresh prince of 1337

          To learn how to hack; submit your request

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fitzer
            but nevamind if every1 is this unfriendly wots the point.

            Edited for content.

            Try to find out what you can, and try to determine beforehand if this is a question someone else probably had before you did. If so, there is a good chance that the discussion has already taken place~ I didn't mean to jump your case- I'm not even a moderator- Just was getting tired of seeing the same questions over and over again. No harm no foul. Besides, I can't drive off the other insane people like myself (read: math person)-. Search function: learnit, liveit, loveit.

            "The only reason any university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all of those people."



            LosT
            Last edited by LosT; January 8, 2005, 17:22.

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            • #7
              ok thx very much

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              • #8
                and i dont want spoon feeding just advice to get off on the right footstep not waste time learning something unesessary, and as a maths student at Cambridge i hope i would have the right mindset and perserverance.

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                • #9
                  edited, please delete this post
                  the fresh prince of 1337

                  To learn how to hack; submit your request

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fitzer
                    but nevamind if every1 is this unfriendly wots the point.
                    I could have been unfriendly to you, but instead offered you suggestions to help you solve your problem. If your intention is to solve the problem, the response provided should have been accepted as helpful.

                    OB:
                    Whats the best programing language to start with
                    Another user like you, asked a question previously asked before. and was redirected to
                    Programming/Networking another user who asked a question included in another thread.
                    another thread
                    another thread like the one you started with slight variation
                    Another thread like the one you started, but this one asks where more than what.
                    Question about what language to start with
                    Thread on python requesting feedback as a good language
                    Something sort of kind of like this in another language
                    Java Vs C++ amazing that this too is duplicated:
                    C++ or Java
                    Thread on ASM/C++
                    C++ vs Perl

                    And the above includes less than 25% of total posts found after 3 searches.

                    This way, if/when this thread gets closed, people will have easy clicking, and maybe I can just copy and paste for the next person who asks this question.

                    [Added content:]
                    Ah yes. And, when you actually look through the threads, find the one that is closest to your questions AND is most recent before you reply. Bringing back 2 year old threads is worse than bringing back threads which are only 4 months old.
                    Last edited by TheCotMan; January 8, 2005, 17:35.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fitzer
                      but nevamind if every1 is this unfriendly wots the point.
                      Originally posted by Fitzer
                      and i dont want spoon feeding just advice to get off on the right footstep not waste time learning something unesessary, and as a maths student at Cambridge i hope i would have the right mindset and perserverance.
                      How the hell did you get into Cambridge with the English skills of a 7 year old Japanese girl?
                      the fresh princess of 1338

                      What did I do to make you think I give a shit?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by octalpus
                        How the hell did you get into Cambridge with the English skills of a 7 year old Japanese girl?
                        This might explain it:
                        http://www.nabss.org/cambridg.htm
                        perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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                        • #13
                          Well mathematics is predominantly a numerical subject, hence a lack of proficiency literacy-wise is irrelevant. And also careless typing is mainly to blame. And also www.cam.ac.uk is the correct academic institution of which i am a padawan (search for trinity college). Anyway i shall stop needlessly wasting disk space, and peruse some of the links given kindly above, thankyou. And whoever said i have the skills of a 7 year old japanese girl, is not too far from the truth, i am half jap, however male. I would also hope the over-exuberant lexicon utilised within this post would suggest an opposing view to that given in someone elses opinion. Thankyou for saving me from searching :) i think i'll start with top link.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fitzer
                            Anyway i shall stop needlessly wasting disk space
                            That is my job. >:-| (See the description below my name

                            Thankyou for saving me from searching.
                            Comments like this (saving a user from searching) cause me to think that providing links and performing searching is the WRONG way to be helpful on these forums.

                            How will people ever learn to search on their own?

                            Does being helpful (in this way) create dependency and encouragement for this behavior? (Users learning on their own.)

                            /me woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fitzer
                              Well mathematics is predominantly a numerical subject, hence a lack of proficiency literacy-wise is irrelevant.

                              This is totally untrue. If you are of this belief you are a poor excuse for a math student. I happen to have a degree in mathematics, and the ability to effectively communicate your ideas clearly and accurately is a requsite skill. How far along in your program are you, may I ask? Are you studying theoretical or applied mathematics?

                              First qualification listed.....
                              http://www.cam.ac.uk/cambuniv/ugpros...pplying01.html
                              http://www.cam.ac.uk/cambuniv/ugpros...plying01i.html



                              People have already cut you slack for this thread, but you sure aren't warranting continued consideration.

                              Wakarrimasu.

                              LosT
                              Last edited by LosT; January 9, 2005, 17:32.

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