How did you Learn to Program and Code?


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I am starting off using W3Schools and im not a expert but i am just wondering how did you learn to be as great as you are today?

Like making Programs, Themes, Webpages, etc.

I just need help as i can get and just want to know how you started off... also How long it took if you don't mind to do basic work.


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The biggest thing I can tell you is to take open source software and look at the source code. This is the best way to learn! To see what other people are doing.

The other thing that really helped me was, instead of always installing WordPress or other software, try to make your own. Blogs are not very difficult to program, once you understand how SQL queries work the rest pretty much falls into place. Plus, once you get creative ideas for websites you realize it is often more work to adapt something like WordPress or similar to a very unique idea- often it is easier just to write from scratch/libraries if you can.

Be sure to read up on input validation, and even more importantly input SANITATION! And security! Security is most important above all. If you do not write a secure script, and put it live on the internet, you could lose all your hard work (if you do not make backups). Or you can use a framework like codeigniter, laravel, cakephp to help you deal with these things.


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My father is a programmer and learned me to program. Then I took some courses and now I am also a programmer!


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I started programming at the age of 13. My friend and I wanted to programm our own GTA SA multiplayer server. Therfore we started learning C# (A GTA SA Multiplayer server is programmed in Pawno it's a language like a mix of C# and C++).

Learning C# was not a big deal and it was great to see the result instantly inside of a real product (to programm a samp server you only have to programm the "story" and what the users can do. Everything els like maps, vehicles, player caracters physics engine etc. are used from the game itself)


First time i learn by myself at with The Best friend... google...
then i learn at school and after that in courses


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Hello there, i learned programing first at age 8, and then i study math at university, first learned to program c


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i learn programing when i was junior high school, i write some visual basic virus, and make antivirus for it, :D it was success infected whole computer in one cafe through LAN connection. i learn programing from any website and look another open source code, and make it my own. :D


Depends from the programming language that you would to learn there's a lot of resources online. The best way to start is to watch videos on youtube and then searching for others resources free .


Well, I'm coursing my last year of technical grade in informatics, but, in first year I learned how to think with logic(in most of times hahahaha), after that started learning a bit of Java and I finally found my favorite language, GOlang, so now I code only in go and C#(I realized that I prefer than Java)
I just made a lot of exercises that are on my GitHub

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i first learned to program by teaching myself on an old HP-48G calculator. :cool:

then i moved onto java and used my dads java textbook from college to teach myself that :smile:

now i have learned lua and python and am working on some mods for minetest
i havea thread here deicated to minetest btw. :wink:


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Beside all the posts, I will advise you to also search for meetups about programming and programming challenges. they are good ways to meet people and learn from them.


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I am not worth to be called programmer, but I know a litlle about the basic of PHP languages, HTML, Javascript, once I made Android Application using Android Studio. Right now I am developing my own site using Laravel. I made an Instagram imageless feeds here using third party API. Everything I build I am using Google to search php code for the function I want to run.


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I'm studiying an engineering... Hahahaha.

With basic you can explore by yourself and using sites like stackoverflow or similar you can make whatever you want


I started with "Pawno" for GTA San Andreas. Then I bought a books of C++ programming and I learnt it.