Hi Think Atheist,
You shall probably notice that I will be posting a lot more on this site, and many of my posts wont be directly connected to atheism. Its nice to have a bit more variety on the forum. Anyway...
If any of you could suggest some texts for me, that would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.
I've always found that just coming up with something to build and then figuring out how to build was the easiest way for me to learn.
I will definitely be having a look at TeamTreeHouse. And your book suggestion is very much appreciated too, I'm going to get myself a copy of that.
Thank you so much Eric, I appreciate it so much.
You might find this useful for other subjects. All the books are free and they don't spam you.
When looking for example code, I often encounter the w3schools tutorials.
Should I ever decide to delve into it, I'll keep that warning in mind. Thanks (way in advance).
It could be far far worse.
The worst of all worlds are those really ancient languages like FORTRAN and original BASIC that don't require declarations (though "implicit none" in FORTRAN will cure the disease); if you commit a typo you've just created a new variable and if it's sufficiently subtle then you wonder why the hell your stuff doesn't work. I knew someone who spent literally days searching for a bug in a BASIC program that turned out to be typing P1 once where he wanted PI. And his display made 1 and capital I look virtually identical. BASIC just thought to itself, "OK here's a new variable named P1. Not sure what type it is and you didn't bother to initialize it, but OK, here you go."
We lost an unmanned spacecraft once because instead of DO 10 I = 1,50 someone typed DO 10 I = 1.50 (or something very similar) in FORTRAN. The first loops 50 times over all of the statements from there forward to the one thats' numbered 10 in columns 2-7 of the code (usually but not always a "continue" statement), the second declares a variable named DO10I and sets it to 1.5. Oops. (Yeah FORTRAN ignores spaces. ALL spaces!)
In other words, when I said "It could be far far worse" I should have been saying "It IS far far worse?"
This is me running away from this so-called language as fast as I can.
Yes, very good advice. I'll be checking that out