Computer languages for beginners
Date: Around 1995
I am interested in computer programming and I would like to know where to
start. I have heard about BASIC and COBOL and C and C++, but what are they?
I would also like to know what other computer languages are "out there", and
how to use them.
BASIC is a good place to start. Besides the ones you mentioned, are FORTRAN
and PASCAL. Once you master BASIC, try C, it is the most common, but rather
Update - May 2010
If you are looking for a programming language to learn, remember that most of the concepts in the modern day languages are in all of the major languages. I would try to learn the concepts first in one language that you are familiar with, and then learn new languages. Languages sometimes go out of style after a while, but if you learn the logic and the concepts you should be able to pick up the new one.
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