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Does any one know any good java / c++ / c# tutorials on the net? Answered

I'm looking into coding, but no one happens to do a good tutorial! If some one could post one on Instructables that would be even better. Would any one recommend coding as a job for an up-coming member of society? (I'm not there yet.)

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orksecurity

9 years ago

There's a lot of good information about Java on IBM's DeveloperWorks website -- http://www.ibm.com/java

I believe that includes some basic tutorials as well as more advanced material.

As a job: Coding per se, no. Software engineering, yes.

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Kryptoniteorksecurity

Answer 9 years ago

Software engineering? Forgive me but I haven't heard that... expression before. Could you explain?

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RishnaiKryptonite

Answer 9 years ago

The way I understand it, "coding" is a kind of grunt work involved in almost all computer jobs (not jobs that just happen to use a computer). "Software engineering" is where you design and write programs. Desgning how Word 2009 would work would be a software engineering job. Actually typing and debugging the thousands of lines of code involved in making your Word 2009 project work is the process of coding.

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KryptoniteRishnai

Answer 9 years ago

I'm more into the looking through the hundreds of thousands of lines to find one stinking error thing. I'm mostly patient...

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RishnaiKryptonite

Answer 9 years ago

Then the good news is that the local library should have books about the nuts and bolts of various languages. Java is a good place to start. The programming books out there aren't like the textbooks that were the bane of high school--they're easy to read, well-structured, and applicable. They don't help much with the creativeness factor, but if you have the time and patience to just throw things together, having a textbook to reference is priceless. And when it comes to debugging, having a textbook around is like having the MLA handbook on your desk when that big term paper is due--you're not left wondering about syntax or anything else. Best of all, many libraries will sell beat-up or outdated copies of coding manuals that retailed for $50 for a dollar. That's where I started.

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KryptoniteRishnai

Answer 9 years ago

Wow, sweet! I've always looked at buying a book or something but I never really had the money. I'll have to check the library next time I go down there. Thanks. I'm not much of a reader of information-containing books. That's kinda why I asked for a website but oh well, I gotta start somewhere!

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RishnaiKryptonite

Answer 9 years ago

As long as you can use an index, it's pretty user-friendly. In fact, check the index before you buy. I've bought a couple that were badly organized and best used as doorstops.

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KryptoniteRishnai

Answer 9 years ago

*chuckles* yeah, I've got a C# book, it's massive and the index is 11 pages long.