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Posts: 2790 from 2006/3/21
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Of course learning structured programming (perhaps even object-orientated) is helpful but I doubt that amigadave wants to work in a big project with many developers. And if the code becomes too big you automatic learn to do it better ;)
Amigadave is a hobby developer who wants to do some smaller projects (I guess) so I do not know if all the theory really is needed
Better start somewhere, ask and look how others do it
I should probably just let this thread die out, as I have gotten probably all of the useful advice and answers from members here already, but I will reply to the above in this way. I agree with jpv, and that is part of my reason for thinking of taking a local college course on computer programming, no matter what language they start with. Learning some of the most basic principles of programming "correctly", I believe would be useful to me, and perhaps prevent me from making silly mistakes in the beginning. I would rather not start out writing spaghetti code, and later having to learn how to code in a more proper fashion. I'd like to start out doing things in a more correct and understandable way, and then build on that "good start".
So, that is part of my explanation of why I am considering taking a college course. The other part of the reason, is that I find it hard to force myself to stick to a schedule for learning how to program, and get easily distracted. Attending a college course once or twice a week, would give me at least a few hours of no distractions, where I could focus on learning to code. It's like I'm trying to set myself up for a kick in the ass to get me started, and I'm hoping that after one or two courses, I won't need anything else to keep me going, and I will fall into a good pattern of setting that time aside, that I would have been going to the college to attend the course, and replacing it with time coding at home. We shall see.
I really appreciate all the offers for help, and I plan to take advantage of them in the near future.
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