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Which is best programming style to start learning to programm POP or OOP? [closed]

If somebody has to start learning to program, where should he/she start? Should he start to write procedure-oriented programs or jump to OOP?
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Most efficient way to learn java if you already know how to code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? I've been coding for close to 25 years now in basic, (C64 & Amiga), (Object) pascal, C, LPC ...
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How have you got chances to learn multiple languages? [closed]

I read A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?, and I found out that I don't know languages in number 2, 3 of first answer. I want to learn more languages to increase my ...
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How can I study C# from Stack Overflow [closed]

How can I study C# from Stack Overflow? I have only the basics of the C# language with some simple exercises; now I want to go to the highest level C# through Stack Overflow, reading any questions ...
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Watermarking an image with the text given as input [closed]

I want to create a simple web app where I can drag an image in, and watermark the corner with the given text. Where should I start for something like this? I have knowledge in Java and Ruby.
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Is it better to develop apps using a platform specific technology or web technologies? [closed]

I happened to read an interesting article the other day that talked about building mobile applications using Javascript and HTML5. One interesting point they brought out was how this approach worked ...
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Learning potentially unrelated materials on company's dime, is it acceptable? [closed]

I am facing a similar problem as the OP of this question where my environment is good, but I feel like my learning is stagnating and I don't have the ability/resources to change positions/quit my job ...
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How can I practice implementing data structures and algorithms? [duplicate]

I just finished learning the basics on data structures and algorithms using Python and C, completing some of the exercises from the book I read. I feel that it is necessary to implement some of these ...
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practical way to learn C? [closed]

I want to dig into C and normally when I want to learn a new language I think of a simple/attainable project goal that has some practical purpose (make use of an api, automate a task, etc...) I'm ...
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What is a good intro to cloud-computing architecture? [closed]

Awhile ago I tried reading about Google App Engine, from its site and from the Wikipedia article. What I realized was that not only did I not understand what it did, I didn't even know what problem it ...
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How do you learn a language's standard framework/API/functionality? [closed]

I understand how to code. I know how to get around the basics of the languages I use regularly. I know how to write slightly-above-basic regular expressions, I can talk to databases, I can accept ...
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How risky is it to use Coffeescript without knowing Javascript? [closed]

I'm a reasonably experienced programmer trying to learn web developement. I'm trying to develop a client-side web application which uses svg or canvas for graphics. I've decided I'd like to write ...
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Is there a canonical book on x86 assembly? [closed]

There are lots of books on assembly. However, they usually deal with ISAs about which I don't care, such as MIPS or ARM. I don't deal with these architectures; there's no reason for me to try to learn ...
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Is the “Objects First” approach a good idea? [closed]

Do you think programming novices should learn objects from day 1, as seen in the book "Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ" by David Barnes? Or do you think this is a bad ...
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Creating a New Scripting Language For the Learning Experience? [closed]

Is creating a scripting language for my own personal learning experience worth it? The reason I ask is that there are so many programming languages available already, I know mine will never have any ...
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Given C++ '11 Was Approved, Does This Change How A C++ Beginner Learns The Language? [closed]

I've wanted to learn C++ for awhile and took AP Computer Programming in High School (back when it was C++ and not Java). I enjoy C and just haven't found the time to learn C++ or I'll just fall back ...
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What would motivate you to do free programming work for work after work? [closed]

I'm not talking about working overtime for a project, but R&D, or test bed applications that benefit the company. These would become teaching tools, and eventually sales tools. I know it sounds ...
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Recent graduate with an idea, but I need some starting out advice [closed]

As the title says, I am a recent graduate with a mathematics degree, looking to develop software as a career. The job hunting has not resulted in a job yet but over the past couple of months I have ...
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How to better start learning programming - with imperative or declarative languages? [closed]

Someone is interested in learning to program. What language paradigm should I recomend him - imperative or declarative? And what programming language should he start with? I think that declarative ...
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Participating in Webinars and Seminars about Developing and Programming [closed]

Does participating in Webinars and Seminars about software development and programming improve a developer's programming level? Please note that I'm asking this question about developers, not ...
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Learn to Program by Chris Pine book question [closed]

I don't know where to post this, so sorry if this is the wrong place. I bought the book Learn to Program by Chris Pine on my iPad, I will be travelling for about two days so want to read this book ...
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How to evaluate how well one knows functional programming [closed]

I've been wondering how to determine if I know functional programming. By know I mean in a Journeyman sense, not a master, but competent enough to do the work. I like languages w/ query/data shaping ...
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How to handle large scale js+jquery projects using well written, Object-Oriented JavaScript and jQuery code? [closed]

I love the whole user experience/interface thing and put a lot of jQuery and JavaScript (pure JavaScript for HTML5 stuff, like canvas, file API, etc). The problem I face now is that my codes are ...
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Do programmers need a good memory? [closed]

It seems one has to remember all sorts of syntax to be able to program. If one don't have a good memory for remembering names, will it be more difficult to learn to program?
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Where should you be at with 5 years experience? [closed]

Backround: I am currently a Junior in college working towards a degree in MIS. I've been interning with a compnay for a 3 summers and a winter break in there. With only 11 months to go before I start ...
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Which assembly should I learn? [closed]

I would like to learn about reverse engineering, but I'm little bit confused with many different assemblies. So to say... Let me explain! Everytime I start reading assembly tutorial it states it is ...
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Tools to support learning a new business domain [closed]

Suppose you just accepted a job, writing code in an industry sector that you've never worked in before. To be effective, you want to immerse yourself in the business domain - to understand the ...
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Does the source language matter for your first (few) compilers? [closed]

I've been very interested in writing compilers but have been scared off by the complexity of it. I've finally took the plunge and started writing my first compiler and the language I picked is ...
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8answers
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Learning Haskell and C# Simultaneously [duplicate]

I'm a programmer who's still in his teens. I've been doing some programming for a couple of years now, I started on Ruby, and later switched to Python due to the massive amount of learning resources ...
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8answers
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Is it worth being computer languages polyglot? [closed]

You can often hear that programmers should learn many different languages to improve themselves. I still go to school and don't have big programming experience (a little more than year). But what was ...
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Should I be paid for time spent learning a framework? [closed]

To give light to the situation: I am currently one of two programmers working in a small startup software company. Part of my job requires me to learn a Web development framework that I am not ...
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4answers
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What php programmer should know? [closed]

I've dig the database here and didn't found any answer for my question. What is a standard for a php programmer to know? I mean, literally, what group of language functions, mechanisms, variables ...
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What Languages are mostly understood “intuitively” and could benefit from a more formal learning approach? [closed]

In a presentation, i stumbled upon the Statement "JavaScript is a Language everybody uses, yet nearly noone seems to find it neccessary to learn how it works". And indeed, not many of the programmers ...
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Design Patterns: Should I learn them? [closed]

So it's kinda weird asking two questions back-to-back, but they aren't very related and I didn't want to combine them, but I'm not spamming questions, I promise! Anyway, I'm a recent college grad, ...
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6answers
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What is the best way to become a professional in PHP and Website Building? [closed]

I would like to become a professional in php, I have learned nearly all about the language syntax and concepts and I have a good knowledge in C and C++, which made it easier to become familiar with ...
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What do you believe is a better of method of learning languages: using books or jumping straight into a project? [closed]

Do you find that it is better to learn through reading books or to just jump straight into a project and pick up what you need to know using the web, or some combination of both?
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How to stay focused on learning a language with so many other possibilites? [closed]

What do you do to stay focused when learning a new language with so many other interesting languages out there?
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Globally important concepts to understand? [closed]

I have a history of web development using LAMP + html/css (though I admit the LAMP aspect isn't in great depth) and would like to follow the career path of software developer, so I'm currently ...
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I have free time for Android development. I'd like suggestions on how to tackle this effectively [closed]

I'm finishing college for good tomorrow, then leaving my current programming job the next day. I'll be looking for opportunities, but I may end up with a month or two without a job, so with lots of ...
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How can I actually apply the javascript I am learning [closed]

I am a front end programmer. I'm good with design, html, css, and jquery, but I want to learn javascript more than anything. I've taken a couple of courses, read books and tutorials online and feel ...
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Should I be looking up the answers to programming exercises? [closed]

I have recently started my journey to learn programming, and got my self a book on Objective-C. The thing is though: I get stuck quite often, trying to figure out how to solve the different ...
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Learning barriers for beginners towards a programmers mind (Study)? [closed]

I stumbled upon this Study (of The Development of Programming Ability and Thinking Skills In High School Students)(link only opens with left-click correct, not in new tab?! dunno why) claiming, that ...
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How to start learning J2EE, especially JPA [closed]

I am trying to start learning the J2EE part of Java. But I don't know where to start. I am familier with Core Java and mainly, I want to learn JPA and basics of Hibernate and Spring Framework. The ...
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Learning a new concept - write from scratch or use frameworks? [closed]

I have recently been trying to learn about MVVM and all of the associated concepts such as repositories, mediators, data access. I made a decision that I would not use any frameworks for this so that ...
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1answer
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How do you use the sample codes while reading programming books? [closed]

Programming books often contain a lot of code scattered within it. Usually there will be an accompanying website to download the code used in the book. How do you use the code? Do you just run them ...
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Methods for efficient knowledge retention and fast study material lookup [closed]

When I read a book or article about something new, I have two main concerns: Retaining the new knowledge I just acquired Being able to access the new knowledge efficiently later on What are some ...
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Advanced learning topics for junior developers [closed]

I'm a junior developer at a company that has asked me to establish academic goals for the near future. I didn't realize how hard of a question this was until I could only come up with one answer, off ...
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What do you need to master a language and its technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to really master a programming language Let say about Java(just a sample, you can talk about C#, PHP, C++ ... it's just similar) and 10 (ten) levels, 1 is newbie and ...
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C# Linq to <blank> which type is most used and which are most hated/unneeded [closed]

I have read and used many good Linq to . I have also read that some of the Linq to __ are not worth learning as there are better techniques. I was just wondering which of the bunch should I ...
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Learning C# quickly (given I already know…) [closed]

Ok, I want to learn C# for a job interview (they want C# or Java, I know Java, but figure knowing both would be good). I already know Java, C++, C, F# and to some extent Python and Pascal. What are ...