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Old 04-15-09, 04:22 PM   #16
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I don't know, there is something to learning straight C first so you learn to appreciate what the more advanced languages and IED's give you for free.

1. Don't be afraid to fail at first, and then keep trying until you get it. Programming is very hard until your brain clicks, then its cake walk.

2. C is a more useful language to learn over VB. If you are familiar with C, learning Java, and C# is easy because you have already trained yourself to put that ; at the end of every line without thinking.

3. Don't be afraid to start small. Never underestimate the power of getting the hello world to work.

4. Google is your friend

5. Always keep in mind that there is always something new to learn and better ways. The worst thing is to think you know it all and end up making yourself a dinosaur.

6. Work smarter not harder
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