Introducing Your Starting Point

Introducing Your Starting Point

Getting Started, Starting Point
What Is A Starting Point? If you have ever run into the problem of not knowing how to learn a programming language, then you are not alone. So many people struggle with wanting to know the “best” or the “fastest” way to learn a new programming language for many reasons. Some want to get a new job, while others want to use it to progress at their existing job. Still others simply want to learn a new skill for fun or as a hobby. Regardless of what your goals are, I have the solution for you! What you need is guidance. What you need is a sure fire plan that will get you up and running quickly. You need to build confidence, have fun, and see results that will continue…
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Python Development Environment Setup

Python Development Environment Setup

Getting Started
If you are looking for how to get started with Python development, you have come to the right place! The first, and MOST important step to getting started with Python is getting setup. Actually, getting setup is important when learning any programming language. You need to have the proper tools installed and configured to help ensure your success! Actually, there's really no such thing as the perfect setup to guarantee your success. You can definitely take a few steps during the setup process that will at least help contribute to your success. By the time you are done with this post, you will have a fully functional Python development environment AND you will write a basic application. And I'll even through in my 2 favorite tips to set up a…
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Getting Started With C#

Getting Started With C#

Getting Started
Welcome to Getting Started With C# If you are looking for some guidance on getting started with C# applications, you have come to the right place. This post is all about getting you up and running with C# very quickly by covering a few basics and helping you to write a simple, but illustrative application that will cover a number of important features of the C# programming language. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to create a C# console application, understand it's different parts modify it to get input from the user, and display a very nice greeting. And that is not a bad days work! If all of this sounds good to you, let's dive right in and get started!   Basic Setup In order…
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Getting Started With GitHub

Getting Started With GitHub

Getting Started
If you have never done anything with GitHub, then you have come to the right place! In other posts on this site and on social media, you have probably seen me mention GitHub and its importance several times. Now I’m actually going to take you through the process of getting started with GitHub. If you found this post and don’t know much about GitHub, take a few moments and check out my other post on what GitHub is and why you should care. Then come on back and let’s get you started. The purpose of this post is to help you in getting started with GitHub. I am going to take you through the process and show you everything you need to know to start putting your code on GitHub. I’m…
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C# Development: Getting Setup

C# Development: Getting Setup

Getting Started
Have you ever been curious about learning to write some C# code, but you weren’t sure where to start? Then you have come to the write place! This post is going to teach you the first step to all C# development. That is setting up your development machine. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you the basics of what it takes to set up your computer to be a lean, mean, C# development machine. So, by following this tutorial your computer will be ready to follow along and write just about any C# code you find on this, or any other, site. This tutorial is meant to be completely hardware agnostic. That means that regardless of the type of computer you are using, for the most part, you…
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Understanding C# vs .NET

Understanding C# vs .NET

Getting Started
Welcome to your first step in learning and understanding the C# programming language. Interestingly enough, the first thing you need to understand actually has nothing to do with the language itself. In order to fully understand what you are getting yourself into, you need to take a step back and understand the landscape and that involves understanding the difference between C# vs .NET. Throughout this post, I’m going to dig into this concept of C# vs .NET so that you can not only understand the difference between the two, but also get a good feel as to how these two concepts work together to create a wonderful development experience. Finally, in the end, I will give you the most important reason that you need to understand the difference between C#…
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You Need to Learn C#

You Need to Learn C#

Getting Started
Trying to figure out what programming language to learn can be very daunting. There are literally millions of articles all across the internet that will tell you which programming language to learn based on popularity, income potential, etc. In this post I’m going to make some of those arguments as well as a host of others to give you my perspective on why you need to learn C# now! When it comes to learning your first, or even you next new, programming language, C# doesn’t very often seem to come out on the top of the list. This is very sad and concerning to me because of all the positive reasons why you should at least consider it in your top 3. So consider this my soap box moment to…
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What Is GitHub and Why Should You Care

What Is GitHub and Why Should You Care

Getting Started
As you delve deeper and deeper into software development, and writing code in general, it is nearly impossible to avoid some sort of reference to GitHub. You may be able to skirt around it for a little while, but eventually you are going to ask the same question that millions of other users have for years...What is GitHub? If you are starting to wonder about GitHub and feel that you can't ignore it anymore, then you have come to the right place. By the end of this post you will have a firm foundational grasp on what GitHub is and why it should be part of your journey into learning to write code.   What is GitHub? GitHub is a website. Here, I will prove it to you. Click on…
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Learn to Code: A Beginners Guide

Learn to Code: A Beginners Guide

Getting Started
So you want to learn to code, huh? Excellent! I think you have made the right choice AND have come to the right place! The problem that most people in your shoes run into at this point of the journey is not knowing where to start. And that is precisely what this post is going to help you figure out. When most people begin to investigate what it takes to learn to code, the process usually goes something like this: Search the internet for "learn to code" Read a few articles that tell them the "must learn programming languages of <insert current year here>" Try a couple of samples and copy code that is provided Get stuck on where to go next Lose interest and motivation Quit This is a…
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Which Programming Language to Learn: A Simple Guide

Which Programming Language to Learn: A Simple Guide

Getting Started
You're on the right page if you know that you want to learn to write code, but you just don't know where to start. Choosing which programming language to learn is probably one of the most difficult, and over-hyped, topics around the internet today. But it doesn't have to be. After this step-by-step tutorial, you'll not only have a better idea as to which programming language to learn, but you will also have an idea as to what type of application you should be writing with this newly selected programming language. Looking back at my time writing software, trying to find the "right" programming language to learn has always been one of the most stressful and frustrating activities. Even more so than writing actual code. This idea seems preposterous, but…
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