The 'For Dummies' series is a nice starter. Pick the language you want and go from there.
Note that depending on language you choose, you could need extra items, such as a compiler or programming environment tool, like Visual Basic compiler.
If you have a Border's or Barnes and Nobles near you (or other bookstore) you might want to investigate what they have.books do come with CD's that include all needed items such as compilers and even source code.
It sort of depends what you want to do now or learn for a later reason?
If you want to do heavy duty programming, such as system utilities, you'd need to probably use C++ but require a lot of prior knowledge about the OS, calls in it, and even h/w operation possibly.
If you want to create simple programs, with a lot of code (subroutines) already available, Visual Basic probably is the best way to go.
Want to do games, there are books available with code, to teach you, but you'd still need the underlying tools and basic code knowledge.
Like I said, go to a bookstore and look at what is available and what is included. Just thumbing through the book should sort of give you an idea of the level of knowledge needed and which would suit you best.
"I want to create both web pages"????
Well, let's start with building a web page...
Here are some links to look at :
Does that answer your question or are you looking for something else?
sorry about that BOTH
I meant I would like to learn how to make web sites but also to get the basics of PC computer programming. This year I am starting Computer Engineering in college so I can improve my skills in both fields (web and PC programming)
OK, use the links above for HTML.
Try these for C++ :
Still, your best bet is to go to a bookstore, buy a C++ book with the programming environment included (compiler, etc.).
In both of these cases, especially for a beginner, you'll want HARD COPY that you'll use as a reference, believe me.
As what you've said that you are going to start Engineering with Computer Science, you must start with the basic C++. The fact is: Its really tough(at least impossible for me) to learn it with some PC tutorial. You need guidance. A coaching or something. Once you masters yourself in C++, all other languages will become a cake walk.
C++ is the base. I've also completed my Engineering in Computers and as far as I'm concerned, C++ will be included in your syllabus too. After learning this language, you can move to any language used for web designing. A tons are there... VB, ASP, C# ...etc.
I wish you a very good luck. :)
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