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I started with C++ and it was good for going off into other languages. Before that though I learned HTML pretty thoroughly. After this, I think Perl might be nice to learn.
    
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I'd go with VisualBasic.Net... Excellent starter programming language, and OO too. It's good because you can see the results of what you are doing much more immediately than any other language, IMO.

As far as a tutorial site/book - pretty much anything will do. I haven't seen a tutorial or book that WASN'T helpful in some way, and any of them will be helpful to start off. So I don't have a specific recommendation, but look at Amazon.com and find something that's gotten good reviews. You can't go wrong there.

Btw, VB.Net is part of the .NET suite, so you'll have to find a way to get ahold of that. I'm not sure if they sell VB.NET separately or not.

@Sideburns - QB was the first language I ever learned... I learned it by editing stuff in the Gorrilas and Nibbles games. It's also a good start, but maybe not for this day and age.
I realize it may be dated, but the concepts are still used today. loop, if, then, or....all that good stuff. Just something simple to grasp the basics...

You can get the learning version of VB.net off the web for free...
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post #13 of 34
i would start with Spanish, it's a very simple language.

but on topic here, i'd start with the web languages (html, xml, php, that sort of stuff) as the basic concepts are the same as real programming, but they're easier
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Java isnt too hard... pascal is pretty easy too.
    
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Visual Basic or C++ gets my vote.
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post #16 of 34
What kind of language do you want to learn?

If you want to do webdesign or something learn some HTML, CSS, PHP.

For software programing learn some C++.

www.w3schools.com has a ton of web programing tutorials and examples.
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wow lots of replies. thanks everyone for your help and rep for every who just replied.
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In today's word, coding/prgramming is more copy/paste and change some of the text. HTML is good to know.
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After learning a few languages, I wish I had learned C (not even C++) first. While most software development is not going to be in the C end of things, it gives you an incredible basis. You will understand a lot of what other languages do on a much more fundamental level if you understand C.

While Java/other OO languages are a must, C is a better first language
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