[Linux-aus] Computer Programming Courses in Adelaide?

Tim Ansell mithro at mithis.net
Mon Sep 25 17:38:01 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 10:45 +0930, Paul Coldrey wrote:
> I think this is the better way too. PHP would be a good place to start 
> 'cos the manual is very good and the error/warning messages tend to be 
> helpful. IMHO Python is a "better" language but a harder to learn for a 
> beginner. As far as what to code,..... a guest book app is always a good 
> first project :-)

For people who already know a lot about programming and/or computers
this is often a good way to go. 

When you are very new, having a structured course were you can ask
questions, explore what is possible and given how to get around common
pitfalls, you learn at an accelerated rate.

Then there is fundamental stuff like learning to think in different
paradigms, such as object oriented, is often best learnt from a

Finally there is the unaviodability of a structured course. When you are
busy it's often hard to be motivated enough to learn a computer
language. Having a set time which can't be changed can really help.

Thanks for your time.

Tim Ansell

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