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#1 old



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:30 AM

As a kid, I have always wanted to develop video games or do something along the lines of that, but I never knew how to program.


I know I am completely new with Bodhi and many other linux distros but, What would be the best way to learn programming?


Preferably secure programming/game development.


Keep in mind, I am a complete noob at this stuff, so some things would confuse me.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:50 AM

Are you after something like what would be found here:


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

1.Work with the tutorial of a random interpreted language, python for example. You only need the basics, so only do python for one or two days.

2.Create an easy program on your own, for example a stopwatch, virtual dice or a picture/porn downloader. 

3.Do a bash tutorial. Knowing bash is not necessary but certainly very very handy.

4.Make a bash script, a file renamer or insult generator for example. 

5.Do the same with C.

6.Translate one of you previous scripts into a C file.


7.Now that you learned a bit about languages you are able to choose which language you like and want to use, more important you are able to follow a whole tutorial without getting frustratet. 

NOW you can start learning by reading a full guide of the language of you choice. 


I recomment using Lua. The learning book is VERY good (Programming in Lua by Roberto Ierusalimschy) and for game making there is Löve. 

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:32 PM

I wanted add my suggestion to this post like :"ask Elw3", because I know he is a game coder :)


PS: porn downloader is fine. Maybe E/Moksha module/gadget should be created with this purpose :) Just kidding...

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:43 PM

As a guy who makes his living in the information security arena, you made my day with "preferably secure".   :D  


Once you've got a little programming knowledge under your belt, the Open Web Applications Security Project (OWASP) is an excellent resource to start learning about common security errors.  Their Top 10 list is a great place to start, and their Application Security Verification Specification (ASVS) contains a lot of useful detail and good references.


But learn some programming basics first.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:23 PM

Thanks for all the advice everyone :D

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

If, like me, you constantly find yourself frustrated by tutorials and books, go to your local community college and take a class. CS101 is usually a programming class. It doesn't matter what the language is (It used to be BASIC or Pascal, but now Python and Ruby are fairly common as intro languages.) Then take a math class because you probably discovered your math skills have atrophied. You'll know which math class to take because the programming class will make it pretty obvious to you. While taking the math class, keep going to your programming instructor and asking for little exercises and challenges or find a blog or email service to do same.


Do not take distance-learning or over-the-internet courses. Go to a real classroom with a real instructor. Not only will you benefit from the lack of other distraction during lectures, but you'll have a built-in support group in the other students.


Rinse. Repeat. Forever.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:00 PM

Based on a Coursera email I'd received, I was just about to suggest an on-line class, but I think Paraplegic Racehorse is giving good advice here, so I'll give his comment a thumbs up and skip the one I was going to make.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:25 PM

I hear QBasic is hot right now  :D

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