Archive for September, 2015

It looks like to me in Lynda.com that I was going to dive in an learn Up and Running with Python with Joe Marini, but then the Video tells me that if I am new to Programming that I should start with Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals with Simon Allardice. I am going to go over there and learn the basics, I am not going to skip over the foundations. I learned my lesson in other subjects that I have studied, but unfortunately I didn’t even know that I didn’t even have a proper foundation in that subject. The hardest thing in the world to overcome is being unprepared, skipped the important steps, and not having a direction. He also tells me to check out JavaScript Essential Training with Simon Allardice. I am on Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals with Simon Allardice and I am watching it while I type this blog entry, fortunately I have two screens which gives me the ability to multitask very effectively, and efficiently.

I am starting from scratch here with this lesson. I have written some code, but I want to get those fundamentals, I am working on Windows 7 right now, but I have a dual boot computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux. “Programming is a deep subject,” said by Simon Allardice.

Wow, I am on “What is a Programming Language video?” There are many programming languages and some are popular, and some are not, almost a bit kind of like High School. I always knew that a Computer processes just 1 and 0s only, but the programming language is the bridge to that machine code which would be indecipherable to mere mortals. There are Low Level languages such as Assembly which I will not get into at this time, but High Level Assembly languages such as JavaScript which I will be learning later in this class.

This great to let everyone know how I am progressing, don’t worry, I am going to finish this class, and if I don’t understand something. I will watch the video over and over again. I am going to live, eat, breathe, and dream of code.

Learning to Code

This the first entry of me reinventing my blog into something else. I am going to transform it into a Coder’s Diary. That means I am going to learn to become a Computer Programmer. I am trying to find my way around the various specialties, finding a specific niche with in the Open Source Community. I have a Khan Academy account where I am trying to brush up on basic arithmetic and work my way all the way up to Calculus, and I am going to dive deep into their Computer Programming course as well, and I also use my Lynda.com subscription to learn the various programming languages there. I am not sure where to start off first, but most of the websites and blogs that I have found are very helpful. I know that most of them say that C ++ and Java are the most popular, but not good ones for newbies to start off with.

My main goals in doing this project is to overcome my fear of Math because it will help me in Computer Programming, and most of all create cool aps and programs that everyone can use.

I have put my old Computer Gaming Reviews on hiatus for a while, but I am going to get back into that, but that is going to be on my main website.

The reason why I want to learn is so that I can understand the code behind WordPress, I just had a scare on my blog, that the databases were damage, and I was very fortunate thanks to some research online that I was able to get this fixed. I want to be able to solve problems, and the feeling of solving a problem is exhilarating, a complete rush to the head of excitement and fulfillment.

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