Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw
 
PerlMonks  

Answer: what is the best way to learn to program?

( #7124=categorized answer: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > object-oriented programming > what is the best way to learn to program? contributed by chromatic

The way I learned to program was by sitting down and programming. Seriously.

One thing that helped me was typing in a short program from a book or a magazine, and then changing it to add features or do different things. If you start with a well-designed program and keep it up, pretty soon you'll absorb good programming.

That said, there are a couple of good books from O'Reilly and Manning Press that I would recommend. Learning Perl is one, and Elements of Programming with Perl is another. (The latter is my preference, as it teaches both Perl and programming.)

Also, Perl comes with a load of good documentation, available by typing 'perldoc perldoc' right at the command line. You can learn most of the language from there (but much of it assumes you're already fairly familiar with programming in general)

Comment on Answer: what is the best way to learn to program?
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others wandering the Monastery: (14)
As of 2014-08-29 19:26 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The best computer themed movie is:











    Results (287 votes), past polls