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    Suggest Me Some Books.

    I have no knowledge of any programming language, not even C/C++/Java/HTML.. Please tell from where to start.

    I want to learn how to code, make software, build websites, manage databases, network security, server administration and all those things that are related to the Internet and apps.

    Please recommend me some books, courses or websites that are noob friendly.

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    What the heck? That's a wide area you're talking about man!

    If I would be you, I'd start with a book about PHP from SitePoint.Com, the books do cost some money but they are very informative. I learned a lot from them already. The book covers working with PHP & SQL (AFAIR). To learn about security I'd check out some underground forums and learn it the hard way, there might be good books too though.

    Good luck!
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    I would start with PHP for the web but set up a local server using Apache2, MySQL, PHP5, XDebug, and use Netbeans IDE. This can all run on your usual computer. And set up virtual hosts so you can test code as if it is on the web. You can learn a lot just setting this up via web tutorials.

    w3schools.com is great for tutorials on web coding. And PHP: PHP Manual - Manual has all the documentation and great examples for using PHP.

    And if you end up developing a large project, consider using a PHP framework to speed up the development so you are not re-inventing the wheel too much.

    Good luck!

    p.s. I find many programming books are not that great unfortunately. But web sites such as w3schools.com, Tizag.com, thecodeproject.com, and stackoverflow.com can be awesome.

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    I got few 'for dummies' and O Reilly books... so far so good..

    basically, I am interested in building websites and in programming as well. Not sure which way to go, so i will read up the fundamentals of both and then decide which one is right for me.

    Though I've been to w3schools.com and read few basic chapters on HTML, i think its time that I go through it with more seriousness.

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    For programming Windows Apps, I like C# since it's easy to learn, powerful, similar to other programming languages, and has a free IDE (VC# Express). For a great book, I recommend Wrox - Beginning Visual C# which seems to cover all the basics in detail. And the codeproject.com for example code and more advanced tutorials.

    I would avoid Visual Basic since C# is easy enough to learn and more like C/C++ etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    For programming Windows Apps, I like C# since it's easy to learn, powerful, similar to other programming languages, and has a free IDE (VC# Express). For a great book, I recommend Wrox - Beginning Visual C# which seems to cover all the basics in detail. And the codeproject.com for example code and more advanced tutorials.

    I would avoid Visual Basic since C# is easy enough to learn and more like C/C++ etc.
    *entering C# in my to-do- list*

    I find apps(both mobile and PC) quite interesting.

    I came across this wiki article
    Mobile application development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    which made me serious about learning C++ and Java.

    And I would also like to create few interesting websites, not the usual articles-based websites which I am doing currently.

    I know these two are not much close to each other and I may have to strike out any of them, but cant say which- for now.

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    start with w3school it is great

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