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My first coding class with Tim. thoughts?
hayaodeh (185)

I'm learning more how to code with @timmy_i_chen what do you think I should learn?

Answered by theangryepicbanana (1531) [earned 5 cycles]
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theangryepicbanana (1531)

For webdev, I'd definitely learn JavaScript or CoffeeScript. For other purposes, I'd recommend Ruby, as it is very easy to pick up, and can be used to do pretty much anything without much work

badvillain01 (76)

JavaScript or Python as they both are pretty good languages for beginners. If you want to learn more about Web Development than JavaScript is best option

hayaodeh (185)

@badvillain01 I would like to start moving my website to, that's the plan

badvillain01 (76)

@hayaodeh Then JavaScript is can use node.js, jquery , vanilla.js and a lot more

hayaodeh (185)

@badvillain01 yeh, this is what the @theangryepicbanana said. I'm using node.js right now

HarveyH (136)

Python is an easy language to learn, however, if you want a harder challenge or want to be more effective in graphical coding, do C# or C++.

PYer (3008)

If you want to create a website, html5, css, and JS ~(Obviously)~. If you want to do cool stuff in a terminal, I would use python or js. Python for the simpleness, js, no idea why, but others recommend it so I will to. You could also use perl or ruby. Those are both good languages.

timmy_i_chen (1066)

Context for everyone else: We're learning JavaScript and in our first lesson we just went over basic I/O - readlineSync.question() for input, console.log() for output.

@hayaodeh, here's your homework:

Exercise 1: Pay Calculator

Write a program that will calculate someone's weekly pay. You'll need to ask the user how much they earn per hour, and how many hours they worked in the week. Ignore any other mechanics like overtime or taxes. :)

Exercise 2

The US imperial system for measurement sucks, the metric system is way better. Write a program that will convert feet to meters. One foot is equal to approximately 0.3048 meters.

For anyone else reading this, please do not provide answers!

Vandesm14 (2214)

JavaScript ftw. Program UI and code in the same place. (Also use jQuery, it helps with web-design)

JS also is simple to use and has so many ways of output; ie console, alerts, html, servers, etc

hayaodeh (185)

@Vandesm14 how does jQuery helps with web design?
I know how to write basic html and css but I don't know what to learn moving forward.

Vandesm14 (2214)

@hayaodeh Generally it shortens the main document.getElementById('id') to a simple $('#id') but also it supplies tons of CSS I/O and animation types. This will enhance the standard JS communication between HTML elements.

hayaodeh (185)

@Vandesm14 Is that going to help me to create animation in my website?

theangryepicbanana (1531)

@hayaodeh jQuery is actually great for animation. It allows you to animate things using a method instead of an animation class. What's bett is that if you chain animation methods together (e.g. $("#a").animate({...}).animate({...})), they perform the animations in sequential order, so animation 'a' would run before animation 'b' does.

hayaodeh (185)

@theangryepicbanana for now this doesn't make a lot of sense to me, cause I'm starting small with Timmy, but it'll def would make more sense once I learn more! thanks !