Beginning programmer, needs advice.
February 3, 2010 10:53 AM Subscribe
How hard would it be for me to write a simple chat room program, that could be used at work for people in my dept to talk to each other? I realize I could probably just download something (like Google Talk, for example), but I'd like to learn to program and this seems like it would be a simple enough project to start with.
posted by cottonswab to computers & internet (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have little to no experience. I took an Intro to Programming and Unix shell scripting classes in school (I went to a tech school for networking), and they both came easily to me, but I've never applied what I learned in those classes in any practical way. I've played around a little bit with Python, but then a friend told me that I'd be better off learning Java. What would be the best language for me to try to learn, in regards to the fact that I'm a beginner and what would be best for my project. I've started reading this Java tutorial
, but any other suggestions/links/advice would be much appreciated!