Complately New to ALP

jptsunil's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2007
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I am new to this forum and complately new to ALP and i don't even know any type of programming. Please suggest me where to start at my knowledge level
sorry for my bad english

Thanks
DaWei's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2006
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If you don't know any programming language at all, I'd suggest that you start with something other than assembly language. You need to know how to transfer your ability to solve problems to a rather strict paradigm. Once you have that, then you can move to the even stricter paradigm of the Von Neumann machine.

I would recommend Python. It is an interpreted language and you can get it free. You can enter simple statements at the command line, or you can write entire programs that run from the command line, or you can write programs that incorporate a complex GUI interface.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Being a C-C++ Guy I would still vote for C to start of.
jptsunil's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2007
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I want to know about how computer works, how data are represented in computer, i want to know the computer's internal works
for example: Suppose a key "A" is pressed on keyboard
than how it got printed on screen
what is the physical process has done between the keypress and print
i want to know complate analogy of a computer

for answers for all these type of hardware related questions someone told me u have to learn assembly language for gettin too deep in computers if u want to know the system complately you have to learn assembly language

some already suggested me to learn higher-level languages like c, c++, vb etc. but oppose to this some told you'll not get deep knowledge of hardware without learning Assembly and if you learn assembly first then all higher-level language will be easiest for you i have comfused with these type of suggestion please suggest me what really i have to do

thanks
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by jptsunil
I want to know about how computer works, how data are represented in computer, i want to know the computer's internal works
for example: Suppose a key "A" is pressed on keyboard
than how it got printed on screen
what is the physical process has done between the keypress and print
i want to know complate analogy of a computer
for that you dont even need to know the programming but computer architecture and organization would just do.
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Originally Posted by jptsunil
for answers for all these type of hardware related questions someone told me u have to learn assembly language for gettin too deep in computers if u want to know the system complately you have to learn assembly language
Just hit him as hard as you can
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Originally Posted by jptsunil
some already suggested me to learn higher-level languages like c, c++, vb etc. but oppose to this some told you'll not get deep knowledge of hardware without learning Assembly and if you learn assembly first then all higher-level language will be easiest for you i have comfused with these type of suggestion please suggest me what really i have to do
Nope you may again needs to be hitting him if he is not the same person who told the above things.