Looking for a course....

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Hi everyone.

I have always been told 'never stop learning', So i want to learn about building desktop software.

I am looking for a beginners course in creating desktop software. So some sort of course for C++ etc.

Or if you know of anything that can help me to create desktop software. for example I found Ubotstudio but am looking for some more options as well.

Thank you in advance for anything you can help me with.

Cameron
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    Have you considered taking a computer science class at your local college or university?
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Take a professional course. If you go the teach yourself route real programmers will laugh at your code. You'll also get a degree which is very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author muneer195
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    Depends on what type of software you want to develop. Ubonto is great tool for non technical users. But not for real programmers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    whenever i want to learn something i go to lynda.com - for me they offer the best courses and i can quickly learn whatever i want :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Coe
    You can learn the basics and a bit more on YouTube for free

    If your not really a self-learning, just go sign up for a class.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Squid
    Check out "Head First" books. I learned C# in a weekend. I've also learned php & javascript via these books. You can pick up a used one on amazon or ebay. Well worth it!
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  • Profile picture of the author olavlind
    Originally Posted by Cameron Fulton View Post

    Hi everyone.

    I have always been told 'never stop learning', So i want to learn about building desktop software.

    I am looking for a beginners course in creating desktop software. So some sort of course for C++ etc.

    Or if you know of anything that can help me to create desktop software. for example I found Ubotstudio but am looking for some more options as well.

    Thank you in advance for anything you can help me with.

    Cameron
    Cameron,

    If you have time you don't know what to do with, don't start programming desktop software. I have been creating desktop software for 20 years. Trust me, you will be wasting your time. Unless you have a very good reason for it, it will be a waste of time.

    To many people know how to create mediocre desktop software already. And if you have no experience or theory, you will spend years and years learning how to create great software.

    Here is my suggestion: Learn about business, learn how to sell, and learn how to communicate with people instead.

    It will be much better use of your time.

    If you still want to learn programming, get a good book on java programming. Then study it day and night for 3 months from cover to cover creating project after project with simple programs.

    After that, find a problem many people have that a software solution can solve and go for it.

    And one more thing...if you are in a relationship, and REALLY get into learning programming and really like it, say sorry for being absent minded and anto social a few dozen times to your loved ones before you start because when you get into it, that's the result.

    At least it was for me in the beginning.

    Oh yes, and starting to learn programming with C++ is like learning construction by building a copy of the Trump Tower.

    I know because that's where I started.

    ~Olav
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  • Profile picture of the author Cameron Fulton
    Ok then thank you everyone for your help. I have a few ideas and will get searching.

    I have a couple of ideas for some simple software thats all. I dont want to get into major degrees or anything. Just simple stuff. The basics thats all I need.

    I have been doing internet marketing for 7 years now, So I know how to sell and do most things online. Just wanting to expand my experience.
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