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Windows 7: How to make a software?!

02 Aug 2011   #1
sevener

Windows 7
 
 
How to make a software?!

Hi all,

I don't have any aknlowledge in developping or programming language. Nevertheles, I would like to learn how to make a software.
Could you propose me what is the "best" and simple way to learn how to do so?
Does auto-learning and reading books is enough to be able to make my own program?

In short, I would like to make my own software, what I have to do? Learn language? Which one? How much time this will take?

Thank you in advance for any feedback.


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02 Aug 2011   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

1) Pick a programming language.

Popular languages these days are Java, and the variations of "C", such as C+ and C#.

2) I'd recommend a book like one of these:

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!

http://mynetx.net/269/free-e-book-vi...-a-program-now

Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!

3) Get the free version of the IDE

Integrated development environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

4) Pick an easy project and start learning!

I have the C# 2008 Express book which takes you all the way through writing your own web browser. Actually making something (and having to sort out your own bugs) will probably teach you more - and in an easier way to learn it - than trying to read a dry book on coding principles.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That is good advice. Get yourself a simple book with lots of examples. The "for dummies" range is good and download one of Microsoft's free express edition IDEs and code away. It's the only way to learn.

Free Developer Tools - Visual Studio 2010 Express | Microsoft Visual Studio
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03 Aug 2011   #4
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I would like to advice you to start with web design before starting serious programming, because that way you will understand Java, C, C++ and the other languages much more easier. I advice you to start with HTML, CSS, JS, but if you only want to become a real "Programmer" listen to what profdlp said. And I will recommend this channel, it is very good for those who wants to start programming - http://www.youtube.com/user/thenewbo.../0/Hl-zzrqQoSE
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03 Aug 2011   #5
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys for your precious advices.
I leave this post open for any other advice/recommandation/tip...
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03 Aug 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome Sevener. I hope it all goes well programming can be a very absorbing and worthwhile hobby.
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03 Aug 2011   #7
OceanicAirlines

Operating System
 
 

Some people do it in reverse and look at Windows installer, for example-based instances. If you take a third party application like (made by Indigo Rose ) AutoPlay MediaStudio v7.5 (or greater,) by a series of manufacturer page-based video tutorials and step-by-step GUI (how to build the setup of a program!,) you can learn everything from FS (Flash commands,) to .NETfx-related scripting. Debugging could come into it. It would be a great adjunt to C++ and also any sort of Visual Basic training, either way.
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03 Aug 2011   #8
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You are welcome Sevener. I hope it all goes well programming can be a very absorbing and worthwhile hobby.
Yah! I hope so!
But I really a raw begginer and don't know even the basics of programming! So I think it will be a huge task and will take a long time
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03 Aug 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

We all have to start somewhere. I started when I was sent on a one day course in Fortran because my boss thought it would be a good idea if someone knew about computers. It wasn't my choice, I knew nothing about computers myself and didn't really want to know. This was in 1976 and I spent the next 30 years in IT. Funny how little things can change your life.
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