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Thread: I need help understanding programming (Noob)

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    Default I need help understanding programming (Noob)

    Hello, i am somewhat new to programming. I have some (little) experience in python, but now I'm working on javascript. When i research how to solve a problem i see a load of new concepts and words that i have never seen or heard of. I don't know if copying a code would be considered plagiarism because the codes are examples of "how to do." So... Whats the best way to learn programming. Should i stay in tune to only my classwork coding or should i branch out and try to take in everything that i research.

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    Also, how would i retain all this information. Because i want to learn objective c, but all the different syntax and different concepts are overwhelming. Maybe it's just initial overload? Sometimes i think that i fail at life lol.


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    Default Re: I need help understanding programming (Noob)

    JavaScript isn't Java. If you're really working to learn JavaScript and ended up here thinking they are the same thing, then you should find a JavaScript forum. Until we straighten that out, good luck!

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    Default Re: I need help understanding programming (Noob)

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    JavaScript isn't Java. If you're really working to learn JavaScript and ended up here thinking they are the same thing, then you should find a JavaScript forum. Until we straighten that out, good luck!
    What are the differences between the two? Can you explain in simplicity? Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: I need help understanding programming (Noob)

    JavaScript is a scripting language that is interpreted by a browser.
    Java is a Object oriented language that requires the source to be compiled before it can be executed on a computer that has a Java virtual machine installed.

    Next time try Google!
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    Default Re: I need help understanding programming (Noob)

    JavaScript is for browsers while Java is an object-oriented language that is compiled (to create an executable version) and later executed on the main memory.

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