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    Hi

    I'm Karen Zubiri, I'm a newbie and really want to learn programming...I know how to code a little bit and I can create website from scratch using different cms and I think I'm improving on design but the real magic happens in programming so here I am.

    here would be my expectations to learn about programmers.

    1. I'm curious on how far a programmer can go in terms of technology.
    2.what are the different types of programmers (I know java is 1 sample of language programmer use) whats the different languages and their difference from each others or there similarities.when to use a programming language or how to use them.
    3.whats the difference between engineering to programmers.their limits in terms of scope of work.can I be a programmers and a engineer at the same time.(would it be easy if I learn programming first before learning engineering)
    4.if theirs an update in one language and I learn how to code would it be easy for me to adapt to that changes.

    Im an internet marketing and now jumping to coding wagon and I'm excited to learn (just drive by curiosity brought me here).but I also hope to make friends.


    Karen


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    Welcome, Karen. I'll answer your questions as best I can from an amateur's perspective - an amateur in programming, anyway.

    1. A programmer with the right skills, training, knowledge, etc. can go as far in technology as anyone else. It likely depends on what you mean by "how far" and "in terms of technology," so provide details if you want a better answer. Something like, "Can a programmer do <enter technology here> ?"

    2. Again, there are as many different types of programmers as there are languages and company job titles. What do you mean? Some programmers of a single type (Web Developer, for example) need to be familiar with multiple languages and technologies to do their jobs well.

    3. A software professional may have to answer this one. I work as a specific type of hardware engineer. Software engineers that I see in my field apply structured engineering processes to the software development process, but a lot of them don't have engineering degrees.

    4. I can't say what is easy for you. Someone that thoroughly learns a language and is considered proficient in it should not have difficulty adapting to changes in the language as those that typically occur over the life of the language.

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    Welcome Karen
    Try to think of programming as more of a tool than a career. A tool giving you the ability to teach a computer how to assist you in your job, what ever that job may be.

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    Thank you for a warm welcome these is a great help..

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    2. Again, there are as many different types of programmers as there are languages and company job titles. What do you mean? Some programmers of a single type (Web Developer, for example) need to be familiar with multiple languages and technologies to do their jobs well.
    As for the question how many programming language do I need to be proficient..Or what programming language used in the following:

    Software development?
    Website development?
    Gaming development?
    and others..

    just an insight...

    when to use

    Haskell
    C++
    jquery
    Javascript
    Phyton
    Perl

    what is the advantage of one language over others...??

    thank you for giving me chance to clarify my question..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jps View Post
    Welcome Karen
    Try to think of programming as more of a tool than a career. A tool giving you the ability to teach a computer how to assist you in your job, what ever that job may be.

    thank you jps i would keep that in mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkaren851 View Post
    As for the question how many programming language do I need to be proficient..
    I think on about the third language you should be in tune with the general idioms used in programming in general, after that its just a matter of specific syntax per language.
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    what is the advantage of one language over others...??
    Each one different than the previous in syntax, and the lists of pros and cons for a particular purpose.