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Thread: A true beginner needs help

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    Default A true beginner needs help


    I have spent the last 5 years next to a programmer so I did not have to know anything, everything came on a silver platter straight to my computer.
    Now that the Ex is gone, to maintain my business and my website I need to learn the basics of programming. I learned how to make a website in Dreamweaver but do not know anything about programming, languages or anything.

    So I started to watch youtube videos, and downloaded NetBeans to practise what they say. I found a really great video serious on Educator.com, but already at the second code, when you want to add 2 numbers, to get the sum of them, I have difficulties.
    I entered everything exactly and correctly from the video to NetBeans and there are errors. Do you use Netbeans? If not what do you use?

    I am kinda smiling because its been a long time I have done something I do not know anything about and being a true beginner.

    I appreciate any help!


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    Default Re: A true beginner needs help

    Start from the basic tutorials. I'd recommend using a basic text editor and compiling from the command prompt instead of trying to use an IDE like netbeans.

    For web stuff, try w3schools: W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
    For Java, try the Java tutorials: The Java™ Tutorials

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