I want to start learning programming.
>what language should I start with? C#, ruby, python, or Java?
>how should I begin? Resources?
>how often should I practice to be able to program apps within the year?
Start with either java or python.
You'll need a nice IDE if you're a noob to make your life eaiser. For Java, try eclipse, for python, try this thing by jetbrains (google it, not sure of the name). Get an introductory programming book for the language you choose off amazon with good reviews. Or just torrent it motherfucker, see if I give a shit. If you practice for a few hours a day, you should be able to code some real stuff within a month.
You say you want to program "apps." If you mean phone stuff, look into java because you can develop on android using java for free.
Now get out there and start learning faggot.
Dont buy fucking books ! Ok ? Biggest mistake you can ever make. Try free youtube videos /newboston and Derek Banas channels/ for Java. There are plenty of resourses out there. With books you will waste 2-3 months reading and cant do shit. Currently learning Java for Android apps.
If you want iPhone apps you should buy iPhone + Mac.
Don't listen to this fucking faggot unless you want to get into pussy ass web dev. You're not a pansy ass fucking liberal arts student, are you OP? Learn some fucking real programming.
What do you program?
College freshman CSfag. Loved computers since I was a little kid and have a natural talent for programming/logic. Really want to get into the best field I can
Python's ezpz and gives you a good, easy introduction to a lot of programming concepts and shit. You'll learn a lot about programming in more useful languages once you've got your concepts down, so don't worry about it not being "useful enough".
fucking noobs, don't throw names of your fav language
hey op, what exactly would you like to do? web development? business programming? mobile apps? first choose your goal, then the language
> real programming
Hurdur I write my code in binary because thats how real men do it.
I know your neckbeard type, you dont have one clue what you are talking about. But this is the only thing where you get your self-esteem from, so I am going to let you.
In same boat as OP. Got talked into using GameMaker though. Messed with it for a while but stopped because I'm not sure I want to buy it. I still kind of want to make a game or app. I just want to make something. Now I'm trying to learn C++ for whatever reason.