Recommend a good book for me
I love fantasy scfi and thrillers. I’ve read loads of terry pratchett, jonathan stroud, dean koontz and stephen king. (I’m not into romantic novels though)
What other authors are good to read?
wow! lots of good suggestions. I’m gonna have to put this to vote as I haven’t heard of most of these authors, so I’m letting the public decide.
Thanks for all your suggestions, I’ll try and work my way through them all!
Suggestion by indapendent1
The coldest winter ever..you have to have an open mind when reading it…its a great read!! by: sistah soulja
Suggestion by marco polo
Arthur. C.Clarke…..read his earlier novels.
H.G.Wells has also written oven 2 dozen classics.
Douglas Adams has that funny touch.
Suggestion by Sabrina S
Anything by Christopher Moore:
Practical Demon Keeping
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
The Stupidest Angel
A Dirty Job
You Suck: A Love Story (sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends)
These are some of the best books you could possibly spend time with.
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what are some real psychics online that i can get a reading from?
ive been suckered once and after that when i come across a site i look for reviews first and all of them are reported as scams. is there any real ones out there that i can get a true reading from?
Suggestion by cindy dendy
go to astrology .com or yahoo.com and look for Mark Lerner or look him up on google is truly is awesome
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How can I become a good programmer? And which programming language is the best to study?
Suggestion by soccerplayer2491
You need to study more than one. Start with c++ or HTML.
Suggestion by mets9999
Do you really need to learn it?
Do you really want to learn it?
What do I expect to gain from learning it?
How much effort am I prepared to invest?
A day a week
A few hours a week
An hour a day
Money – how much is my time worth?
. Use the internet and computer magazines for resources. Use the online help for the tools that you use. Save money by using your local library (you may need to make a reservation or request an inter-library loan). Or try a local university. They might have a second hand book section.
Thrifty. Enough to buy one book a year. Start with a proper book for beginners. Don’t automatically go for an all-in-one tutorial/reference. Use the online help for the moment and buy a reference book later. You’ll have a better idea about which reference book(s) you’ll want later. Go to the book’s web site and print a copy of its errata.
Enough. Enough to buy books as and when they are needed.
Generous. Enough to buy more books than you can read thoroughly. Enough to broaden your horizons.
Lavish. Enough to pay for commercial training courses, attending conferences, paying for support contracts and/or consultants.
Do some preparation:
Are there any local experts that can help?
What are the resources available to me?
Books. Search ACCU book reviews. Ask for opinions.
Reference books. Everyone makes mistakes. Your best bet is a decent reference book that has its errors made public on its website.
Beware of experts. They may have learnt the language years ago and recommend books that were good at the time but are now obsolete or out of print.
Beware of beginners. They may recommend books that are easy to read but are full of errors.
UseNet comp.lang. newgroups and their FAQs.
Mailing lists. ACCU has some.
Web site forums.
User groups such as ACCU.
Also : Tools, Training courses.
Look for appropriate mailing lists or usenet newsgroups.
If the newsgroup has a FAQ read that before posting your question.
Be appropriate. If you’re not sure you’re in the right place, ask to be directed to a more suitable mailing list or newsgroup.
Offer to give more details about your problem. At best you’ll deal with experts, most of which aren’t psychic and don’t know your current circumstances.
Which programming language do I learn?
It depends on what you want to achieve.
Its best to start off with a language that isn’t too demanding and can be used to do things that you will find personally useful.
What is the BEST programming language?
To my knowledge there is no programming language called BEST.
What kinds of programming language are there?
Quite a variety. They can be categorised according to paradigm
Help! I can write simple programs… but whenever I do something tricky or complex, everything goes horribly wrong!
Are you trying to do something that is too difficult? Try solving a simpler problem.
Take a look at your design. Maybe that needs improving. Explain your design to someone else. They might suggest alternative approaches.
Maybe you need to improve your programming technique. Keep a note of your difficulties and how you fixed them. Is there a common theme?
Maybe you need to improve your design skills. Read, think and write about design.
Print this article and write your answers on it.
Take a look at the links on the ACCU’s website. You should find something useful.
You’ll need a tool (compiler, interpreter it depends on which language you’ve chosen). It might already be installed on your system (if you’re using Linux ). You might need to buy the tool or it might be available for free download.
If you’re learning…
C. Print our C page. Read the FAQs. Most C++ compilers have a C option. I suggest you use whatever your local experts suggest (or GNU C). Read “The C programming language” by Kernighan & Ritchie and consider other books. And read the comp.lang.c FAQ. And get to know the standard libary well – see “The Standard C library” by P.J. Plauger.
C++. Print our C++ page. Read the FAQs. Choose a C++ compiler. I suggest you use whatever your local experts suggest (or GNU C++, Free Borland or Open Watcom). For more involved work, you may want to use additional tools, maybe an IDE. I’d recommend reading a book like Accelerated C++ (Koenig & Moo), the C++ Primer (Lippman & Lajoie). And then reading the C++ Programing Language (Stroustrup). Then read stuff like “Effective C++”, “More Effective C++” and visit Guru of the Week website.
Java. Print our Java page. I suggest you use the Java SDK. Read the Sun tutorials and consider books. For more involved work, you may want to use additional tools.
Perl. Take a look at our Perl links.
Python. Take a look at our Python links.
A different language. Take a look at our links for programming languages and obtain help from appropriate sources.
By the way HTML is not a true programming language as it does not need to be Compiled to work, one requirement of a true programming language.
Suggestion by SonicBoomII
There is no best programming language to study. To become a good programmer, a proficient one, you have to study multiple languages. Try starting out with C and HTML.
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