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Good MSDOS programming tutorials?


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#1 alpha4345

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

Hello guys!

As a proud geeky teenager, I am actually really interested at expanding my knowledge into the informatic world.
So today, I would like to ask you where I could fine some great MSDOS programming tutorial over the internet... It can either be a website, a video, a PDF file or anything involving some nice explanations :)

Thank you very much! :D

Alpha8768 out.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

Why on earth would you want to write software for an operating system that has been obsolete for over 10 years?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Why on earth would you want to write software for an operating system that has been obsolete for over 10 years?

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Have you ever heard of Command Prompt bro?..

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

There is a world of difference between Windows NT's command processor and MS-DOS. Are you trying to write an NT batch file?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

There is a world of difference between Windows NT's command processor and MS-DOS. Are you trying to write an NT batch file?

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We can say so.

Edited by groovicus, 04 May 2012 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

Hi Alpha8768

Most of the time when I help teenagers get into programming I find that javascript is a great place to start.

It is very forgiving
You do not need to compile it
You already have everything you need to play with it (a browser and a text editor).
There is a tremendous amount of resources and tutorials for free on the internet
You get instant gratification
You get familiar with concepts that carry over to more advanced languages

There are several ways to run javascript code locally on your machine but setting up a server that you can access by going to http://localhost in your browser is a great learning experience by itself. I recommend XAMPP for beginners using a Windows system...
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
It contains a ton of great stuff and is very easy to set up and slowly learn everything that is there.

HTML5 Canvas is a great place to start. I have published many canvas tutorials alone and with other developers and they are very popular.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Canvas_tutorial

There are lots of other things to play with in the javascript world. You'll never run out of ideas.

And the extra bonus is that you'll be learning current technologies that will help you as your skills grow to maybe do this stuff for a living one day :)

Maybe you have other reasons for using DOS but if you are looking to learn about programming and web and mobile apps then this would be a great start.

James

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hi Alpha8768

Most of the time when I help teenagers get into programming I find that javascript is a great place to start.

It is very forgiving
You do not need to compile it
You already have everything you need to play with it (a browser and a text editor).
There is a tremendous amount of resources and tutorials for free on the internet
You get instant gratification
You get familiar with concepts that carry over to more advanced languages

There are several ways to run javascript code locally on your machine but setting up a server that you can access by going to http://localhost in your browser is a great learning experience by itself. I recommend XAMPP for beginners using a Windows system...
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
It contains a ton of great stuff and is very easy to set up and slowly learn everything that is there.

HTML5 Canvas is a great place to start. I have published many canvas tutorials alone and with other developers and they are very popular.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Canvas_tutorial

There are lots of other things to play with in the javascript world. You'll never run out of ideas.

And the extra bonus is that you'll be learning current technologies that will help you as your skills grow to maybe do this stuff for a living one day :)

Maybe you have other reasons for using DOS but if you are looking to learn about programming and web and mobile apps then this would be a great start.

James


Thumbs up for you :] Complete, fast and positive reply. Thanks a lot for your time, I'll take a look at these pretty links!

Edited by alpha4345, 04 May 2012 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

First language that I started learning and am still learning is java. To me it's quite easy to understand. There are a lot of great videos out there for java beginners. I'm assuming you still go to school right? If so does your school offer any type of programming class such as mine?
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:08 PM

First language that I started learning and am still learning is java. To me it's quite easy to understand. There are a lot of great videos out there for java beginners. I'm assuming you still go to school right? If so does your school offer any type of programming class such as mine?


Yes but only for people who did not take enriched sciences/maths... And I am actually in enriched sciences/maths :|




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