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Comment: Leave a compiler lying around. (Score 1) 1095

by JPEWdev (#24297011) Attached to: How To Encourage a Young Teen To Learn Programming?

That's how I got started. My dad left his Borland Delphi III disk lying on his desk with a copy of "Teach yourself Delphi III in 28 days", so I took it and installed it on my computer. Eventually I got bored just drawing pretty windows, so I ask my dad how to "do stuff", and he introduced me to pointers, linked lists, stacks, and all sorts of wonderful data structures. The rest, as they say, is history.

"Just think of a computer as hardware you can program." -- Nigel de la Tierre

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