What coding language should I learn first? I was thinking of java script/html 5.
Also python is an all-around useful language to learn.
I myself have decided on Python !!! :O)
for game making!
python ftw followed by php
C++/C# is a safe bet if you're interested in making games
whats the best program to code with C++
I'd start with a text editor and the compiler.
If you are using windows go with Visual Studio, it's compiler is used for most programs on windows
C++ seems to be requirement no matter what.
Junior Gameplay Programmer
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or related field.
Experience in academic projects, own personal projects or 1+ year of experience as a programmer.
Good knowledge of C++.
Familiarity with the Visual Studio.
Basic knowledge of game engine architecture and algorithms.
Ability to easily communicate in English.
Visual studio is an option for windows for C/C++. Eclipse is another for all platforms and most languages as well (you can plug what ever you want in it). As IDEs go i prefer it. Plus because its FOSS it is widely used for many different tool-flows so it is useful to be familiar with it.
If you do not want a full IDE and want just a text editor, that many people prefer, things like sublime, kate and so on are good choices....It a very personal choice.
If you don't have any previous programming experience, then I'd say any language is fine as long as you actually do something. Making a game from scratch in C++ (or doing anything in C++) will be very off-putting to a beginner. I'd say take a look at Unity3D since C# programming in Unity is more straight-forward and you can probably find a lot of online help/tutorials.
In any way it's probably more fun to learn programming when you get something on screen from start that isn't just text in a console. Whatever language you decide on find a good "[language] for beginners" resource and then know that a lot of what you learn will be applicable to the next language you learn.
I wouldn't start on C++, go with something like Python and use a library like pygame if you want to make a simple 2d game relitivaly quickly once you know most of the Python language.
Pythons syntax is much easier than c++, as well as the language is much closer to english compared to C++.
You'll learn everything you need to be able to grasp larger languages like C/C++ and it will make learning them much easier.
If anyone on here is currently studying or wants to study Python - I'd love to form a group to chat / E-mail each other. This could be helpful for asking questions, holding each other accountable, and working on projects.
count me in
Im totally up for that. Ive been wanting to learn Python for a long time (I am setting up PyDev with Eclipse right now). I am a big noob with Python, but ido consider myself tech savvy. If you still want to do it. Hit me up.