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Sam Khan

January 06, 2013, 11:15 AM

Hello Friends,
I am new to this group i am a rookie plz help me with my question...
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What should be my first and easy programming language to start with to make APPs and GAMES for Android , IOS & other websites....?

 
_1dt3k_

January 10, 2013, 02:46 AM

Well it depends, for the above parameters that you've listed there really is no real "easy" programming language since Android's core language is Java, iOS's core language is Objective-C and for websites you can't go past HTML5. Saying that, your best bet is to learn HTML5 probably since all of the things you listed are HTML5 compatible.

 
_1dt3k_

January 10, 2013, 03:03 AM

However with a little searching I managed to find a basic language that looks rather interesting if you're able to put down a bit of cash: http://www.monkeycoder.co.nz/Monkey/about.php

 
jay

January 10, 2013, 09:31 PM

HTML5 and JavaScript will allow you to reach the MOST platforms, and are popular right now.

If you want to learn C# and have some cash, you might want to check out Xamarin (http://xamarin.com/).

 
Jan Krueger

January 11, 2013, 05:39 AM

JavaScript is a good option in theory. Checking out nodejs (http://nodejs.org/) for local experimentation might be a good idea. The community around that is large and also pretty friendly.

I am not sure if your very first programming language should be tied to the specific goal you mention. You could very well start out fooling around with Python for example, which is very easy to learn, has a giant amount of libraries around it and a huge community.

If you are going for JavaScript you might want to take a look at CoffeeScript, which is a syntactically simplified version of JS. It still compiles to JS, so will run on any platform that supports it.

 
Live-Dimension

January 12, 2013, 03:42 PM

Generally, once you've learned one programming language you've learned the basics of them all.

For Android, the main language in use by far is java.
For anything OSX, apple generally force the use of obj-c code.

There are exceptions to the above, of course. You need to choose what you'll do first.

 
IrishWilly

January 12, 2013, 09:40 PM

Actionscript/Flash is a pretty solid language now and you can cross compile easily to iOS, Android and HTML5 (if you don't want to distribute using embedded Flash).

 
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