I am finished college for the year and have decided to "try" learn some form of computer code over the summer.
I am doing mechanical engineering so have spent a term learning visual basic and generally know my way around a computer but have never gone near coding before!
Apart from just wanting to learn it, on a more practicably level i would like to create some websites to advertise rental properties as someone has asked me to make them 3 websites for holiday homes they rent.... for which i was thinking learn some HTML should be enough...
Just looking to know what the next step after Visual basic is?
Also is HTML all that would be needed to create a website as explained above?
Is there much need (as an potential engineer) in learning other languages such as C++, java etc?
asked Jun 22 '11 at 15:51
I wouldn't try learning C++ or Java by yourself; that's be a very frustrating way to spend your free time, especially as Java is being slowly phased out...
As for web development. You will need to know the ins out outs of HTML well. The newest version is HTML 5; but I recommend learning XHTML as it's the most commonly used today. However; you will need to learn CSS if you want to create a anywhere modern looking website, and it can be difficult to learn the different styles and properties of those styles by yourself.
This should help:
As for learning C++ and Java, you might be able to find something, but not very many things are using it now days.
answered Jun 22 '11 at 16:07