Answer by trueb · Jan 10, 2013 at 08:25 PM
This question has been asked so many times on this site and others... a way to start to learn to program is research, it is a valuable skill every programmer needs to know, i seguest you start there and search this site, and others for a similar question.
Answer by fresheyeball · Jan 10, 2013 at 09:40 PM
I recommend Khan Academy and Lynda.com https://www.khanacademy.org/cs/tutorials/programming-basics
The only way to learn it is to do it. Personally my first exposure was a lynda.com tutorial on php years ago. Today I'm a decent pro developer! You can learn it on your own, it just takes time and actually doing it.
Also get comfortable with stackoverflow.com. Not every question you will have will be answered, but most will.
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Jan 11, 2013 at 07:32 AM
I found a free ebook I thought was good.