> My wife is considering learning a programming language, just for fun, and
> I've been mulling over what to have her start. She has no programming
> experience. Here are my thoughts
> I'm thinking VB.net or C# only because I think Visual Studio makes it
> easier to learn a language and also gives you quick gratification because
> of the auto gui it does. Just drop a button on a form, double click, add
> some code and you can see what it does. I'm leaning VB vs C# only because
> then she could possibly use her skills as vb scripts in excel.
> I have some good Java books, but I'm worried that Java is too hard to be a
> first language. Other thoughts were maybe Python, but I have no experience
> in Python so I wouldn't be able to help, and I don't know what experience
> it offers. I know lots of plugins and scripts for other programs are
> written in it, but don't know how standalone it is for her to learn.
> Also thought about processing, so maybe she could do Arduino work. She
> has no interest in hardware so there is no reason for her to learn that
> Any other suggestions?
> Also anyone know any good free courses online for one of these? I found
> some python ones, but not a C# or VB one.
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