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Easier to learn with a book or search online?

Post by ShijeFace on Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:33 pm
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I was thinking about buying a book to learn VB6 and thought I would ask all you guys your opinions before (if) I buy it.

Is it easier to learn how to program from a book or just search online and learn that way?
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Post by yourmysin on Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:42 am
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First of all, it is really a personal preference. I personally find it easier to read a book then a pdf. I find it easier to use tutorials out of book then tutorials online.

You honestly have to try and see what is best for you.
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Post by Nines on Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:05 pm
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I personally find online tutorials online better if you want to paste example code and play with it (so that you don't have to type it out of a book.)
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Post by synflood on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:05 pm
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Personally, I am a book guy. I generally go to a local discount store such as Ollies and get books that are outdated by a year or 2 for like 5 bucks. Good savings :D ! Nice thing though some books will also come with trial software and code snip-its to work with. Occasionally one comes with video tutorials.
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Post by Denisr on Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:08 am
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Depends, if you have no real knowledge of programming go with a book - because it starts form the ground and moves up. Internet is better, if you've got the solid foundation and you want to further you knowledge - because you can search for exactly what you need answers, which answer the specific question - but rarely provide reasons/background information.
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Post by faazshift on Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:18 am
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I've always just learned online. I personally find books more difficult to learn from. Google has been my best resource. I prefer just looking for stuff about what I am trying to learn, instead of reading a whole book. But still, its all about what comes easiest for you.
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Post by cilpolir on Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:10 am
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I like a book best when you're completely new to something(like hacking:P) but when i know the basics i switch to internet, cause it's free and has a lot of info
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Post by sandsphinx on Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:40 am
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i have always lived by the philospohy that you can't copy and paste from a book. What i mean by this is:

i. If you search online java tutorials, sure you will find alot of different tutorials for Java, and im pretty sure you will learn alot, but also, you might want to use this code, and thus you just copy and paste it right off the website to your source. Now:
ii. With a book, you have to learn the code, because when you are stuck you will not be able to copy and paste from the pages into your source, unless you copy ofcourse, which is boring and time consuming. The book makes you learn the language, and you will not even need to copy and paste in the first place because you know the language.
My advice is, buy the two,

Buy the book to actually learn the programming language, and then use the software to help yourself with time. :D Hope it helped. By the time i have posted this you have probably decided to buy the software anyway.... xD
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Post by axel78 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:05 am
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Post by vincentbelkin on Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:35 pm
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for me its easier with a book :D
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