Frequently Asked Questions
This page contains answers to some frequently asked questions.
Which programming language should I learn?
You can't go wrong by starting with Python. Python is an easy language to learn that can be used for a very wide range of things, including building websites.
How to get started with Python:
- Work through the book, Learn Python the Hard Way.
What kind of computer do I need?
You can use any kind of computer to learn how to program, but it will be easier if you use Mac or Linux. If you have a Windows computer, you don't need to go out and buy a Mac---you can run Linux on your Windows computer via VirtualBox or on a thumb drive. We bring a couple of Ubuntu thumb drives to every meeting, which you are welcome to borrow. You can use Windows, but certain aspects of the environment may cause frustrations.