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Programmers: A question about learning to program?

I was wondering what the typical lengths of time that it takes a person who is say a little above average in aptitude to learn each of the following languages. By learn I mean competent enough to get an entry level job somewhere, not necessarily gurus. 1) visual basic 2) C/C#/C+/C++ 3) Java 4) PHP 5) Python 6) SQL 7) Haskell ...and why do Haskell programmers reportedly make more money than God?

Asked By: Jared Friedman - 9/2/2011
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Not to be negative, but it will take you several years of programming to get a job in a corporation. Most won't even look at you without a degree based in programming. You could freelance or work on open source projects in the meantime. Programming isn't everything. Some jobs may require you have specific knowledge in... More
Answered By: Blackcompe - 9/2/2011
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1) No time at all, very easy to pick up on... More
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Answered By: Soul Reaper - 9/2/2011
 
The beauty of programming is, once you get the core basics down, most languages have similar constructs (OOP, Variables, functions, etc) and principles. I suggest you learn something low level like C or C++ for your foundations and then move up to the nasty languages like Java and VB.
Answered By: Canidog - 9/2/2011
 
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