[Nottingham] Beginning to program on linux desktop

Denny dennis.furr at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 18:38:02 UTC 2016

Hi Ben,

I'm not a developer but I'm learning Python and so far I'm doing OK.  I
had some disadvantages in as much as I had to learn OO design patterns
so I read the GoF book but that slowed me down.  As for IDE, I use
Eclipse but I use it for a lot of different things such as Papyrus
(SysML).  The nice thing about Eclipse is that you can write some Java,
Python or just about any other *NIX dev language and you will have support.

I also have iPython Notebook installed.  It's brilliant for writing
little snippets and as I'm mostly interested in Saltstack and Ansible,
little snippets is often all that I really need.

Kind Regards,


On 02/11/16 17:00, Benjamin Crowe via Nottingham wrote:
> Hello,
> I was hoping that this group would be able to help me out. I’m
> currently trying to learn how to code. I’m not sure what language I
> should start with, I have some little experience with C# within the
> Visual Studio IDE. I have recently moved over from Windows to Linux
> (Fedora to be exact) and would like to know what the best open source
> alternative would be for C# and Visual Studio. Googling has raised the
> possibility of using Java, though I’m not sure what IDE would be best.
> Though could there be other languages I'm over looking, I have also
> been told Python is a fairly beginner friendly language. 
> Any advice would be most appreciated.
> Regards
> Ben
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