Programming, Pro Gaming 101

You love downloading the latest software and playing the latest games, and maybe, you’re thinking about scripting your own program or game. Read on as WINDOWS tells you how to get into the world d of computer and games programming.

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Programming, Pro Gaming 101
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By  Gareth Van Zyl Published  January 11, 2010

Regardless of whether you want to become a game programmer, web developer or IT Engineer; all these professions require that you have a certain aptitude towards the logical.

There’s also a few other basics you can take into consideration such as Flow charting, which follows the logical end point of where you want to be when finishing a certain program. Knowing database concepts such as Structured Query Language and object oriented programming.

So, when it comes to programming below are some of the key programs and tools to learn to get you on your way.


Many scripting languages owe their existence to C++. It’s built upon C, the language that in many ways has stood the test of time, it’s one of the most popular software programming tools ever. It is a general-purpose programming language that has been used to help design systems software, application software, device drivers, embedded software and even video games.


PHP or Pre-hypertext Processor is a server side scripting language that is especially suited towards web-development and which can be embedded in HTML. Many of today’s top websites rely on PHP, especially when considering that it interacts with the open source MySQL database software. PHP is the backbone of many Content Management Systems out there such as Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla!

Resources that can get you started on PHP include the official PHP website and the W3 schools


Structured Query Language is a database language that is the basis of many other structured languages such as MySQL. It is a database computer language used for managing data in a relational database management systems. Its scope includes data query and update, schema creation and modification, and data access control.


Javascript is a Client-side scripting language used to develop many web apps. However, it can be used for a variety of other applications as well. It is incorporated into the likes of Jquery as well, a framework that condenses Javascript code.

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