Programming Uber-Noob ( Where to Start ! )
I am in my second year using Linux having come from the point, click and invariably crash world of windoze. I openly admit that I have found Linux a very steep learning curve and have struggled with various configuration issue's many times over the last couple of years but now class myself as confident, if not always competent Linux user.
I have found that the learning process has prodded my appetite for pastures new and I would now like to start doing new and exciting things both with my Slackware box, and my new found skills.
Therefore I have decided that I would very much like to start looking at programming and development but don't really know where to start. I have found some tutorials on google and had a go (java and c++) and have dabbled with html in Bluefish and Quanta with limited success but soon find myself either lost or totally confused.
So I have come here to ask, where is the best place to start ? What, if any is the best language for a complete noob to start with that will give me credible results ? Can anyone suggest any good reading material (online or otherwise) that I can use to ease me in ?
Any advice appreciated.