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My 9 year old son checks out the source code of every website he visits. If he finds something he doesn't understand, he bounces it off me. I love the snot outta that kid ❤️❤️❤️.

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  • 17
    That is a great sign! Very cool! Congrats
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    @Jumpshot44 I thought so. Clever kid.
  • 3
    I hope one of my 2 daughters go geek on me. I think when she first is going to use a computer, I'll learn her terminal and shell scripting first. Or Go. What would be a good programming language for a toddler?
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    The world sure is changing... Love being a programmer
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    @kanduvisla I figure JavaScript would be a wise choice. It doesn't require any compiling, and incorporates basic concepts like loops and ifs.

    They have toys that motivate kids to code.
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    @5hirish I completely agree!!!
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    @unfinishedCode hmm, JavaScript seems a good first choice, although I worry about her understanding of prototype delegation or asynchronous coding. But yeah, maybe a for-loop is good to start with.
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    I learned in BASIC with a BASIC stamp robot boe-bot.

    But Arduino C is very simple also .
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    Arduino is very simple programming wise, requires too much setup, for a child. Not only would you have to upload your sketch, but setup all the electronics components too. I could be wrong, it could be right up the child's alley.
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    Check out Blockly or the new playgrounds app on ios 10 😉
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    This is the post that earned me a stress ball. I'm totally going to donate the ball to my son, though he has very little stress. Thanks for the ++'s guys n gals.
  • 3
    HTML and CSS all the way first. Start with the very basics. Add JS afterwards.

    Then make apps in Angular, software in Electron and I guess websites still ;)
  • 1
    This is me. I once asked the "computer" teacher for help, only to get a "ummm I'm not sure..."
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    I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes the next hit programmer that everyone talks about !
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    Python is easy to learn and with turtle there is a very easy visible part in it
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    @needToRoll Wow! Thanks for this! I'm going to teach my son and I Python using this. I can't thank you enough for this comment. I tip my hat to you sir:)
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    @unfinishedCode we are here to help!
    I hope your son enjoys it.

    I had some great teachers who showed me Python in the first year of my apprenticeship. I loved how fast i could write something that worked and didn't print words or calculate numbers....

    It was a "snake" game... i can still execute an use it but i don't like to look at the code :-)
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    "So dad, I was on this site called xhamster and in the video the men was slapping the lady and calling the W-word... D-do they like that?"
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    When i was in (uk) high school i was looking at html source as i was interested in how it all worked and the IT teacher actually said the words " thats just computer speak you'll never understand it and it doesn't mean anything" because of his words i stopped looking into web dev and html until college... i regret listening to him
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