Many thanks for your concise but very good and understandable reply, I guess
that you're convince me to goto for the phyton programming language although I
still need to do more research.
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[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heiko Folkerts
Sent: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 22:47
Subject: AW: need assistance to getting starting in programming again.
well it depends greatly on whether you want to create programs with Dialogs
menus etc. For this Visual Basic may help to create the grapical parts. Java
can do this as well, but you have to stick to swing or SWT - that means there
are technical constraints in that context. Theese constraints may ruin your
fun. So If possible try starting with tools using a commadn line.
A nice and yet powerful language would be python www.python.org. It ist he main
language fort he free screenreader NVDA www.nvda-project.org . The tuturials on
python are very good and fully accessible. Since python doesn't need any
compilation in the first place you can start the interpreter and just try your
first commands. Knowing python enables you to code addons and application
specific code for NVDA in the long run.
Hope that helps
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Hunter Hoke
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 23. August 2017 22:27
Betreff: Re: need assistance to getting starting in programming again.
There's Visual Basic 6, which is somewhat similar to other versions of Basic,
but many folks will tell you to forget about it and move on since it is old
There's also PureBasic, but it is nothing like the original Basic that you may
be used to.
Personally VB6 works fine for me, and VB6 works very well with JAWS (even
though I'm an NVDA user).
On 8/23/17, Keith Flemons <keith.flemons@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
If you are interested in java, this should be all you need to get started:__________
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On Aug 23, 2017, at 4:51 AM, Micallef Michael at FITA
I am totally blind 53 years old guy from the island of Malta. In the
past especially during the dos era I was used to programming using
the GW-Basic. Now recently I decided to just start over again in
programming just for pleasure of programming. I have the following
difficulties, which I highly appreciate if you help me to just
getting me started in the right direction.
My primary goal is to create functional utilities. So here are my
1. Which are those most user friendly programming languages for us
the blind to choose from Currently I’m using Jaws as a screen reader.
From where I can get user guides written from the blind perspective
for that particular recommended programming language in electronic format.
And from where I can download the necessary programming tools for
that particular language to getting started?
Are there any mailing list specific for that particular language
where also blind users participates?
Lastly, is there someone out there who is willing to tutor me by email?
Your feedback is highly appreciated.
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