I am a college freshman pursuing an engineering degree,I am really interested in working in the movie/gaming industry.Since i cannot take a beginner's course in C,C++ or JAVA due to scheduling problems, I was wondering if i could start of with python.I am good at math so hopefully no problems there.
Any other advice(constructive) on my career aspirations would also be greatly appreciated :)
Guys,turns out that i won't be able to fit in any programming course in my schedule.I have seen that a lot of programmers started out by self-tutoring,i came across this book "beginning c++ through game programming" by Micheal Dawson.If you guys have a better book in mind I'll really appreciate it.
I'm currently teaching myself and I have read that book. I like it a lot. It has good examples and seems to explain things well. I find that, for myself, I have to bounce from book to book or internet to grasp some concepts, or put it down and reread from the beginning.
Yes I picked up some concepts that I could not grasp in other books. Like I said for me I have to jump around, but I don't do all the examples so that may be part of the reason I lack some understanding. I am working on my own c++ project now and that is really pushing me to learn more and maybe do more examples : ).