How to get started (in programming)

I linked to an article on Linux Journal Saturday discussing how to get started in programming. I think this is a good article for several reasons, one of which is picking a skill to learn and getting started. For me, picking a small thing to create or learn, getting some success and getting that working, helps me to get enthusiastic. I am then ready to pick up a new thing. This is the process I am using to learn the Tone.js Javascript music library. I worked through some of the code examples, then came up with a small project, broke it down into a set of steps, and I am working through them one at a time. Success!

Welcome to readers!

For those of you who are coming here from my article on titled “Making Perl Reusable with Modules“, welcome! I have continued working with the concepts of Joseph Schillinger that I described in that article. I have created a short Perl script which allows the user to create a MIDI file from a Schillinger resultant. You will need to have the MIDI-Perl and Tk Perl modules installed on your system. The file containing the Perl script is attached to this post as a .txt file. See the file for instructions on how to run the script.