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Stewie410

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Programming!
« on: December 15, 2011, 06:35:32 PM »
Anyone else here Program?

I'm going into the field, and just fiddling around with what little Java I've been taught.  It's fun, to say the least.

Who else enjoys a good code?
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Re: Programming!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 09:29:32 PM »
Im not good, but I know some HTML, java, C++, MS-DOS, and I dabble a tiny bit with python

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 04:12:05 AM »
I code for a living. Enterprise Java with a VXML front end (Think HTML for talking to telephones)
I also do Python, .NET, and some Visual Basic.

I personally love programming. I love finding ways to solve problems in code. Are you still in school? Or self taught?

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 11:32:27 AM »
I'm kind of in limbo with school, but that's another topic.  But, until I can continue my education, I suppose I'll start self teaching.
I'm actually just trying to write a non-GUI game of Scrabble...just to see if I can do it.  Its actually a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, lol.  I do love the fact that everything is math and logic, though.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 12:19:35 PM »
I learned QBasic years ago (not exactly worth bragging about I know), and I thought it was tons of fun.  For a very long time I even had plans of a career in programming.  What I always liked about it was that it's math and logic (like Stewie said), but at the same it's creative and artistic. 

Excellent exercise in problem solving.


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Re: Programming!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 03:34:41 PM »
Mostly Python.  Some Java and Objective C.  Whatever works.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 04:59:56 PM »
I'm taking some java classes at school now.

It's pretty fun I like it.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 02:56:34 AM »
Not so much programming, but I know quite a bit of basic html.

I always laugh at "professional" web developers who have no idea of how optimisation works or what source code is.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 08:18:07 AM »
A little Basic, I have recently started playing VB.net

A lot of CNC programming and CAD/CAM software post processor configuration experience. They all have their own language but at their root they are all like Basic.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 04:17:41 PM »
I use LaTeX and Maple, does that count?

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 09:26:15 PM »
Computer science major here. My school pretty much only teaches Java as the primary base programming language, but I did take a web based programming class where they taught us some xhtml, javascript, php and sql. I'd like to think I'm pretty decent at it when I'm not completely out of practice. Oh, and last semester I took a robotics class where we built Lego robots and programmed them in Java. That was pretty fun.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2011, 07:45:49 PM »
I'm actually a computer engineering major at my university, for the first two semester they teach java and then the third semester is supposed to be in C++. Hopefully I will be doing something similar to what you did in your robotics class sounds so cool!

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 06:31:25 AM »
I'm programming almost 20 years now.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 08:06:18 AM »
Learned Basic and Pascal in High School in the mid 80's. Seriously old school, we even had a computer that was only a printer, no monitor. As you typed each line it printed it out. A friend of mine had a Timex Sinclair which we had a blast with. I remember going to Radio Shack and inputting this basic prog...

10 Print "Todd is great"
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lol Sometimes you had to add a scroll command so it would fill the screen :)

Then I got a Commodore 64 with a tape drive and a book about 4 inches thick that had 4 game programs in it. Typed one in, took me weeks and then it too =k me another couple weeks to debug all my typos :D

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2011, 12:31:44 PM »
I'm going to school for IT / IS but am thinking about getting into programming. I'd like to try it myself before spending the money to learn it only to realize i don't enjoy it. What's a good "beginner" program to get into?

I'm not afraid of the challenge and pick up computer based skills relatively fast compared to most. For instance, I self taught myself Ableton and FL Studio in less than 2 months for each...and I was deployed at the time.

I have a MAC if it matters and don't run Parallels. I'm interested in Java, Sql, and Oracle.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 02:30:54 PM »
If you want to Chuck, whenever we actually get to meet up I'll let you borrow my Java textbook that's got some pretty good resources as a jumping point. Definitely will need that back though at some point lol.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 03:02:27 PM »
Sounds good man. I appreciate the offer and the useful info you have given me. I will start looking into Java and messing around a bit.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 06:58:14 PM »
Python is a great first language, and it even has real world application (e.g. You can easily make $100k+ programming python in the bay area).

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 07:29:46 PM »
Nice. I live on the east coast...during my job searches (I am employed already just looking to move) I see a lot of requests for SQL, Oracle, Access, (Which I know are Databases) and Java.

I'll have to look into Python as well.

Does it matter what OS you run ? I run a Mac for instance.

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Re: Programming!
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2011, 08:29:52 PM »
OS experience doesnt matter much. chances are you will be developing in windows.
I havent seen many python jobs in the Philly area, but that doesnt mean there arent python jobs on the east coast, most of what I have seen are Java and .NET.

Most development houses have a clear division between java and SQL. You usually need an understanding of databases but chances are you wont be developing them.

To be noted though, my information comes from working in Enterprise level java development. Different applications and companies will run things their own way. But at millions of transactions a day you want people who specialize in DB handling them.

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http://www.pythonchallenge.com/