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Postby Angry Armadillo » Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:32 pm

a while back, some of you may remember me asking about which programming language i should start learning, and now i will update you on my progress...

i chose...

...moment of suspense...

...visual basic!

i bought a book whick came with a "working model" of Visual studio. and i got to work,

my two finest hours (well programs) so far have been

pong  

& a winsock chat server for two people
i(i am going to change the winsock control to an array so it supports more than two people soon!)

the majority of my other programs are just math programs that do my homework!

right now i am working on
network pong!
a "worms" type game where two people fire mortars at each other (turn based is easiest!)
and an integration/diferentiation [sp!] program (once again for my homework!lol
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Postby Zero Override » Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:17 pm

Good luck. Keep us updated, I always like to hear about peoples success. :)

(Edited by Zero Override at 4:21 pm on Nov. 21, 2003)
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Postby ben » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:15 pm

guess who's back back, back again.. ben is back, ben is back, ben is back.. lalala, la..la..la

:P
omfg itz ben
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Postby Mas Tnega » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:37 pm

You scare me
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Postby Blasted heath » Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:21 pm

On the worms thing - do a search for 'liero' on google.

It's dos but addictive. Oh and if you have XP you'll need to put /n in the command line.
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Postby BeC » Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:42 pm

Sounds nice, is it possible that you let us try out some of your work? Or ever better, release them open source :).
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Postby Long Shoota » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:11 am

Quote: from Blasted heath on 6:21 pm on Nov. 21, 2003[br]On the worms thing - do a search for 'liero' on google.

It's dos but addictive. Oh and if you have XP you'll need to put /n in the command line.


OMG thank you!

I've been trying to get that bastard to work on XP for a week. :)
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Postby Zero Override » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:34 am

Your adventure has exspired me to go and learn this myself! Ever this or Java first, I heard people say Java Is the best programming langauge to start with but they could be wrong.
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Postby Jackmn » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:42 am

Quote: from Zero Override on 12:34 am on Nov. 22, 2003[br]Your adventure has exspired me to go and learn this myself! Ever this orffds Java first, I heard people say Java Is the best programming langauge to start with but they could be wrong.
They aren't. VB is a proprietary, slow language that is of little use beyond creating small applications very quickly. Very little you learn beyond the core programming concepts (loops, arrays, variables, etc) will apply to 'real' languages (c/c++/pascal/asm).

Java on the other hand, uses a c style syntax. While Java is also slow and pretty useless, it is a much better preperation language for c/c++. Not to mention it's saving grace: machine independence.

However, all is not lost if you start with VB. It is the language that I began programming in (actually it was the second language, I began with GWBASIC, which is even worse than VB), and I'm a reasonably competent c/c++ programmer now.

VB did make the conversion process extremely slow and painful. Breaking all the terrible coding habits that VB taught me took a great deal of effort.


(Edited by Jackmn at 12:51 am on Nov. 22, 2003)
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Postby Zero Override » Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:42 am

You like typing don't ya? :)

Anyway, alot of people I know started with Visual so I mite try that... I don't wanna go straight into the main langauge I would like to start with one easier one then make a few applications and move on to the next one.
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Postby woodrow » Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:15 am

yeh ive just started to learn Visual Basic aswell, its fairly easy, and i have made a small text based farming game, but im not vary good at making anything decent.
Well good luck to ya mate!
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Postby Iris » Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:30 am

i started learning to program from Turbo Basic back then, until i learned Pascal and C. now i went to PureBasic because the final executables are so small and fast (a small GUI utility is about 7kb), and the code is easier to build (at least from my perspective).

anyways, i hope you do good on your projects, especially on the games. everybody loves games, even the simple ones. i do! ^_^
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Postby Zero Override » Sat Nov 22, 2003 4:11 pm

So, the people who have learned a programming langauge or langauges, made any good stuff? Games ect?

(Edited by Zero Override at 3:13 pm on Nov. 22, 2003)
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Postby Jackmn » Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:18 pm

Boring text-based mathmatical simulations with no interface to speak of =)

I spend so much time coding for work, I really can't bring myself to spend much time coding anything outside of it.



Regardless, Java is free, and easy to learn.
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Postby Zero Override » Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:42 pm

Hmmm I just tried installing VB 6.0 and when It was setting It up, It said ALOT of things couldn't open so there I was pressing ignore for about 20 mins and finally It finished and said It wasn't successful any help here?

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