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Offline Sickan

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« Posted 2012-06-08 14:42:15 »

So, summer break is nearing for quite a few of the people I know. This will increase the amount of free-time I have on my hands by 100%, and I know that quite a lot of that is going to be spent programming. What about you? Will you program more or less now that it's sunny outside and you hear tweets outside of Twitter?

Oh, and I'm sorry if this is in the wrong board, there are SO many and I'm new here Smiley
Offline Phased
« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-06-08 14:54:45 »

Hmm well, while your being warm over there, I'll be programming in the cold, its winter here now =(

And I plan on learning C# more, my programming class, says we need to learn a new language other then visual basic, and she's making me learn a different language then Java Sad so I thought C# with XNA, make a game, and hope its great, if its great I might try and put it on the Xbox.
Offline princec

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-06-08 15:13:29 »

What is this "free time" and "sunny" of which you speak?

Cas Smiley

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Offline Phased
« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-06-08 15:16:18 »

What is this "free time" and "sunny" of which you speak?

Cas Smiley

I think he is referring to that yellow circle that can be seen in games that usually gives off light, I think he is implying it actually exists.
Offline Sickan

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-06-08 16:30:05 »

Hmm well, while your being warm over there, I'll be programming in the cold, its winter here now =(

And I plan on learning C# more, my programming class, says we need to learn a new language other then visual basic, and she's making me learn a different language then Java Sad so I thought C# with XNA, make a game, and hope its great, if its great I might try and put it on the Xbox.
If you already know Java, learning C# should be piece of cake. Try going with something that widens your horizons a bit more, away from the forced object-orientation of Java/C#, maybe C or C++, or functional language.
Offline Sickan

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-06-08 16:30:45 »

What is this "free time" and "sunny" of which you speak?

Cas Smiley
That things that we schoolkids can enjoy when we aren't in school. Wink
Offline gimbal

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-06-08 16:54:31 »

If you already know Java, learning C# should be piece of cake.

I've heard that argument before and even given it myself.

Having gone through the pain of switching platforms I can say: lies and shenanigans. The LANGUAGE is a piece of cake, you learn that in under a week. And then it begins, months of hard effort. It begins with something that is easy for some but hard for most: to change your mindset and open yourself to all that is new in stead of rebelling against it. And then you can start: learn the little differences, the conventions of the platforms, to figure out where to find and how to look for information, to cram the basic prerequisite API knowledge into your brain (to actually be productive in stead of having to go to the net or a book for each line of code you write) and to cope with the tooling and deployment.

Noooo, its very difficult indeed. Perhaps "difficult" is not the right word - time consuming.
Offline Sickan

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-06-08 17:01:37 »

If you already know Java, learning C# should be piece of cake.

I've heard that argument before and even given it myself.

Having gone through the pain of switching platforms I can say: lies and shenanigans. The LANGUAGE is a piece of cake, you learn that in under a week. And then it begins, months of hard effort. It begins with something that is easy for some but hard for most: to change your mindset and open yourself to all that is new in stead of rebelling against it. And then you can start: learn the little differences, the conventions of the platforms, to figure out where to find and how to look for information, to cram the basic prerequisite API knowledge into your brain (to actually be productive in stead of having to go to the net or a book for each line of code you write) and to cope with the tooling and deployment.

Noooo, its very difficult indeed. Perhaps "difficult" is not the right word - time consuming.
Actually, once you know one language good, other languages themselves will be very simple to work with, not just limited to cousin langauges like Java and C# as I implied/said earlier. But as you say, the libraries, conventions, tools and actually being productive is much more time-consuming and more or less difficult.
Offline theagentd
« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-06-08 17:19:16 »

What is this "free time" and "sunny" of which you speak?

Cas Smiley

I think he is referring to that yellow circle that can be seen in games that usually gives off light, I think he is implying it actually exists.
Oh, volumetric lighting! Yeah, I'll hopefully be working on that.

Myomyomyo.
Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-06-08 23:17:54 »

I will continue working full time+ and trying to scrap 5-10 hours a week to get something done on my own projects.

See my work:
OTC Software
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Offline Jimmt
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« Reply #10 - Posted 2012-06-09 02:46:02 »

I will learn C++
and make my first 3d game (w/Java)
Offline gimbal

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2012-06-11 14:56:56 »

I will learn C++
and make my first 3d game (w/Java)

I guess these two are to be taken separately Smiley I would pick one or the other though, because both are going to eat up insane amounts of whatever time you allow yourself to spend behind the computer.

What I'll be doing depends completely on when Guild Wars 2 is released.
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