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Programming Advice Thread, Help with Codes
I haven't seen a thread on here related to learning programming languages in awhile, figured it would be helpful to myself and others who are aspiring to become independent coders.

I do have a request though. Is anyone on here good with C++? Myself and a few friends are looking to hire out for a couple of small projects, about three or four codes, and there will be more come February. I know this isn't the usual type of thread here, but coding is an increasingly valid skill that helps keep you ahead in this world where more things become obsolete day by day. I have tried to hire some on but none of them seem to understand either the level of detail required, or the timeliness of delivering the codes. I will accept PM's if anyone is interested in checking it out.

If not, any advice is appreciated. Due to personal lives and work, all of us in my group cannot finish these unreasonable projects in time, and we have decided to just do things the old fashioned way, pay for someone to do them, and deconstruct the code ourselves before the deadlines to help ourselves learn in our own way.

Anyone else feel free to post whatever helped you learn C, C++, machine language, html, etc. The institutions don't do a great job of teaching nowadays and those of us without the natural knack for it are kind of left in the dark. Still though, I am determined to learn one way or another.

You can't cheat nature.
(This post was last modified: 11-07-2019 02:24 AM by MusicForThePiano.)
11-07-2019 02:23 AM
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RE: Programming Advice Thread, Help with Codes
PM sent.

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11-07-2019 09:43 AM
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Atomic Offline

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This is a school assignment?

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11-07-2019 12:18 PM
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I'm self taught. I took assembly for a couple of weeks during my 2 yr associates program in EET, but that was it for formal programming instruction. Now, I code in C and C# primarily. The first language I learned in any depth was VB, then I progressed from there into VB.NET, then C and C#. Once you get the first one under your belt, subsequent languages come more easily, since you develop the necessary patterns of thinking with the first one.

My first attempt at teaching myself failed because I didn't have a specific goal, other than to just "learn to program". Later, I was presented with a project at work, where I was an electronics tech at the time, that required the implementation of VB code to complete. With that goal in place, and a generous deadline, I was able to teach myself enough to accomplish it, with the help of forums like,, and the like. MSDN is also a good reference. That first small success, some 15 years ago now, got me hooked. Now, I'm making six figures, with only a two year associates degree from the late 90's, as an electronics engineer. I started out as an electronics tech in a manufacturing plant making 10 bucks per hour doing maintenance and simple repairs on machines. Now, I design machine control systems & write code. These systems control industrial processes, collect process data and generate reports. These reports are available to others in the company via internal website, which I also learned to build out of necessity. I'm just wired that way - I need to have a goal out there to use as a motivator. Then it's just a matter of learning to use a tool (code, circuit board design, electronics) in order to accomplish the goal.

If you are completely new to coding, I suggest you focus on the following first:

data types and operators - you need to understand what these are and how/when to use them.

Download simple examples from others, run their code, then change it up & see what the effects are.

At some point early on, you will need a project. A simple project like displaying the result of adding two numbers is a fine place to start. Then make it multiply the numbers, then make it round the result to 2 decimal places, turn the text green if it's even, red if it's odd... things like that. The point is, you have a series of small successes (trial & error at first) & build on them as you add features, learning along the way.
11-08-2019 09:44 PM
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(11-07-2019 09:43 AM)BlueMark Wrote:  PM sent.

Shoot me a message if you don't mind, I'm trying to learn Python currently

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11-09-2019 01:10 AM
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