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Programming Thread

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Agent One, May 20, 2018.

  1. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    It took me months for programming to "click" so don't feel down if you don't grok something the first, second or hundredth time. It really does come down to practice just like learning an actual language.
     
  2. Fudoutoku

    Fudoutoku Third Year DLP Supporter

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    Kinda forgot about this thread.

    BUT, I found exactly what I was looking for: https://coderbyte.com/

    Has a bunch of coding challenges for some of the more popular languages, but it's def missing a lot of em..

    Anyway, it's helped a bunch.
     
  3. Nazgus

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    I've used a similar site in the past, not sure why I didn't think of it before... https://exercism.io/

    Looks like they've made a big update to it recently so idk what's up with that, but it has a good selection of languages and a large number of exercises per.

    On a separate note, anyone know a nice way to alias a class name in Java? I'm writing a board game solver and would like to change out which game it will solve by just changing the game class around in a single line, but am having no luck so far.
     
  4. cucio

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    Nazgus Minister of Magic

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    Thanks for those! Knew there had to be a way, just been too long since I wrote any Java... Will check out tomorrow. Just currently finished implementing my second game and my God it was a pain. Really happy with the end result though, so was worth. Need sleep...

    EDIT: Yeap, that worked perfectly. Thanks a lot @cucio !
     
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  6. Fudoutoku

    Fudoutoku Third Year DLP Supporter

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    Incoming shill post:

    If you sign up for Visual Studio's benefits you can get 3 free months of either Linkedin Premium or a month of free Pluralsight - both of those sites have a shitload of courses on not just programming or programming languages but pretty much all the popular architectures out there.

    https://my.visualstudio.com/benefits

    Personally I've been using the linkedin one since the pluralsight one doesn't give you access to the "premium" feature of challenges and interactive courses but linkedin does.

    Be aware that you're probably signing up to get your organs harvested by Bill Gates as his start failing.

    I think KhanAcademy might have something similar for free as well, but I just stumbled across the visual studio benefits thing and decided to see what was in pluralsight and was blown away by the quality of their shit.

    Just wanted to drop this in here coz learning from books didn't help me diddly squat but these courses have been a huge for me.
     
  7. Jarizok

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    I got accepted into a 5-month IT traineeship yesterday. I know absolutely nothing about programming right now, so it'll be interesting to come back here in July and share my experiences I think.

    The traineeship is college level, but only open to people who already have a bachelor degree or higher. I'll supposedly be at the same level as the graduates of the regular 3-year major. Looking forward to it!
     
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