Any programmers out there?


(Former National 4A Champion) #1

I enjoy programming myself. I mostly use C#, but I’ve dabbled in other languages, too.

Anybody else? What project are you working on at the moment.


#2

I just finished my semester and with it, my CP1/VB Class. Lots of fun.


#3

Pentesting is a big hobby of mine


(WildCat23) #4

I know VB, but there’s no point to using it. Public schools need to stop teaching this waste of a language. If I had the extra time, I would totally learn C++ or something more useful.


#5

There’s also a Java class, which I’m taking next year.


(Former National 4A Champion) #6

Are you referring to VB.net or just plain vb. The .net version isn’t bad at all. VB.net and C# are essentially the same, except they have a much different syntax. You do things the same way in both languages.


#7

FORTRAN be very very good to me.
(and C)


#8

i can use C and next year for high school i will be learning how to use python.


#9

Learning the basics of Java right now, and I used to know some VB.

Plus LOLCode, which my friend introduced me to last week


(Former National 4A Champion) #10

Old guy.

Python is so much easier than C. The nice thing about python is that it is really cross-platform, and it doesn’t take any effort to set up. However, the dynamic type system makes good IDE features hard to find.

Any fellow C# people out there. Any functional people (i.e. F#, Haskell, etc.)? I actually really like functional programming.


#11

yeah but, c teaches you things because python just assumes that theirs memory there c doesnt do that which i like. (plus i can use my arduino board that way)


#12

I am studying computer engineering at university and I landed a pretty sweet software internship for this coming summer. I started with teaching myself Python in high school, took Java class over the summer at a community college, and then have been taking numerous courses once I got into my university. I’ve used a few other languages (although that doesn’t really matter), but when I just want to get stuff done, I tend to gravitate toward Python and C++. Overall, it’s been a pretty easy road so far and I don’t feel like I’ve been challenged enough in my programming courses.

I really wish more of my classmates had started with Python because kids who started with Java or C++ usually have the worst indenting and formatting. The other thing that people completely miss is that they think that programming classes exist to teach you how to write code in a specific language. You want to learn to program, rather than learning to just write code.


#13

In that price range I really recommend the raspberry pi over the arduino, or if you are willing to spend alittle more the beagle bone is really nice. I am really into linux/android mini PC’s. I have a custom build of XBMC on one of my pi’s makes for a very nice and cheap linux powered media player. There is a ton of cool projects you can do you those little guys.
For instance the Pi phone lol. http://youtu.be/8eaiNsFhtI8
Not the most functional but pretty awesome non the less


#14

i already have a raspberry pi just i want to learn the basics so I’m sticking to my arduino for now.


#15

Finished an HTML class, working on PHP and Java


#16

HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, some Java (both in android and just normally), Python, some bash scripts, objective-C (apple developer) and probably some stuff I’ve missed. I do Forensic computing at university so do a fair bit of pen testing and digital forensics too.


#17

Dabbling in Java so I can develop android stuff.

I just haven’t figured out how a code can make something - therefore I am currently clueless on how to make something vs memorizing things.


#18

So true. True programming is developing the logic to arrive at a result. Knowing the logic involved is independent of any language to implement it.

Re FORTRAN

Yea, probably so, but last I looked it was still one of the best for scientific/engineering stuff.


#19

One of my first jobs as a programmer/analyst I inherited some buggy programs that I had to fix. The apps written in VB6 had a particularly interesting line of code I encountered all too often: On Error GoTo Next That has been my life motto ever since.


#20

Yeah but starting out GoTo’s are the worst thing.