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BKTheRussian

Member Since 04 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2012 12:36 PM
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In Topic: Studying Computer Science

04 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

I'll second what other guys have said regarding joining on projects on websites such as SourceForge. I too have not been able to get a grip on the direction of my learning until I started looking and researching into different fields and thinking... is it something that I want to do for the rest of my life (or at least a good portion of it)? If I had any doubts, I moved on. Try joining on some projects or follow their progression and see if it's something that interests you. If it does, contribute as much as you can. Not only is it going to build experience, but it'll also show you if it's something you actually are willing to invest a substantial amount of time an energy into. I often read about different individuals getting into CS fields and then hate their lives. Just because someone said it's a great field to get into, doesn't mean it's for everyone. I learned it the hard way (my current field has nothing to do with CS... but I should have done some more research before I got into it).

In Topic: Learning a language before another one.

04 November 2012 - 06:45 AM

HTML has gone a long way... used to be boring, but now with HTML5 you can create things you couldn't do before unless you were using Flash or Shockwave. HTML5Games (and another one).

And I simply LOVE CSS.

But I don't think it's really necessary to "learn" HTML before you get into PHP... since if you need to deal with it, it's so easy to learn you'll pick up enough down the road anyways.

In Topic: Amazon Kindle 4th Gen, PDF to Mobi

04 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just google [here] for converter programs. I've had to convert several documents from .chm to .pdf to be able to read them easier on my Nexus 7 tablet and it took me several tries to find the right program.

In Topic: Is Linux used a lot in programming?

04 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

Thanks for so many replies guys. I've been a bit busy so I haven't had a chance to reply. I've tried Ubuntu for now and I like it a lot. I love how you can switch between workplaces. I still go back to Windows XP a lot, just because it's something I know how to use very well, but it's good to be able to use other things and try them out.

In Topic: [SOLVED] C++ Compiler

17 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

I recommend Bloodshed Dev-C++. It's very easy to use and it hasn't given me any issues. A lot of people use it.

http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

You can also download Microsoft Visual C++ Express. It's free and it works. I have both, but I'm using Dev-C++ because it's less intimidating. It feels like I'll have to really learn how to use Visual C++ because there are so many freakin' buttons and options and folders it creates and so on and so on.

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