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Member Since 01 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 26 2014 07:24 AM
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Inactive programming

09 December 2013 - 11:59 PM

I've had about 6 months off any serious programming, to concentrate on some other aspects of my life(I used serious programming because writing the ocassional bash script to aid someone doesn't count much to me). And in this time, I've realised that, being away from the computer for long periods actually dumps a lot of ideas into your head. Being behind a computer actually limits what your imagination can draw up because you'd always like to fit it into your active frameset. This hasn't been scientifically proven or anything, but I'd like to find out from other programmers whether they experience anything like this when they take long breaks.... Could be a month or more

Koding.com invites glitch?

24 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

I can't tell if this is a recent glitch or it has always existed..... But it looks like Koding.com invites are reusable.. As in multiple people can register for multiple accounts with just one invite code.... Anyone else discovered this?


Not everyone can learn to program, or can be a programmer

24 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

Quite recently i was doing light research work when i came across this academic paper -> http://www.eis.mdx.a.../PhDArea/saeed/

This particular gentleman, and a whole host of others, had dedicated their precious time to conducting research to prove that people who could program, sort of, had it imbibed in them from birth. In short, no matter how dedicated and determined a person is, it doesn't matter. If you can't  pass their test, you can't program. The classification has already been made. The programming sheep and the non-programming goats.

And how did they come by this conclusion? By a fairly ridiculous test....

Read the following statements and tick the box next to the correct answer.

int a = 10;
int b = 20;
a = b;

The new values of a and b are:
[ ] a = 20  b = 0
[ ] a = 20  b = 20
[ ] a = 0   b = 10
[ ] a = 10  b = 10
[ ] a = 30  b = 20
[ ] a = 30  b = 0
[ ] a = 10  b = 30
[ ] a = 0   b = 30
[ ] a = 10  b = 20
[ ] a = 20  b = 10 

Real honest.......

How many of you would have nailed this on your first day in Uni without ever having programmed before?

And in your honest opinion, is this a fair quiz for newbies to programming?

 


Salve te

11 July 2013 - 01:14 AM

Been here for a few days already, but I just realized I didn't do an intro. That's plain rude....

I'm mainly a linux user. I have a little experience with Visual Basic and C# from my uni days but with me, its mainly Shell scripting(Bash), Python, Perl, PHP, and a few others.
I'm hoping to gain more knowledge from this forum, especially since I'm hoping to pick up Assembly language soon, and I'm impressed by the resources I've seen here already. Good job guys, you rock!!!

NB: A round of applause for everyone who manages to resist a "show me the carfax" joke!

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