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Has anyone taken a Programming Class?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by MrSkittles, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. MrSkittles

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    I am right now and its super confusing. Dose it get better?
     
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    What are you struggling with? I work primarily with C# but took classes using Visual Basic (.NET) and Java and for the most part they were pretty easy to follow.
     
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    I have. Freshman year of high school I did CS I and sophomore year I did AP CS. It gets better. Don't worry
     
  4. MrSkittles

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    Im taking intro to Visual Basic

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    we haven't done anything major but remembering what is what is confusing me right now with all the vocab we have and all the parts of the computer.
     
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    It gets better. You just have to get used to the language that you are studying. It might take some time. Be patient, and try to figure problems out for yourself before you ask the teacher. Last year I learned Python. In the first few months, I was extremely confused and couldn't run a program without getting an error message. By the end of the year, I was making relatively complex programs on my own. It just takes patience.
     
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    I'm surprised to hear you're discussing computer hardware in any depth in an intro to programming course, but if that's the case I suspect you'll move past that pretty quickly and start looking at actual code.
     
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    I agree. I can't say for sure, but I'd imagine anything you discuss beyond the code won't be a major part of the course. Coding can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when you're just starting out, but it does eventually all come together. And there are a lot of resources and documentation for visual basic online, and those can be extremely helpful.
     
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    Now that I think about it we just started Programming Language right now
     
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    Yes, I was a CS major, and I've been a professional programmer for four years.

    Let me know if there's anything I can help with, sweetie :3
     
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    I took a drafting class last year and I was so fucking confused I barely did anything and still managed to get an A.
     
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    I had classes in Java for the past two years, and will be having C/C++ this year. I actually found it really fun. I like learning languages, and coding is kind of like that... learning how to formulate what you want without making mistakes. There are rules, and there's logic, but there's still some leeway for creativity. And practice helps.

    My first class, we also talked about computer parts... never mentioned them again. I still don't know anything about computers. ^^ Still got very respectable grades in Java.
     
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    I only took a tiny bit of html and didn't do it long enough to get better at it. I was pretty confused too. I know a lot of friends my age though that are into programming and have become very good at it so it probably gets easier with more practice.
     
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    I took one semester of BASIC in high school. We used Applesoft BASIC running on Apple II series computers. We even had a couple of original Apple II computers in the lab.

    I liked the class, and didn't find it hard. I'm not sure how well I'd do with more modern programming, though.
     
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    I'm doing a bit of Java :grin:
     
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    I'm not sure if this counts, but I did a one week course on coding and all, and it was super intense because they packed a lot into the week. It was really confusing for me at first but you'll get the hang of it. It just takes some getting used to and wrapping your head around some of the basics, after that I'm sure you'll make good progress. Have fun!
     
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    The key thing is practise. Lots and lots of practise.