what is capable to do a compter scientist?,
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:55 PM
what is capable to do a compter scientist?
do they make their own library?
or they work with one that already exists?
That's just fine.
btw I havent started university yet so I want to apply maths stuff into a basic 2d game for example
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:13 PM
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:35 PM
The same was true when I did 'software engineering' at university
computer scientists are NOT programmers (in fact, some people couldn't have coded their way out of a paper bag and still finished with decent grades.. in the theoretical and technical branches)
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:14 AM
To quote what we were told A LOT at university: computer scientists are NOT programmers (in fact, some people couldn't have coded their way out of a paper bag and still finished with decent grades.. in the theoretical and technical branches)
If you want to be a programmer, you will learn faster and better on your own that a CS program will teach you (CS programs don't teach programming, it's just an incidental skill you have to pick up).
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:17 AM
...but, since this is a game programming site, I imagine that you're trying to pick up the necessary skills to make games. If you're going to be a game programmer, programming is absolutely necessary. A solid understanding of datastructures and algorithms will be your bread and butter. My personal recommendation is to just start teaching yourself by using online tutorials and references to make simple games and use the university education to supplement your existing knowledge and experience. The classes you'll take will have much more meaning for you when you have something to put it into context with.