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#5242894 Overwhelmed

Posted by on 26 July 2015 - 10:31 PM

Good answers here! Make sure you know what you want when you start, lay out as much as you can without going into as much detail as you can (everything can change!)


Look into choosing an engine and devoting your time to learning that. A good engine provides all the tools you need to get almost through your entire title, and have great communities! 

#5133746 Software Grading: Any Standards?

Posted by on 22 February 2014 - 11:55 PM

I think you have a good idea there, but I would think that since everyone else does rate specifically off of 'emotion', a well thought out rating like yours would get lost in the pile of useless ones.


I have found myself using programs that I had actually deleted at first due to being useless to me, but I found a tutorial/book/article that helped me get it to do what I wanted, and made that app productive for my particular project. Even though it worked for me, I would never recommend it to someone else.


I think the feedback/ratings I would focus on if I were a developer would not be those on an app store or website from the random users. Rather from the beta testers and other developers that the application was designed for. The feedback, in my opinion, should be strictly for the users that need that application, and not some random person that found it and misunderstood what it was designed for.



Ah, I got a bit off topic there. I 1 star everything because nothing is perfect!!!!  :P

#5133742 What are the primary coding languages and what are they used for?

Posted by on 22 February 2014 - 11:47 PM

There are a lot of good answers in this thread! Remember the programming languages are just a way to tell the computer what to do. With all that is out there, you can do almost anything you need with any language! This early in your journey the differences between them won't matter too much. Like how some languages compile the applications directly to machine code, while others (like C#) only compile it down to a software layer (to be more efficient for programmers that aren't so efficient :P )

I would definitely start with anything OO (Object Oriented) as that is something you will definitely want to be proficient at. ( I say C++ all the way! )


I also 100% agree with Frob, in my journey I did eventually need to learn all 5 of those languages.



I can't see any reason not to learn C# either, so you may want to start there, all up to you!