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Ryan Schurton

Member Since 11 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2015 02:48 PM

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In Topic: Book Recommendations for Computers and Math

09 April 2013 - 09:36 AM

Thank you Kaktusas that site is really helpful, I was wondering if anyone has checked out concrete mathematics a foundation for computer science? 

In Topic: What is the Best Book For a Beginner to Start JavaScript With?

05 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

Hey guys thank you for all of the suggestion. By the way do any of these books have any exercises that the end of the chapter. Would like to pick up a book that does.

In Topic: best youtubers to subscribe to

08 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

Its called reading books and scavenging documentation. Youtube (or Vimeo, or 10,000 other sites) is completely free, and what money is possibly earned from it is very little. If someone made a video tutorial about how to make a game, baby-stepping you all along through programming and content (which I haven't heard of, as it would take VERY long to create such a thing, time is expensive for a skilled programmer), why would they offer it up for free on the internet, thus wasting time worth $2400 (programmer earns 60k a year, $30 per hour, takes 2 weeks to make a pong or tic-tac-toe tutorial series, probably), and not earning anything off of it. Yes, there are great videos on varied subjects, but they are usually contributed freely by experienced (and unexperienced) people with no intent on giving you a Grade A curriculum on Youtube for free, but rather enjoy teaching sometimes on certain subjects. For example, I am sure if Dennis Ritchie and Brian Khernigan were creating C in this era, they would not make a Youtube channel off of it, but write a book, as they did. The book probably made more money than their Bell Laboratory salaries (I would assume, I have no facts to back that up, but it is almost obvious). That book is called The C Programming Language, and I would very much recommend it to you.

EDIT: I am sure you will run into programming tutorial series (*cough* The New Boston *cough*), however these are usually not of good quality (*cough* The New Boston *cough*). Books are edited to the teeth by an arsenal of competent and experienced professionals, videos are made in a garage by a hobbyist.

EDIT#2: I am not trying to criticize or chastise you, your questions are in a league with Einstein's compared to mine back on the old mailing lists and such.

am not just looking for tutorials. also looking for stuff like plain out game development and programming talks and opinions. you know like podcast stuff.

In Topic: Would You Live on Mars?

05 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Not if i could never come back. I live in Toronto and i have no problem moving some where else on the planet. Living in space if it was Suppose to happen God would of put man on other planets too.

In Topic: best youtubers to subscribe to

04 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

-What language do you use?
-Do you want to make 2D games or 3D?

no one in particular just looking for anyone on youtube who is talking about game development and programming.