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Member Since 02 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 24 2014 07:10 PM

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In Topic: Web App Development?

24 September 2014 - 07:11 PM

Cheers for the advice all, much appreciated.


Stumbled across this article during my travels - http://www.leonardteo.com/2012/07/ruby-on-rails-vs-php-the-good-the-bad/


Was a good read and led me to have a mess around with PHP. Looking alright so far; good fun too!

In Topic: Web App Development?

21 September 2014 - 04:14 AM

I'd disagree in a web app taking more time (for the user, at least!). Downloading an app, potentially having to install some stuff for it, running it etc - why would you do this when you can enter a URL and have the app sat there in front of you?


I'll be a bit more specific - I want to access an API to return some information in Json based on the input of the user which will be two usernames. Grab some data, do some checks, inform the player of whether or not the first name has played with the second name recently. It's not complex at all - I thought it'd be a soft introduction to the myriad of web tech smile.png


If I create a website for myself I'd like to attempt to create other programs that utilise databases. In terms of games on said site.. It's unlikely!


Thanks for all your help so far.


EDIT: @Diego, thanks for the more in-depth analysis too. I've tinkered with JS before and the function pointer thing is a bit of a 'that's crazy!' thing at first but it's all good now tongue.png I've also heard about RoR a few times over the last few weeks - best give it a look. Thanks again.

In Topic: Macros doesnt work anymore (visual studio c++)

14 September 2014 - 05:59 AM

It might help if you share a couple of examples of your macros so we can see what may be going wrong dude :)

In Topic: New and Clueless

26 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

Pointers and memory management do indeed seem to be the root of 'BAD C++, BAD!' dry.png


Andy, dreamer, I didn't mean to imply you're both bashing on C++, it was more a generic 'if you go anywhere on the net they'll tell you C++ is bad', sorry if it came across as against you two.


I know my high school introduced CS as a subject once it became an academy and from what I've heard they use Javascript in year 1 and progress into C/C++ in year 2. I guess they're hoping it kindles the interest of the sleeping CS gods biggrin.png

In Topic: New and Clueless

26 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

Everyone is against C++ for beginners but I began with it and I'm doing just fine.


Lots of games companies make their games in C++; don't be put off because people say it's not a nice beginner language. They're right - it's not, and C# is a much better language.


EDIT: Not at all to undermine the experiences and thoughts of others - just get tired of seeing 'DON'T YOU DARE START C++' when a majority of the industry uses it.