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#5144065 What path to take in programming?

Posted by ThinkingsHard on 03 April 2014 - 05:42 AM

Thank you all for you responses. I've looked into it a little bit and I've found Algorithm Design, Scientific Computing, and Game Programming to be the things that interest me the most. Now I just have to talk with my adviser about either finishing my associates in the Fall, or Spring, and then where to go for my Bachelor+. Thanks!

#5143786 What path to take in programming?

Posted by ThinkingsHard on 01 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

Hey guys,


     So, I'll get right into it. I just talked to my college adviser, and I can complete my degree next semester (Community College). We talked for a good while, and it would be a brutal semester but I could do it. Or I could take two more semesters, and take a few extra classes here or there, and get to know more of what I want to do. Let me bold this for anyone who skims  the biggest problem I'm having is that I do not know what niche in the programming world I want to fill. Do I want to be a game programmer? Maybe, it sounds like fun. Do I want to do mobile apps? Website? Back-end server? Data Analysis? Security? I don't know. And what I decide on, matters. If I decide of mobile apps, he suggested taking the extra semester, and taking a course with him in C# (The main language they teach in the college is Java, for 3 semesters, so that's the only language most of us know who come from there).

    So if anyone has suggestions, or brief layouts of the different niches in the programming world, that would help a lot. I know you might be hesitant to try to suggest anything, because you don't want to push someone into doing something. It's a decision they need to make on their own. I'm just looking for information here, the ups and downs of certain fields, so I can try to plan accordingly.


**Edit** It's early and I have to leave for work right now, but it seems I failed to mention that I DO plan on pursuing a Bachelors, and hopefully even a Masters degree in Computer Science. I'm just trying to decide if I should get my Associates a semester early, or take the extra semester, and an extra class or two, before going on to a four year school.**Edit**



#5079971 Ball in Pong stops moving

Posted by ThinkingsHard on 23 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

Yeah, I tweaked a LOT of the current code, I've gotten the ball to move around the screen left right up and down now. I ended up deleting almost everything I've posted here.

#5079049 Teaming up to learn programming

Posted by ThinkingsHard on 19 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

I am looking to team up with a person or persons to learn more about programming, to do projects and the like with.[deleted by moderator]

#5004689 Requesting Assistance

Posted by ThinkingsHard on 27 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Serapth, I take your warning seriously, however know that Alice isn't afraid of the dark, does not easily scare, and likes long walks in a forest talking about the philosophical problems and solutions related to Chance as a manipulable force.

Kuramayoko10, I will indeed my good sir / ma'am.