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502 views

Is It Late To Start Learning Programming @ 26 Years? [closed]

Is It Late To Start Learning Programming @ 26 Years? I have basic knowledge of Java and I am going to reading books and tutorial :) Also I'm thinking of studying Computer Science
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1answer
125 views

Making my code more robust [closed]

I have recently finished a piece of code that passed all tests. (Here is some idea what it does and Here is some actual code.) Problems began, however, when I run my code on the cloud with actual ...
0
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6answers
473 views

Writing and Understanding code [closed]

I can write code. I can read code but I can't implement good code. How to develop deep understanding of any framework or stuff that we are working on? Is it looking into documentation and working on ...
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211 views

Construct your solution logic in syntax or in a faster and more efficient mental model?

I am a newbie, studying programming and I came across this question today: How can I make sure that I'm actually learning how to program rather than simply learning the details of a language? A ...
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813 views

Prefer examples over documentation. Is it a behavioral problem?

Whenever I come across a new API or programming language or even simple Linux man pages, I always (ever since I remember) avoided them and instead lazily relied on examples for gaining understanding ...
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6answers
673 views

Maximum nesting for loops and conditionals?

I've written some code that has some fairly deep nests (one time, I wrote something that was a conditional check inside a forloop inside a conditional check inside a forloop inside a forloop). Is ...
3
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2answers
188 views

What is the appropriate approach to study an api when it is not well documented and there are no good tutorials around?

I am a student and I like to develop applications at my own level. While building an application I am the only one in my team. After analyzing the application I choose a library/api to use for the ...
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1k views

Is handwriting out code an efficient way to learn a programming language? [closed]

In my C++ intro class last semester, all of our tests were paper/pencil and we had to write out code with a pen or pencil in order to answer questions. It seemed counterintuitive at the time, but also ...
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2answers
532 views

High Schooler learning to program (Objective C) on my own — What are the essential things I need to learn? [closed]

About a year and a half ago I became interested in learning to program (specifically, iOS). Since my school currently lacks computer science classes (well next year they say they might have one using ...
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5answers
643 views

Am I doing wrong in my programming learning journey? [closed]

Well, I always liked programming, but I've never been committed or tied to any real project. I learned some autoit, some c#, some html and css. Now I've been hired as apprentice as programmer by an IT ...
8
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5answers
6k views

What are the pros and cons of HTML5, native and hybrid mobile app approaches?

I want to develop a mobile application .. I read lately an article on Telerik Forum : it compares among three types of mobile application and I don't know which one should I select to begin with .. ...
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8answers
977 views

Is writing software easier than reading and understanding it from scratch? [closed]

Me and a friend of mine were discussing yesterday about differences between writing a large C++ software and understanding it as a new recruit. Is it possible that since a software gets done one line ...
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3answers
3k views

Char and unsigned char [closed]

Where is unsigned char used in C ( please tell about some real-world examples )? Why would we need both char and unsigned char? Char ranges from -127 to 128 ( 8-bit integer ) Unsigned Char ranges ...
7
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5answers
660 views

Will I learn more from changing other people's code?

I am currently trying to break through the intermediate coder stage to advanced and needless to say it's been tough. I have been working through several books with example code. I have felt lately ...
3
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2answers
572 views

Programming methodology - best way to level up? [closed]

Ok, so I'm at a point where I think I have my basics down. I'd like to think I'm just starting to become an intermediate dev. So, how do I level up here? It feels like I have reached my threshold, ...
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4answers
939 views

Learning by doing (and programming by trial and error)

How do you learn a new platform/toolkit while producing working code and keeping your codebase clean? When I know what I can do with the underlying platform and toolkit, I usually do this: I create ...
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3answers
430 views

Does studying other people's programs help in self growth?

Should I be studying big softwares written by other people in our company? My work may be a small sub module on the top of that software, and I may not be required to know what goes beneath the hood, ...
1
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1answer
190 views

Knowing so much but application is a problem? [closed]

In my work, my friends always tell me, you know so much about computer science, electronics engineering,..etc. But I have difficulty in applying them and my code is crap. How to solve that problem? ...
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8answers
1k views

Is perfectionism a newbie's friend or enemy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do you draw the line for your perfectionism? I see that the development community is very focused on doing things the right way and personally I would like to do ...
2
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3answers
587 views

How To Start Programming [closed]

I have taken a programming course 2 years ago but I haven't worked in programming since then. I recently found a programmer job, but there is no programming team so for me to gain valuable experience ...
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7answers
2k views

How can I get my progress reviewed as a solo junior developer

I am currently working for a 2 person company, as the solo primary developer. My boss gets the clients, mocks up some png design templates and hands them over to me. This system has been working fine ...
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2answers
527 views

I cannot understand the application of oops How can I develop the understanding of application of oops?

I am struggling hard to learn the application of Object Oriented Programming since last 2 years. I am a developer in PHP technology, I am aware of almost all the basics of OOPS, but still cannot find ...
2
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4answers
558 views

The benefits of using RAII in C++

Suppose I'm a teacher and I want to explain to my students what are the benefits of using RAII in C++: I need a very good example, full of details, but that is easy to understand. Which approach ...
4
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5answers
317 views

Is it normal to feel like you forgot many things in language after a lapse? [closed]

I'm coming back to C++ after a month. I still didn't start practicing but seeing my old code gives me nauseous feeling like I'm seeing something new even with simple small code. Is this normal? Will ...
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2answers
235 views

What would be a good set of first programming problems that would help a non-CS graduate to learn programming?

I'm looking at helping a friend learn programming (I'm NOT asking about the ideal first language to learn programming in). She's had a predominantly mathematical background (majoring in Maths for both ...
2
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2answers
187 views

Globally important concepts to understand? [closed]

I have a history of web development using LAMP + html/css (though I admit the LAMP aspect isn't in great depth) and would like to follow the career path of software developer, so I'm currently ...
8
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7answers
378 views

How can we deal with experiental gaps in learning of programmers or any technology field?

This problem is a re-occuring one in my experiences. That of the ability to learn from other people's experiences, and being able to share what I have learned. Part of the problem of this learning ...
2
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3answers
1k views

How do you find the most optimized way to write code?

In my programming career, I have written Java and PHP, Javascript and a little Ruby. I am not a CS major but got into web development from a more broad Internet Professional associates degree, which ...
1
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3answers
281 views

Most commonly forgotten thing to do when programming/web developing

Does anyone else have that one thing they always forget to do when programming or developing a website? Personally mine is forgetting to include the Doctype in a website...the amount of time i have ...
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2answers
271 views

How to choose a new technology for mastering and not lose sense of reality and practicality?

How to choose the right next step in learning programming and mastering new technologies? I have experience with WinForms applications in C# .NET. Next what I see as a good area of expanding the ...