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Dec
8
comment Alternatives to Professional Version Control
What software do they write documents in? Chances are that there is a plugin to integrate with your versioning software already.
Aug
2
comment Should I plan ahead, or figure out programs as I'm writing them?
cs.umd.edu/class/spring2003/cmsc838p/Process/waterfall.pdf That paper?
Aug
1
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
^ Same as above, I'm about 1/3 through, struggling with parts, but it's really interesting.
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
That's it though isn't it, where is the point when you give up? I find that when I sit down and concentrate I find it very easy to understand the concepts, just sometimes I look at how far I still have to go and find it to present a mountain that appears very hard to scale :)
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
How strong do your math skills have to be?
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
@Joel, it is pretty daunting for someone new to programming, I guess it depends on whether your aim is to become an expert in your field, or just as a hobby in your free time... But thanks for posting that reading list, this is an interesting thread and I'll definitely dedicate some time to reading those books!
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
Is this really the only way to be a good programmer? I'm someone that wants to study programming in my spare time and that's a bit of a daunting list for someone new to the industry...
Jul
27
comment Funding Agile Projects
@sunwukung - No, not really, sitting and planning a backlog is a good idea for Agile as well, it's the implementation of the development process that differentiates Agile from Waterfall (Agile is more iterative). I think your main hurdle after selling Agile to your consumer is actually going to be implementing it, I've been through this a few times and it can be a painful process.
Jul
27
comment Funding Agile Projects
Well, just tell them that during development they're going to be able to view their project at the end of every sprint, always in a working state and ready for feedback, it shouldn't be a hard sell, agile is excellent.
Jul
27
comment Funding Agile Projects
I imagine the best way to get an idea for the end of the project would be to have a project planning meeting with your client and list all of the features that they want. Then you can build a full and complete project backlog. Sit down with your team and get them to fill out estimates for the entire backlog. Use these estimates as a rough guide to when your project will be finished.
Jul
27
comment Funding Agile Projects
Difficult to say, after a few sprints you should be able to establish your teams velocity (Amount of work you are able to do per sprint), and proving you have a full and complete backlog (List of tasks/user stories that make up a complete project) you should be able to reasonably predict your finish date by looking at your burn downs (A chart of team velocity which you can use to extrapolate your finish date and see if you are going to be able to complete all work in the sprint).
Feb
7
comment Building general programming skills?
Thanks, I'm actually giving Project Euler a go! If it gives you more detail I'm looking specifically at getting into game scripting/programming (I am already in the industry but in a different discipline) :)
Jan
24
comment Learning C# and stuck in a rut
Wise words, thanks a lot for your help guys.
Jan
24
comment Learning C# and stuck in a rut
Thanks, I've done a few things (Some WinForms Apps, an XNA sandbox game, and I'm writing a Google Stock Tracker in WPF) but I'm finding it hard to stick with a project...
Jan
24
comment Learning C# and stuck in a rut
I'd be interested in carrying on with that projects, it's only basic AI (It basically finds out where the nearest opponent is, and then finds out what angle the opponent is at, and then turns around and runs away/toward it), I do plan on adding weapons :)
Jan
24
comment Learning C# and stuck in a rut
I'll look at CodePlex, thanks.
Jan
24
comment Learning C# and stuck in a rut
Thanks, I'll have a look, I'm finding it really hard to find a project to commit to though!
Jan
24
comment Learning C# and stuck in a rut
This is the problem, I think I'm not entirely sure where my preferred area is in coding. Generally though, I like cars/bikes, and TV shows/Movies but a lot of the projects revolving around these have already been done. I'm scared of trying something massively complex as well, The most complicated thing I've done is a Human/Monster thing in XNA where the Humans run away and the Monsters run towards, but that's about it!