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    Cool The Next Programming Step

    So I'm a University student and a self taught programmer. Most of my experienxe is with C++. I did some 2D game development in C++ and got up to some server and client management (can upload if anyone wants to see , my best is a 2d multiplayer minecraftish game). I guess you could call me a Low-Mid programmer. The problem is that Ive exhausted most of the classic online learning tools for programming. I feel like im at the point where ill learn a lot more from making actual useful programs than anything else. I just have no idea what to make! I know there are some highly expetienced programmers on this forum and Im hoping one of you was at one point in the same position i am now so you can give me a kick in the right direction.

    Sorry for any crap grammar or spelling, typing from my phone

    Edit: somehow a smiley wormed its way into my title... stupid phone >_>
    Last edited by Endo42; 04-16-2012 at 12:17 PM.

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    I am in a similar boat, i have taken very few programming classes,
    visual basics 4.0 in like 7th grade
    and recently a Intro to computer algebraic equations class in college, which turned out to be a c++ class
    when looking for ideas think outside the box, try to come up with ideas to simplify tedious activities.

    zach was nice enough to explain how to use a wrapper for me, and all the other programers are more than willing to answer questions or point you in the right direction.
    if you ask them the right questions.

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    Learn a new programming language. Try PHP, you will be amazed at the readability, control, and performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachafer View Post
    Learn a new programming language. Try PHP, you will be amazed at the readability, control, and performance.
    I think I'll give PHP a shot. Haven't looked into it at all before.

    Quote Originally Posted by ./m View Post
    Multiplayer game making isn't exactly a newbie thing ;p

    One thing that can keep me busy with programming is when I'm in a math class, thinking of a way to solve the problems with programs. Or other science classes. When you're looking at graph theory it leads to some fun ideas.

    Also, to change it up try learning a new language.
    I spent all my highschool math classes making programs on my calculator so that I had to do almost 0 work xD



    Thanks for the advice guys

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