View Poll Results: How do you learn programming?

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How are you learning programming?

This is a discussion on How are you learning programming? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I'm reading books... C++ was my first language. Learnt out of several books. I'm developing quite a library of computer ...

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    I'm reading books... C++ was my first language. Learnt out of several books.

    I'm developing quite a library of computer hardware/software/development/cryptography books. I also made full use of the CD ROMS that came with the books and the internet of course, also from other programmers I know.

    Then I'll get taught it all again in university. (C, C++ and Java[argle!] that is...).

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    Hmm... shouldn't this really be in the GD board rather than C++?

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    Well maybe....you're the second person that asks this same question.

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    im half and half
    lol

    i learn stuff at school and try out crazy stuff that i've been thinking about at home
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    I need to get in tough with that Exterra guy... neither of us are out of High school... Sorry if I have the wrong name - whoever has the SpngeBob avatar...

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    Well man I don't who you're talking about....what grade are you in?
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

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    Exterria?

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    Yeah that's him. Two things - in my other message, I meant in touch, not tough, and I'm in 9th grade.

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    I taught myself C++ by going to websites and exerimenting. Though I've still got a little ways to go in terms of OO design, I can write relatively well-organized code to solve most problems.

    I joined the AP CompSci A class under the impression that, though the beginning stuff would be simple, it would eventually help me to get a more academic view of programming and a better idea of how to design my classes. I was sadly mistaken. When the teacher (though a CompSci major) has to give your code to an ex-student to grade because he doesn't understand linked lists (or at least their implimentation in C++), you know you're in the wrong class. Basically, it's a free period for me, and it's the last period of my day, so I can get some homework done during it. And I'm getting AP credits. So it's not all that bad. But it's not where I learned how to program. If anything, it's where I try to help teach how to program.

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    Hey sean, how advanced are u? By the way, i am in 10th grade and have programming for about a year and a half.

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    Geez sounds like you guys have some bad teachers. If you are at a college and paying for bad teaching ..that's just crazy. I would be in the dean's office complaining so fast it wouldn't even be funny.

    I am self taught to some extent..but fortunately I have excellent and extremely experienced professors. These guys know what they are doing and know how to teach it. Two of them in particular ..are insulted if you read the book that they are forced to assign to the course. They prefer to be called Mr. over being called Professor as well. They say that title has lost all value. It's funny.

    P.S This should be on the GD board

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    >>BTW, I think that this thread should be moved to the GD >>board, don't you?

    >>Or is it only about C++?

    It's C++.

    Self taught. teacher don't know what the f*$k they're doing.
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    >>teacher

    Teachers
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    Yeah.. at school..

    A good learner must be a self learner. But the question here is if he/she needs help or guide from school.

    Here the question is about programming not in any specific language. School guide me in a formal way.. all ins,out. and I'm forced to move with class. And least, it follows text books.
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    Originally posted by DISGUISED
    Geez sounds like you guys have some bad teachers. If you are at a college and paying for bad teaching ..that's just crazy. I would be in the dean's office complaining so fast it wouldn't even be funny.
    Nah, I'm in highschool... And i wouldnt say i have a bad teacher, just he kinda lets us explore and helps us if we need it.

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