C projects and self studying

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    C projects and self studying

    Hi everyone

    unfortunately Ive not been able to post up my code this year as its been for uni and they are quite strict on plaguarism.

    This summer I hope to get involved in some projects and practice and self study for c programming and will be able to post up whatever Im doing and actively get invovled in practising code and things and wondered if I could get some suggestions on what to get involved in, what to learn, any group projects going on, and anything I can do over the summer to improve my c programming skills

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    The answer to all of those implied questions depends on your level of skill and what level of skill you are targeting.

    That said, the fact that you are asking implies that you haven't spent a lot of time programming so my suggestion is unfortunately very obvious: spend a lot of time programming.

    By the way, again assuming your newbishness, you need to avoid the programs of the real world. As is always the case, the real world is ugly; this is just as true for programming. Code written for the real world programs are going to be ugly, poorly documented, make wild assumptions, and will regularly violate the standard. It isn't useful for a programmer at your level to be inundated with those horrors.

    Instead, focus on the purity of practice. Have you worked every example problem in your text book? I know you haven't so you need to start with those.

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    yeh am defo a newbie. im studying it for my electronics degree. Im not that strong at programming but id like to get involved in making some games and trying out exercises and things in order to be really strong and comfortable with writing programs and using all of the various techniques at our disposal.

    Definitely I have more to do in terms of working through my exercise book but aswell i also wondered if there are any projects or things going on here that i could get involved in, in order to better my skills?

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    We don't really do projects here as a community, but I'm sure if you looked around you would find such a community.

    Last time we tried, as I recall, we didn't even get started with a single line of code before newbies had driven the concept into feature creep hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawud.Beale View Post
    yeh am defo a newbie. im studying it for my electronics degree. Im not that strong at programming but id like to get involved in making some games and trying out exercises and things in order to be really strong and comfortable with writing programs and using all of the various techniques at our disposal.
    Not all of game programming is graphics. I'm currently working on a map of functors to map input to actions to take, with the key possible coming from another map, so I'm using C++.

    What languages do you know? What particular areas of programming do you know?

    I've got several projects in mind, all interrelated with the goal of merging them later down the road.
    Last edited by Cynic; 04-26-2012 at 07:44 PM.

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    Im learning C and plan to try to learn it inside out

    I mainly use it for electronics related things but am happy to get more practice in on different non electronics related projects

    my aim is to become a pro with C and be able to do pretty much anything C is capable of doing

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