What kind of programs should I start writing?

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    Code Monkey thats a pretty harsh comment to say. Hoewever i partially agree. The school system doesnt teach programming as well as you need to. I myself started programming around 11 or 12. IM now 15. The reason i learned QBasic or basic on my own tehn moved to java then c++ was becuase the school system doesnt get into true depth on it. My brother took it in school and his syntax sucks and ended up dropping it. Even more so most school in the New york area as i know are now dropping or have dropped the C++ language and are only teaching JAVA when c++ is a highly demanded job.
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    Agreed, learning on your own is best. Truthfully, most schools computer teachers are the System Admins, and the System Admins only know enough on the programming languages taught in order to grade you. If schools were supposed to teach us everything then why have College or University? I'm kinda glad that they don't teach everything about programming methods, or else some dumbass will take your job Also, I'm glad that they teach JAVA now in U.S. schools instead of C/C++, cause then C/C++ will pay more as demand increases. (In Canada, or at least Alberta, no schools teach anything above VB).

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    To be honest I find it very surprising that anyone learns programming in school at the ages of 11 - 16. I certainly didn't until I got to university. I would think it far too specialised a subject to teach at that age.

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    The closest thing to programming my highschool offers is programming in Visual Basic (at the grade 12 level) and yes, it is taught by the system admin.

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    In my school they teach QBASIC as an introductry class. THis is high school. Then COBOL as the next class. And if your in the top 15 of each class or something u get AP C++. But starting next year their changing it to AP JAVA. Its stupid cuz i looked at the C++ ap test and the review and the hardest thing they did was arrays and thats easy. The topics they covered werent even in depth.
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    Originally posted by Eibro
    The closest thing to programming my highschool offers is programming in Visual Basic (at the grade 12 level) and yes, it is taught by the system admin.
    Wow, you're getting screwed. I got QB when I was in grade 6, and VB in grade 10-12. But I went to a private school from grade 5-9, so maybe thats why.

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    were do u live im moving there lol
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    Just for a bit of fun, since I taught myself QBasic starting in 4th grade and then moved to a bit of VB...I'm gonna edit that code a bit

    Code:
     if class = 1 then 
    	life = 250
    	mana = 100
    	classchar$ = "Warrior"
    end if
    
    if class = 2 then 
    	life = 100
    	mana = 310
    	classchar$ = "Warlock"
    end if
    A bit faster, better coding practice because there are fewer tests, and it's a bit closer to C

    My school offers "Beginning Programming Basic" and "Continuing Programming Basic" for Juniors and Seniors...I considered taking them, and then I read the course description. I already knew all of the stuff from both classes, and a logical person could teach themself all the material in a few days. Bah. Keep trying with C++, don't give up.
    Away.

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    I have the pleasure of living in Florida- Palm Beach County. We have a great educational system and we REALLY know how to vote.

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