my first post
I have decided to study and use the C programming language for personal educational development and to pursue a game programming hobby. I work as a repair electronic technician but believe that programming will help me to develop problem solving skills i need to thrive in my career.
I choose C because it is an elegant language that is small enough to facilitate grasping all the concepts fully. Also C will hopefully allow me to stay close to the machine so that my thoughts stay close to the hardware thereby sufficing my technological curiosity. I consider myself a beginner because i never really studied programming concepts to much depth therefore, my first focus is to work thru text books i aquired over the years and also purchased online. Currently i am studying "C Programming Guide" authored by Jack Purdum, and published by Que in 1983. It is an old text but i am enjoying it immensely as i enjoy Jack Purdum's writing style.
In the '80s i programmed on the C64 as a teenager. But, to my fault i never accomplished anything but just continued to survey all that was availiable as far as code snippets but never completing anything of value to submit to society. I played alot of games so i did support many game companies.
I have haunted this message board on and off many years but never participated. Hope i can at least get 10 posts of useful questions and opinions. But at least i have my first one here .. LOL
My first question is this, my personality is that i like to see how things work and then move on so i don't have alot of perserverence to cultivate details in projects, what can i do as a game programmer that will will allow me to explore new concepts continously but at the same time be productive. My first thoughts was to work towards learning to program various game and other software engines. Anyone have any comments?