Thread: "Out of Ideas"

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    "Out of Ideas"

    Hey, just wondering if anyone has some ideas on programs to write. I have been programming for a while now and i dont have any ideas on what programs to make. Im not quite an expert yet but im not a beginner either, but all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    For example, you can try to do a RPG game (without graphics) using files, structs... all you learned.

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    Code Chef, Project Euler, SPOJ.

    That will keep you busy!

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    - Make a phone book
    - Make a task scheduler
    - Make a "Mad Libs" style program
    - Learn about a data structure you know nothing about
    - If you're under 31.5 years old, write a program that will calculate your one billionth second alive (mine was just this past April)
    - Write a program to automate a task for work or your hobbies
    - Pick a new library and start learning that (if you're code is strictly console-based, consider a GUI or game library)
    - Buy some hardware and start learning how to program embedded devices

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    I know how you feel, I often end up out of ideas too. It's hard to make the switch from beginner to expert without some kind of formal learning plan.

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    Ask a friend or family member for something they need, and code it. Outside of my professional work, almost everything I've coded has been for either my own benefit or for someone I know. Asking other people is a more accurate representation of what professional coding is like.
    You ever try a pink golf ball, Wally? Why, the wind shear on a pink ball alone can take the head clean off a 90 pound midget at 300 yards.

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    Thanks heaps for all those suggestions guys, that will keep me going for a while.

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