Thread: Programming Contest Ideas?

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    Student Forever! bookworm's Avatar
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    Programming Contest Ideas?

    There's gonna be a programming contest in our college soon. I wanna participate and would like to create something in the .net platfrom.
    The problem is , I can't think of a program to create. Please help me ou, just pop your ideas, be it web applications or text editors, whatever...just say it....soon.

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    Registered User whackaxe's Avatar
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    an automatic homework-thread deleting script bet that would please the judges (assuming they are teachers)
    I loathe pointers

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    I think something that can solve a problem outside the IT domain, like a program that can calculate some simple definite integrals (for maths) or some sort of chemistry app with the table of elements and that can understand and parse those molecular thingies (don't do chem) would go down well with teachers, as not only would it be somewhat complex, but it addresses a problem you or your peers might face (and thus has some real world value).

    Programmers are here to solve problems for businesses or for other people, and not just for the sake of coding. I think by recognising this in your application you would deserve a few bonus marks.

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    Calculating definite integrals is not a particularly difficult task. Calculating indefinite integrals on the other hand, or even symbolic differentiation could be a little bit of a challenge, though.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    Bob Dole for '08 B0bDole's Avatar
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    write a program that is your girlfriend, I've always wanted to code myself a girlfriend.

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    Just Lurking Dave_Sinkula's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0bDole
    write a program that is your girlfriend, I've always wanted to code myself a girlfriend.
    Reminded me of Girlfriend2.0.
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    girlfiend1.0 was the funniest thing i have read in a long time.
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