Thread: What are your current project(s)?

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    But seriously now, does seem like an interesting project... for C/C++. Ahaha! Ok, I'll stop laughing now
    But C/C++ is not a programming language

    On a more serious note, the choice is between Java or C since none of my other group members know C++, and since they are all not proficient in C (including me, actually), Java is the only realistic option unless we want to take a risk with C. I expect that we will end up using JNI for some things and thus write some C code anyway, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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    Best of luck. Should be an interesting project.
    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    I'm currently developing a new, more modern "Hello World!" program. It's beta, right now, but I'll be hiring testers shortly.
    I was looking for a similar me if you want to hire me.....what's the salary ?

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    Holy ........ man! I know who you are! I thought maybe
    your name was just a fan service to him! But after seeing
    the links to your homepage in this thread... dude, you
    are him!

    You're a celebrity! There was a whole thread about
    you on another forum I frequently visit. it was about your
    heroic 500 hours on Level 2 in Bubsy 3D.
    Staying away from General.

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    I have been writing a program to help me play poker online.
    It scans through the hand histories of your previous games and builds up statistics
    on each player, ie how many games they have played, how much they win/lose and how often
    they perform various actions. I have modified it to work on a different site too, which stores
    it's data in a different form and has slightly different information in the hand histories.
    I intend to get it to work other sites too.
    The problem is that there is a lot of code which is pretty common/similar but with slight
    differences too, so I have to maintain a second program for each. Also there are different
    types of games such as fixed limit betting and no limit betting, although I no longer play
    fixed limit so I abandoned that version. I also have a version for tournement games which
    have a slight difference in that you play for chips not cash but I should have incorporerated
    that in to cash game program in an ideal world. There is much more data I could extract such
    as a different data set for different stakes and number of players etc but sometimes you
    can have too much infomation! Probably the single most telling piece of information is
    whether a player wins or loses and how much (per hand). It has no GUI, just a set of data for each
    active table and one global file for every player, which I view in Notepad++.
    Probably the hardest part is testing, especially if there small descrepancy somewhere which
    usually arises from me not understanding the hand history or some rare condition/event in
    the hand.
    There are also some actions which require some manual intervention such as updating my
    main 'database' which I could automate and some bits of code I need to tidy up to make
    porting to a different site easier. However I have shyed away from doing that because if it
    makes a 'mistake' I will have to run the program from scratch, which on one site involves
    processing over 1/2 a million files which 'takes a while'
    However it is not so much the processing which takes the time it is the file access, if I run it
    again with the files buffered in memory it is about ten times faster, so I may as well have
    written it in basic!!
    I play at two other sites (occasionally) so they will be next on the 'port to' list.
    The next feature I might add is to keep a balance of how much I win/lose to a particular
    player so I can do something about it!!!
    However I expect this would merely follow the overall winners/losers list.

    Obviously you can buy a program to do all this for you but I can't afford it because I have
    lost all my money at poker
    Last edited by esbo; 02-24-2008 at 10:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobDole View Post
    Consulting for a company that develops software for nuclear power plants.
    <Cause/Stop Nuclear Meltdown>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    My current project is trying to have my cozy bookstore business survive in a country that doesn't like to read.
    It is not so much people don't want to read but it is so much easier read stuff on the internet.
    I have not bought a book since I got connected to the web, not that I bought many before
    hand. People still like to read but many types of books have been made redundant by the web. I certaintly stopped buying newpapers once I had web access, helped pay my ISP
    charges anyway!

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    I have an internship offer this summer for working on ship design/simulation software.
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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