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h3ro
02-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Hallo,

Are there some programs all programmers should have made? Not like the simple "hallo world" and such, but more advance projects to learn from.

Creating a raytracer and the game of life seems like something most people do

Elysia
02-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Ray tracer? Nay. Far too advanced for anyone. You need lots of knowledge about graphics.

CornedBee
02-27-2008, 03:30 PM
At the complexity level you imagine, the choices are far too broad to say that everyone should make one particular thing. How boring would that be?

Thantos
02-27-2008, 03:57 PM
The best programs are usually those that come about out of interest or need.

Dino
02-27-2008, 06:35 PM
I enjoy programming, but I enjoy the income from programming better.

I guess some people are programming theorists and enthusiasts. I do it to put bread on the table. Therefore, for me, the best programs are those in which people put a greater value on than the price I put on my programs!

Todd

h3ro
02-27-2008, 07:11 PM
I formulated myself in a bad way, the question I was trying to ask is;
If there is some types of programs all programmers should have made at some stage to show that they know their stuff (In order to get a job)?

XSquared
02-27-2008, 07:23 PM
I think it really depends on what type of job you're aiming for. If you're aiming for some type of graphics/game-related job, a raytracer would likely help. If you're more into systems/network stuff, a solid RPC demo (or something similar) would likely be more useful than a raytracer.

Mario F.
02-27-2008, 08:12 PM
I think the answer is no.

michaelp
02-27-2008, 08:18 PM
The FizzBuzz program?
http://weblog.raganwald.com/2007/01/dont-overthink-fizzbuzz.html

whiteflags
02-27-2008, 08:27 PM
>> FizzBuzz

Come on. That's not a proof of anything in the least.

Mario F.
02-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Other than the author thinks to high of himself and to low of his peers.