Thread: Program ideas...

  1. #1
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    Nov 2002

    Arrow Program ideas...

    I need some help. I'm running low on ideas for programs to write. I understand basic and some intermediate C++. I did write a calculator, and some other programs. It just seems like every idea that pops in my head seems either boring or too advanced for me. Writing games isn't really my thing, applications mainly.

    Maybe someone should make a list of good programs for people to write and put it up on the site.

    Thank you

  2. #2
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    Aug 2001
    Waterloo, Texas
    Heh, my problem is too many ideas

    How about:

    1) A program which strips HTML tags from file and generates statistics for a hypothetical browser, such as image size, justification etc, er, then just email me that one when your done

    2) A winzip style program that packs files into one, plus allows viewing of the packed contents, such as filenames, sizes, etc. As a bonus, add compression.

    3) A program that simulates an electronic circuit, generating values in real time based on input from the keyboard. Implement filters and modulators as a bonus.

    4) Calculate pi. Have the program run in the background for as long as possible. It should append results to the screen.

    5) A console-based flight simulator that responds in real time to keyboard input. Track fuel, windspeed, direction, altitude, etc., and simulate external variations of temperature, pressure, windshear, etc. Use threads.

    6) A program which turns ordinary files into meta-files, using your own meta-file format. ie:
    [user passes a file to the command line] conv_with_einstein.doc
    [prompt] "What subject is this?"
    ...such that it generates a file conv_with_einstein.mft, so that when you search your "knowledge base", you can look up content based on type/keywords/etc.

    7) A program that runs upon startup and constantly monitors whether you're connected to the internet. If so, the program shows in the corner of the desktop, if not, hidden.
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
        return std::pow
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;

  3. #3
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    Feb 2002

    dont suppose..

    don't suppose u know windows programming yet?
    i got a ton of programming tasks windows wise.. as for console or whatever not too many applications i can think of making..

  4. #4
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    Sep 2002

    Thumbs up

    Have you ever thought of solving programming problems in textbooks. These are usually at the end of the chapters. OOP ones are especially good!!
    Mr. C: Author and Instructor

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