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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011, 02:43:20 AM »
For some, it seems that programming with visual basic is for donkeys. But it is not. The question is not the programming language, is a question of talent (coder's brain).

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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2011, 10:06:49 AM »
For some, it seems that programming with visual basic is for donkeys. But it is not. The question is not the programming language, is a question of talent (coder's brain).


I agree, it doesn't matter if you use VB or C# to do your coding it all gets reduced to CLI and behaves similarly.
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2011, 09:06:15 PM »
With that email ending .edu you know you get all this(full-version) software for free

https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx

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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 09:28:07 PM »
the standards I have to go by

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Coding Standards
1. Use meaningful names that give the reader a clue as to the purpose of the thing being
named.
2. Use comments at the start of the program to identify the purpose of the program, the
author and the date written.
3. Use comments at the start of each procedure to describe the purpose of the procedure and
the purpose of each parameter to the procedure.
4. Use comments at the start of each section of the program to explain what that part of the
program does.
5. Use consistent indentation:(insert page and a half of examples)
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011, 10:16:43 PM »
With that email ending .edu you know you get all this(full-version) software for free

https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx

Cool, although some of them are free even if you don't have the .edu email address.
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2011, 12:33:51 AM »
finally (geez) hit recursion in my programming class.

and I happened to be wearing my recursion t-shirt....
(like this one)
http://recursivetees.spreadshirt.com/recursion-definition-A4324133
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 01:57:41 AM »
It seems most code houses try to go with self documenting code, and are lite on the comments.
I'm very surprised that the use of VB, since it is the most platform dependant language.  In a world where you're more likely to make a buck writing apps for smart phones, colleges are teaching  VB?  :-o


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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2011, 10:45:14 AM »
It seems most code houses try to go with self documenting code, and are lite on the comments.
I'm very surprised that the use of VB, since it is the most platform dependant language.  In a world where you're more likely to make a buck writing apps for smart phones, colleges are teaching  VB?  :-o



Not only are they teaching VB, but they are using 2008 Express, even though 2010 Express is available, and VB is a required class ... in fact they won't let you take any higher level classes (C++ is considered a higher level class) until you do the VB class.
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2011, 11:09:11 AM »
That is the class I am in now. You have to take the intro C++ class first because it is a preq. to all classes

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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2011, 01:21:56 PM »
So, my instructor changed the first assignment from the hands on exercise in the book to the basic "Hello World" application.

The instructions are now:
Create the Hello World! application and have at least three buttons two of which display "Hello World!" in a different language. One language must be English.

So, I chose 5 languages -
English, Spanish, French, German, and Klingon

I'm waiting to see how she reacts ;-)
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2011, 08:18:26 AM »
That is the class I am in now. You have to take the intro C++ class first because it is a preq. to all classes

I hade to take "Beginning UNIX: Linux" two semesters ago. "C Language" last semester. I just started "C++ Programming Language" last week.

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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2011, 02:25:05 PM »
..."Beginning UNIX: Linux" two semesters ago....

With CSharp:
An open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# (It also has a compiler for vb.net)  and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET
http://www.mono-project.com

Commercial add-in for visual Studio that enables developers to write .NET applications for non-Windows platforms. It allows developers to build, debug and deploy .NET applications on Linux (I tested it and seems to work well on red hat and suse).
http://mono-tools.com/

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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2011, 04:49:31 PM »
So, I had a project to turn in ... Excel ... develop a spreadsheet using supplied information and follow the instructions as written.

Item 8.
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8.   Use the buttons in the Number group on the Home tab on the Ribbon to apply the Accounting Number format to the range B4:G4 and the range B8:G8. Use the buttons in the Number group on the Home tab on the Ribbon to apply the Comma Style to the range B5:G7.

Ok, this is easy ... so I submitted my worksheet and I got -9 on the part requesting to apply the Comma Style. Well, there isn't a true comma style AFAIK, but there is a button on the Number group that has a comma on it and the tooltip says:

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Comma Style
Display the value of the cell with a thousands separator.

This will change the format of the cell to Accounting without a currency symbol.

I have emailed the instructor telling him how stupid this is .. if they wanted Number format with a thousands separator, that is what the damn instructions should have said.
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2011, 09:02:55 PM »
I got a fun one coming up... just gotta wait for it to be assigned (the for me to do it), and I'll post it here as a challenge.

(involves recursion!!!)
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Re: My first programming exercise for college
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2011, 09:13:49 PM »
I got a fun one coming up... just gotta wait for it to be assigned (the for me to do it), and I'll post it here as a challenge.

(involves recursion!!!)

I ain't doin' ya homewerk buddy
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