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C++ Course, Signup!

Post by Flocke » Sun May 20, 2012 4:40 am

Course started with C++ Lesson1: Preparations :!: :!:


Interest in C++ recently raised alot with the Yet Another BotF Clone project.

While I'm still in doubt this project will succeed others like Supremacy (which admittedly isn't it's goal right off) and I fear it will take years to become comparable complete to good old BotF, I feel this is the right time to get modders into C++.
Noone is too dumb for C++, it's just a mighty topic to get into, specially when you're on your own.
You all can help in getting that project done, and for BotF modding C++ will become increasingly more important, too, so we should not miss the current enthusiasm. Without motivation, forget about learning C++.

To get this course started, I want at least 5 people sign, forum members known to be interested in botf.
Nonetheless, every botf fan is welcome to participate!
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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by anjel » Sun May 20, 2012 9:45 am

you know that i´ll be glad to join, to expand my knowledge where a few has gone before, lol. So i´m in :)
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Post by Dr_Breen » Sun May 20, 2012 10:40 am

I am familiar with Java already. I'm in. i guess the logic is the same but the syntax isn't. there's also a few thing like memory management which you don't have to deal with in Java i'd like to become familiar with.

I'd like to remember that we still have a TS3 server running which can be used by afc.
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Post by Lathon » Sun May 20, 2012 12:33 pm

Dr_Breen wrote:I am familiar with Java already. I'm in. i guess the logic is the same but the syntax isn't. there's also a few thing like memory management which you don't have to deal with in Java i'd like to become familiar with.

I'd like to remember that we still have a TS3 server running which can be used by afc.
C++ and Java are very similar, and you'll get a hang of it really quickly. The only problems you'll run into are really pointers, and the rest of memory management for C++.

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Post by Flocke » Sun May 20, 2012 1:39 pm

There are much more differences than memory management.
Take template programming for reference, or the std library, you can almost call it to be part of the languague by now, especially with C++11.
Java comes with a huge range of Core-Library functions right of the box, with C++ you rather use external libraries if not contained in std library.

But it's true, having learned Java you already know most of the basics and template programming is an advanced topic you can leave apart.
However I don't want to limit on newbs in programming. If you already know on C++, help teaching, or if you're interested in advanced topics, ask. I know the languague to quite an extend by now. ;)

First thing we'll gotta talk on is compilers, IDEs, general C++ concepts and a simple HelloWorld application to give people an overview and a smooth start. Later we'll go on with basics and decide on interest.

So I see two (and a half) signups so far, and I already read of AT LEAST two more interested people in the BotF-Clone thread.
I'm looking forward to the next three signups! :D

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Post by Tethys » Sun May 20, 2012 2:06 pm

I would like to sign up, however you all already know my schedule is not a set one, and I am unable to make this serious of a commitment at this time. I will follow the thread/read along if the course is publicized (on the forums), so you could say this is the other half of the signup ;)
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Post by thunderchero » Sun May 20, 2012 2:23 pm

"HelloWorld" no..............

anything but that. Any way you should know by now I am too old (you can't teach an old dog new tricks) I doubt I would ever be of any coding help to QD's project. I will be lucky to understand just enough to get me in trouble. for adjusting values and compiling.

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Post by Flocke » Sun May 20, 2012 2:51 pm

thunderchero wrote:I will be lucky to understand just enough to get me in trouble.
I take that as signup number 3.75 :)

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Post by xDx » Sun May 20, 2012 4:40 pm

I am definitely interested in learning new tricks so you can sign me up completely. Of course I do have two main reservations... 1.) I know nothing of coding except the hex edit I taught myself once I started modding BotF and I can read ASM a very little... I know what Java is, C++ etc but if I were to join you would need to start very VERY basic for my Pakled brain to comprehend. So with that said I am willing to learn and I'm not exactly a slouch to learning things quickly so I leave it your decision if you want my brain=go to tag along in this endeavor. And 2.) as tethys said, my schedule as well is very varied between work and availability of free time plus we have two sides of the world to contend with as well and we saw how the tourney ended partially due to constrained times schedule. I, tethys (and Angel I believe) are GMT-5, TC I think is central (GMT-6) and Flocke, Breen (GMT+1) Lathon I'm not sure. So we should try and find a time (say 5 pm eastern time my time) that all will be awake and conscious to participate in this class. If we can ease through that then I think we can get this class started as soon as someone else signs up :)
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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by Flocke » Sun May 20, 2012 7:24 pm

I count on you xDx!
There is no pre-requirement to participate, even if you have very few time.
This course is not going to be the classic way of setting up meetings. Instead we'll use this forum to do some talk on different topics with everyone interested participating as time permits.
I'll give you an introduction, we'll do some excercises and everyone can talk/help on questiones or whatever C++ related interest.
When there's use for ts3 or chat, you can try set up a meeting and I'll see if I can join.
But the forum has the one benefit of being time-independent and available to everyone.

The main idea of this course is to bundle your interests in C++, coordinate efforts, support each other and keep you on the right track of the endless jumble in the world of programming.

Now, who's the last 0.25 signup? :)

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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by KrazeeXXL » Wed May 23, 2012 8:28 am

nice project Flocke. :)

I needed this 2 years ago :|

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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by Flocke » Wed May 23, 2012 11:40 am

KrazeeXXL wrote:nice project Flocke. :)

I needed this 2 years ago :|
I'm sorry, but better late than never, so are you with us? :D
P.S. and please change your sig, I can't watch it anymore :lol:

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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by KrazeeXXL » Wed May 23, 2012 2:25 pm

Flocke wrote: I'm sorry, but better late than never, so are you with us? :D
P.S. and please change your sig, I can't watch it anymore :lol:

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10 CLS
20 PRINT "nope"
30 GOTO 10
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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by Flocke » Wed May 23, 2012 2:36 pm

KrazeeXXL wrote:

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10 CLS
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30 GOTO 10
Ah, come-on!
Someone else maybe? Else I've to count one twice I think. :mrgreen:
we'll start tomorrow

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Re: C++ Course, Signup!

Post by Dr_Breen » Thu May 24, 2012 2:55 pm

the nope was about the sig.
I'd love to have one where schwarenegger shows up at the end and beats the crap out of the predator.
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