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    Re: ada programming??

    What does your problem have to do with Ada?

    For a great introduction to algorithms, check out MIT's Introduction to Algorithms. It's a bit heavy, but worth the effort.
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    Re: learn C before C++?

    TIP: Try to use advanced features like templates from the beginning. STL data structures like string and vector will save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.
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    Re: Computer Science FAIL

    I wish I could find a new college, but that's just not possible. College education is cheap in India, so everyone wants to get a degree. The result is too many applicants for very few seats. Every...
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    Computer Science FAIL

    All right, this is what happened in college today. Quoting from my blog :



    Here's the link to the post on my blog, if anybody wants to share it :...
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    Re: Book Suggestions

    Pick up CLRS only if you're comfortable with maths. I tried reading it a couple of times, but gave up because it goes out of the way to be rigorous and (mathematically) correct. I'll read it again...
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    Re: Learning Django

    I'm not a Django expert, but I do know a little of it. Take my word with a grain of salt.

    Did you run syncdb after creating your model?


    ./manage.py syncdb

    The sql command merely prints the...
  7. Re: Is it reasonable to write games in C these days?

    C++ would just make things easier. More libraries, more docs and OOP.
  8. Re: becoming a developer...where do i start??? PLZ!!!

    Here's a nice resource - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette

    This is not to say we're offended or anything. This forum is for helping people out, and that's what we're doing :)

    You already...
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    Re: Python Module for Program Icons

    There's this simple module to access the Windows registry - http://docs.python.org/library/_winreg.html

    Just get a list of installed programs and their corresponding icon paths. In case the icon...
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    Re: [Help] Need ideas for programs to make.

    <SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT>

    I have just the solution to your problem.

    I've just installed a little Wiki on my new website to collect programming ideas which can be implemented in under a week's...
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    Re: Looking for a good C++ book

    Thinking in C++ is probably your best bet. Volume 1 covers the basics, so you might want to skip it and get volume 2 instead. In any case, you can read both of them online for free on Bruce Eckel's...
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    Re: Is "Today" A Programming Utopia?

    I wonder : how does one "automate" writing code for, say, Doom 3? Can someone please write a Python script that can build the next Facebook, please?

    Better idea! Let's write a program that can...
  13. Re: is it possible to profile a function c/c++

    I've never used it, but I hear good things about this : http://valgrind.org/
  14. Re: Laptop for XNA or OpenGl or Pygame development? What specs needed?

    I have an 8600GT in my PC. Works fine for every game I've played. Cost me $170 a couple of months back. Must be cheaper now.
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    Re: College or teach myself

    Phew. UbuntuForums is sane, rational and intelligent. The tab next to the one showing this page is a Reddit page full of comments on how a degree is useless. Just because you can learn programming on...
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    Re: Need Programming Guide

    If anybody still wants to know, Bruce Eckel's Thinking in C++ is an excellent book. It's available for free online, so you can try it out before purchasing it.
  17. Re: Fake windows.h in Linux for compiling windows applications to work on Linux?

    What the OP is asking is exactly what the WINE project is trying to do. When you run a Windows executable in WINE, it translates Windows API calls to their equivalent calls under UNIX. If you have...
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    Re: Strange request

    Liberty Basic seems like it's Windows only. If you use LB, your app won't run on Linux (at least not nativey).

    As I said before, choose Ruby. It's simple to learn, and has a great library called...
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    Re: Strange request

    Are you sure you want to jump into web development? I mean, writing code for the web might be easier, but actually setting up the environment can be pretty frustrating. What if you want to show your...
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    Re: C++ in 21 days? Really?

    Whoa. I wish I could make decisions like that :(

    Righto then! Pizza it is. No! Wait! I don't want pizza at this time of the day. What about a sandwich instead? But I'll have to make a sandwitch...
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    Re: What language should I learn? For games

    C++, like Perl, is a sort of pick and choose language (more so now than before, thanks to the absurd syntactical whatsits they're adding in C++0X). Before sitting down to code, just take a paper and...
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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    @pritesh
    Code::Blocks uses GCC behind the scenes :) In fact, any development environment that runs on a UNIX (Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, the BSDs etc.) system probably uses GCC as the default...
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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    I see you're from India (which part, BTW?), so before I suggest *anything* I'd like to tell you this : if you're using Turbo C++, you're shooting yourlsef in the foot. Turbo C++ is an old, non...
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    Re: thought this was humorous

    Here's another poem for Perl people : http://plig.org/things/poem.html
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    Re: What language should I learn? For games

    No need to move to Python 3 yet. The 2.x branch will be actively developed for a long time. Just keep an eye on the PyGame homepage to make sure *they* haven't moved to Python 3. If your library of...
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