Do you code?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Phexion, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Phexion

    Phexion First time out of the vault

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    Jul 30, 2015
    If so, what language and what projects did you do?

    I code in Batch (sucks, I know), PHP, Visual Basic (bit slow), and C++, oh and Python too.

    I once attempted to build a replica of the authentication system of this one game, couldn't get the session tokens right, without it lagging so much, so I left it.
     
  2. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I know a little scripting and can manage within templates and make changes to other people's work just fine, but otherwise, nah. I'm nowhere near smart enough for that.
     
  3. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Before I switched to the dark side of management, my life as an Electrical Engineer was written mostly in assorted flavors of C on the hardware side. I did a little bit with Java and Perl, and I have a passing familiarity with Ruby and Python, though I never had to use them in a work context.

    For a while on the management side, I had to develop a familiarity with an assortment of internet-oriented coding, mostly related to basic stuff like HTML/DHTML/XTML, Javascript, and more than I ever wanted to know in terms of CSS related to Microsoft's enterprise-oriented version of SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Mostly the end-user facing components, and not the server side of it. I'm also reasonably familiar with SQL and VBA.

    These days, I mostly need to know these things just enough to make sure our consultants aren't selling us a load of horse-shit, and I mostly pick up enough to be dangerous on the fly. I have a couple of departments of really good technical folks to help me out on the more complicated stuff when need be, but I find things work a little better when I have a passing familiarity with the issues I am presented on a technical level. Now that I no longer need to code for work, I do occasionally miss it. Not enough to open up Vim on my own time, but I do miss it.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Only webpages in Dreamweaver. A bit of Java an PHP, I hate it. That's why I started the 3D animation and Motion Graphics courses, to have an alternative.
     
  5. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    Currently studying Python, PHP/HTML and Java.
     
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  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Did some programing like 10 years ago, had it almost for 3 years, starting with Assembler, moving to C, making scripts with Java, PHP and MySql and some stuff in HTML. Though, since I havn't done anything for years ... I really can't remember much of it anymore, like almost nothing. Just very few of the names, boolean, intenger, NOR, XNOR, arrays, loops. But I could not tell you anything about the code anymore. We didn't really created some kind of software but more how to use code to programm something like a counter, dice rolls, sensors and controlling stepper motors.
     
  7. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    No. I have studied Java but never became good enough in it. I have studied Dreamweaver and used it to do a little something but it's not what I'm currently doing as work. Also some MySQL, XML and HTML stuff.
     
  8. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Not as a profession, but i know a bit of c, golang, supercollider, clojure, scheme and have written some small terminal games like Tic-tac-toe with Common Lisp. Still reading and learning so to get proficient enough to actually write something of use. I'm also studying a bit of discrete maths, to get a better grasp on computer logic. As this is more of a hobby for me and i have to learn everything by myself, it takes a while for me to make some headway, but i enjoy it.
     
  9. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I learned Java and C/ROOT, but I don't really code at all.
    Sometimes I need to use MATLAB and ZPL (Zemax Programming Language), but it's more the exception than the rule.
    Oh, and recently I had to modify a DLL for Zemax because their internal flourescence model was nonsense, so I basically rewrote one line and recompiled. Hacking God right there.
     
  10. Nas92

    Nas92 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 8, 2012
    In high school they taught us Pascal, which is pretty useless in the real world. I tried to teach myself some C#, but I never got anywhere. I wish I had studied coding more rigorously and also that I had taken up some form of CompSci as a degree, but I get the feeling that I may not be nearly smart enough.
     
  11. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    http://wiki.freepascal.org/Projects_using_Lazarus

    Maybe try out some python, as there are endless amounts of resources for learning and developing with it.

    Also, an overview on what's popular today:

     
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  12. TheVaultKeeper

    TheVaultKeeper Deliciously Demented

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    Apr 22, 2007
    Only when I have to.... not particularly good. Mostly just steal other people's clever work, botch it together and compile it until it works. The few times I code something from scratch it takes me aeons.

    C++, C shell, Java, Perl.

    I'd love to be better at coding but it's a huge timesink. I don't play golf but I imagine it's a bit like that, if you want to be in the top 1% of skill almost all other activities goes out the window.
     
  13. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    I started off back in 3rd grade or so playing with an old 386 and dos with Qbasic to make little games during afterschool care.
    spent a few years doing stuff in basic after that and made a couple of complete games that me and my buddies played along with a cool little program I made when I was in band that would play you any song using the mobo speaker if you input the notes and durations from sheet music.

    in Highschool I moved up to Visual Basic 4.0 or so and studied html, flash (back when flash first came out) and took an advanced placement programming class which was in C++. Also took 2d and 3d animation (3dsmax) and autocad courses.

    In college I worked on learning Java and some more C based stuff.
    I dabbled in PHP when it came out.

    In later years I stopped writing much code (im a sys admin now, but no real need for it) and instead focused on making skins and maps for older quake engine games in my spare time. It's still fun to do if I need to script something, but I don't have the time it takes for serious code work.
     
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