What was your first non-trivial program?

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What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

I remember what my first non-trivial program was. It was a little adventure game with 12 rooms on the TSR-80 Color Computer 2.

My first professional program was written for my student council to track their books in COBOL.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:22 PM

well... I suppose that most of the programming I have done could be called trivial... but I was really proud of the first 3D work I did on the CoCo2 BASIC.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:24 PM

I feel the same way Nick, trivial is subjective at best. I made a 3D space shooter in java recently; I was pretty stoked about that. I did use an open source 3D engine though, so not too many pats on the back are in order.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:55 AM

My first non trivial program was a Midi player with play, stop, pause(almost all the fundamentals of a music player) in addition it displayed animated and colorful fractals as visualizations when a Midi song played, that was around 2 years ago, the program was written in a language called Liberty Basic. :)
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:32 AM

Hello World.


















I'd say ... a program to track athetes stats.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:43 AM

I found a function that worked with the date properties, creation/modification, & I wrote a GUI to interface around it.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:13 PM

I'm so good none of them have been non-trivial ;).

Probably my first complicated puzzle solving program. It was something like there are four blocks on a rod with several colors on each side and we had to write an algorithm to make it so that none of the sides with the same colors were next to each other.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 03 May 2009 - 05:51 PM

I've been working on a program that uses Java to communicate with a MySQL server. The program basically stores orders in a database and generates reports. It's kinda easy, but it is my first major project. :)
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

Mine was a tic tac toe game I made with a friend in my high school comp sci class. It was in Java and had a pretty decent GUI, as well as an "AI".
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:55 AM

Some scoring program.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:36 PM

A text-based RPG in C#. I got bored with it after a while, though.
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:22 PM

I made a really simple password storer thingy in Python last year and put a GUI around it. I was so proud then, but it looks really pathetic now that I look back on it :P
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:46 AM

Same with mine. :(
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:47 AM

My first program "picked a number out of a hat" for a local political party's raffle on my Commodor PET
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Re: What was your first non-trivial program?

Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:46 AM

I have never made a non-trivial program, but the most industrious program I made was a program that pings a list of servers and emails the results. Another industrious program I made renames a large number of files in a folder and moves them to an archive folder.

Why didn't I just batch it? Because command line has no Date modification functions, and I didn't want a huge batch to troubleshoot so I made it a program.
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