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People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:40 PM

Hey all,

The name is Ally, I'm at the tender age of 19, I hail from the land of AUS, and I'm soon-to-be 2nd year computer science student. Hobbies include music (both the playing and the listening), clubbing, procrastinating, keeping fit, and thinking I'm funny. Dislikes include people who update facebook statuses every 10 minutes with song lyrics, "long walks on the beach" and "candle-lit dinners" appearing in "about me" descriptions, and early morning starts.

Like most other students in first year, I have no idea what I want to major in. I've got some basic experience with actionscript, but my studies focus on C++. Wouldn't mind learning a bit about making websites.

Just thought I should say hi, and make my grand entrance into the community. Thanks!

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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:41 PM

View PostAllizoid, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 04:40 PM, said:

Hey all,

The name is Ally, I'm at the tender age of 19, I hail from the land of AUS, and I'm soon-to-be 2nd year computer science student. Hobbies include music (both the playing and the listening), clubbing, procrastinating, keeping fit, and thinking I'm funny. Dislikes include people who update facebook statuses every 10 minutes with song lyrics, "long walks on the beach" and "candle-lit dinners" appearing in "about me" descriptions, and early morning starts.

Like most other students in first year, I have no idea what I want to major in. I've got some basic experience with actionscript, but my studies focus on C++. Wouldn't mind learning a bit about making websites.

Just thought I should say hi, and make my grand entrance into the community. Thanks!




I am also new here. Welcome. I never used to be an early morning person until I stopped going to University, ironically.
Now, I find I like sleeping around 8pm, waking up at 3am and getting all my studying done around 3pm. Tons of coffee
helps a lot also. And I think facebook is pretty useless. Maybe because I have no friends. :rolleyes:

But, in high school I took a HTML web design class (around 8 years ago, yeah HTML has evolved into quite a language since
then) and I loved it. Never did get a chance to take up programming. I left high school thinking I never wanted to even go
to college/university... a few jobs later changed that. I had no idea what I wanted to do, I took up Mechanical Engineering
and even got a scholarship that payed 100%... I didn't really like it, then the auto industry went under; so I quit that focus,
dropped the uni, and now I am deep into C, C++, and Java and I couldn't be happier.

Basically, what I wanted to say was if you don't know what you want to do, it WILL eventually come to you. I only wish I got
into programming sooner, but then I would not have learned all the other stuff I learned.

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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:54 PM

Welcome Ally, welcome to Dream.In.Code

Yes, unfortunately, the "Hello World title HAS already been taken, but its the idea that counts right? If you are interested in C++ and web design, I would suggest Java or Python, because both have the capabilities of C++ without the complexity. Additionally, websites can be created with both Java and Python pretty well with some extensions.

Java is similar to C++ and Python is very easy to learn!

Good Luck!
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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:08 PM

View Postabdulmajeed.33, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 05:41 PM, said:

View PostAllizoid, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 04:40 PM, said:

Hey all,

The name is Ally, I'm at the tender age of 19, I hail from the land of AUS, and I'm soon-to-be 2nd year computer science student. Hobbies include music (both the playing and the listening), clubbing, procrastinating, keeping fit, and thinking I'm funny. Dislikes include people who update facebook statuses every 10 minutes with song lyrics, "long walks on the beach" and "candle-lit dinners" appearing in "about me" descriptions, and early morning starts.

Like most other students in first year, I have no idea what I want to major in. I've got some basic experience with actionscript, but my studies focus on C++. Wouldn't mind learning a bit about making websites.

Just thought I should say hi, and make my grand entrance into the community. Thanks!




I am also new here. Welcome. I never used to be an early morning person until I stopped going to University, ironically.
Now, I find I like sleeping around 8pm, waking up at 3am and getting all my studying done around 3pm. Tons of coffee
helps a lot also. And I think facebook is pretty useless. Maybe because I have no friends. :rolleyes:

But, in high school I took a HTML web design class (around 8 years ago, yeah HTML has evolved into quite a language since
then) and I loved it. Never did get a chance to take up programming. I left high school thinking I never wanted to even go
to college/university... a few jobs later changed that. I had no idea what I wanted to do, I took up Mechanical Engineering
and even got a scholarship that payed 100%... I didn't really like it, then the auto industry went under; so I quit that focus,
dropped the uni, and now I am deep into C, C++, and Java and I couldn't be happier.

Basically, what I wanted to say was if you don't know what you want to do, it WILL eventually come to you. I only wish I got
into programming sooner, but then I would not have learned all the other stuff I learned.

Haha, wow! You have a crazy study/sleep pattern. I don't think I would ever be able to do that..
I also did some HTML in highschool. It was a nice change from geography, history, drama and a string of other subjects I didn't care much for.
Thanks for the advice, glad that you're where you want to be now, hopefully it'll come to me soon. I know this is the field I want to be in, just have no idea where I want to specialise.
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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:17 PM

View PostDogstopper, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 05:54 PM, said:

Welcome Ally, welcome to Dream.In.Code

Yes, unfortunately, the "Hello World title HAS already been taken, but its the idea that counts right? If you are interested in C++ and web design, I would suggest Java or Python, because both have the capabilities of C++ without the complexity. Additionally, websites can be created with both Java and Python pretty well with some extensions.

Java is similar to C++ and Python is very easy to learn!

Good Luck!
-- Stephen


Haha, yeah it's a shame. I thought I was the only clever person that could think of that.
I'm ordering the book "Programming the World Wide Web" from the US since the AUD is kicking ass, but it looks like I should also chuck something on Java and/or Python in the cart too.
Thanks for the advice, Stephen.
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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:49 PM

View PostAllizoid, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 06:17 PM, said:

Haha, yeah it's a shame. I thought I was the only clever person that could think of that.
I'm ordering the book "Programming the World Wide Web" from the US since the AUD is kicking ass, but it looks like I should also chuck something on Java and/or Python in the cart too.
Thanks for the advice, Stephen.



I started out in Java using this source. http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/
Since Java derives from C++, it will definitely compliment your studies.

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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:19 PM

Hello Ally. Welcome to Dream.In.Code. :)

It's always nice to have another programmer join us. Also, I think it's great that you figured out what you want to do, even if you're not sure where you want to specialize just yet. I wish I had known at age 19 that I would like programming as much as I do. I think it's a little harder to go back to college after you have a family to take care of.

If you have programming questions, feel free to post them on the forums. I look forward to seeing you around the site. :)
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:24 PM

View Postabdulmajeed.33, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostAllizoid, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 06:17 PM, said:

Haha, yeah it's a shame. I thought I was the only clever person that could think of that.
I'm ordering the book "Programming the World Wide Web" from the US since the AUD is kicking ass, but it looks like I should also chuck something on Java and/or Python in the cart too.
Thanks for the advice, Stephen.



I started out in Java using this source. http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/
Since Java derives from C++, it will definitely compliment your studies.


Well if there's a just as good free option, all bound into a nice little package, then i'll take it! Thanks for the awesome link.
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

View PostOliveOyl3471, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 07:19 PM, said:

Hello Ally. Welcome to Dream.In.Code. :)

It's always nice to have another programmer join us. Also, I think it's great that you figured out what you want to do, even if you're not sure where you want to specialize just yet. I wish I had known at age 19 that I would like programming as much as I do. I think it's a little harder to go back to college after you have a family to take care of.

If you have programming questions, feel free to post them on the forums. I look forward to seeing you around the site. :)


Thanks for the warm welcome. I guess as long as you know what you like and have a bit of time here and there to do it, that's what matters, right? It look's as though you've become pretty successful (assuming, since you're a mod here you'd have to know your stuff), which is what a lot of people aim for.
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Re: People have beat me to the "Hello World" title.

Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:46 PM

View PostAllizoid, on 9 Nov, 2009 - 09:37 PM, said:

Thanks for the warm welcome. I guess as long as you know what you like and have a bit of time here and there to do it, that's what matters, right? It look's as though you've become pretty successful (assuming, since you're a mod here you'd have to know your stuff), which is what a lot of people aim for.


Well, as you'll see if you check out some of the other forums, I've only been a moderator here for about a week. :)

And some of us (like me) don't make it to the 'expert' rank before becoming mods. But anyway, I thank you for your kind words, and hope to live up to the reputation of being a DIC mod. :)
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