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Need Some Ideas for Beginners

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hello there! I'm new to this forum (but somewhat used to Java). I've seen some of the idea lists already, however, I want to know if anyone has a BEGINNER SPECIFIC idea they could suggest for me to try to make. I'd also like to know some tips maybe from some experts saying how I change from beginner to intermediate and so on, and how to learn some new stuff and the best way to learn them. If some of that didn't make sense just ask me. xD

Thanks for anyone's reply!
- 3xce55 (or Tyler, if you prefer)

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Re: Need Some Ideas for Beginners

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

The path to go from beginner -> intermediate -> expert is practice, practice, and more practice. Doing new things that you are uncomfortable with, will make you better also. Have you seen Martyr2's Mega Project Ideas List?

Go through that list writing code for each will give you great practice!
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Re: Need Some Ideas for Beginners

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

View PostGunnerInc, on 08 December 2012 - 10:30 PM, said:

The path to go from beginner -> intermediate -> expert is practice, practice, and more practice. Doing new things that you are uncomfortable with, will make you better also. Have you seen Martyr2's Mega Project Ideas List?

Go through that list writing code for each will give you great practice!


Thanks for replying! And yea, I did check out that idea list, but it didn't really interest me a whole lot. :/ I will give some of those a try. Any particular ones on there you think would be good for a beginner like me? I want it to have something to do with GUI's.

By the way, I've made a few things of my own as well such as:
- Slot Machine
- Small Text Editor
- A "Guess the Number" Game (Generates random number between 1-10000 and you have to guess the number.)

Again, thanks for the reply! :)
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Re: Need Some Ideas for Beginners

Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:55 AM

Maybe try to make something like a cash register, calculator, card game(blackjack/poker/etc). Then once you're more familiar maybe something like a chat/server AIM style system.
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Re: Need Some Ideas for Beginners

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

Also review "Getting Better At Programming."
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