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Martyr2's Programming Underground > The Main Method Is a Conductor, Not a Member of the Orchestra

Posted 25 October 2015

As many of you already know, I am a regular mentor on Dream.In.Code. With that I see common mistakes and design issues more than most people will probably ever seen in their full career. One design issue I would like to talk about today is the role of the main method and why it should be treated more like the conductor of an orchestra than 10...

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Martyr2's Programming Underground > 6 Helpful Tips on How to Learn Programming

Posted 01 July 2015

Undoubtedly if you are new to the computer programming scene you have been overwhelmed by the number of other people telling you how to go about learning a new language. These people might be saying things like "Go to

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Martyr2's Programming Underground > Really Simple PHP Login / Logout Script Example

Posted 18 May 2015

One of the first scripts people new to PHP (or any server-side scripting really) create is a login and logout form for their site. Often times beginners get a little confused as to all the parts necessary to creating such a thing. So I thought it would be helpful if I showed a really basic and easy to use PHP login / logout script. The script uses...

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Martyr2's Programming Underground > Myth: There is a "right" first language to learn.

Posted 13 May 2015

I can't even count how many times I have seen someone new to the programming scene ask the question "I am new to programming and want to know which is the right language to learn first." Then of course there are a ton of veteran programmers that jump in there and start recommending every language under the sun and all sorts of ways...

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Martyr2's Programming Underground > "Martyr2's Mega Project Ideas List!" Reaches 1 Million View Milestone. Thank you!

Posted 18 March 2015

It has been a long haul since December 2008 when I wrote the popular thread here on DIC titled "Martyr2's Mega Project Ideas List!" I am happy to report that it has reached the astronomical milestone of over 1 million views here on the board. I think that might be the most popular thread here (wouldn't know for sure since...

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Programming Theoretician
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Vancouver, Canada
I love programming and science (almost became a chemist). My favorite languages are C#, Java, Python and PHP. While I am not programming I enjoy movies that feature something medieval (Gladiator, Braveheart etc) or high tech (like Hackers or Swordfish).

I have a diploma in computer science and another in arts and science. My favorite sciences are astronomy, chemistry and geology.

If you have any questions regarding programming, you will find I live and breathe the stuff and should prove an invaluable asset.

Winner of 28 2008-2014 DIC Community Awards including Blog of the Year, Mentor of the Year, DIC Head of the Year, Most helpful Programming Category, Most Helpful in Web Development Category and overall Nicest Member of the year.

You can now catch me on Twitter! Follow me as I talk about technology and specifically programming and answer questions like the best book to learn from or how to organize your code. :)
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C/C++/VC++/C#, VB6/VB.NET, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML/CSS, PHP, ASP/.NET, Python, mIRC Scripting

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    rooster24 Icon

    21 Oct 2015 - 09:03
    I bought your Programmers Idea Ebook. Do you have Java solutions to some of the Projects that I can reference as needed?
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    Dogstopper Icon

    05 Dec 2013 - 14:39
    Have a 6-year badge good sir!
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    mostyfriedman Icon

    12 Oct 2013 - 21:07
    I am good, busy as well.
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    Martyr2 Icon

    07 Oct 2013 - 12:16
    Good mosty, you? Been busy lately.
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    mostyfriedman Icon

    07 Oct 2013 - 11:26
    Martyr2 my man, how's it going??
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    ishkabible Icon

    22 Aug 2013 - 15:58
    O ah, didn't even realize it. No prob. much deserved!
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    balloon1 Icon

    18 May 2013 - 14:57
    Hi can you help me with one of my questions!
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    groovmuffn Icon

    24 Apr 2013 - 10:10
    Greetings! Newish coder here. I came across your php histogram equalization code the other day and figured I'd try and draft something similar up in javascript. I feel like my code is sound, though something has to be wrong as the output of the image is black with some faint greens. I'm wondering if I am missing something from your original code. Consider perusing a jsFiddle?
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    Martyr2 Icon

    31 Dec 2012 - 12:48
    Thanks lucky3! Winning these types of things always energizes me to continue my work to help everyone I can here. I am a firm believer that we should always provide more than just a quick answer, but teach as well. :)
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    lucky3 Icon

    31 Dec 2012 - 02:23
    Congratulations for the "Mentor of the Year" 1st place, "Nicest Member of the Year" 1st place, "Most Helpful- Web Development" 1st place, and "DIC Blog of the Year" award 3rd place awards! Really impressive, and well deserved.
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    xwordgrl Icon

    27 Dec 2012 - 14:26
    Martyr2, I’m a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and would like to ask you a question about your post on Code Academy. Please email me at Thanks!
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    MsParnel Icon

    16 Sep 2012 - 23:17
    Thank you very much for the project list :).
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    ishkabible Icon

    19 Feb 2012 - 20:19
    "This is Chris's basement!!!"
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    Martyr2 Icon

    19 Feb 2012 - 12:47
    Very very true. echo "THIS IS SPARTA!!!";
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    no2pencil Icon

    19 Feb 2012 - 11:51
    It's like the movie 300. 10 times.
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