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Feeling stuck

Posted 28 July 2019 - 11:39 AM

Why I feel stuck with a feeling that I can't code, every time I'm trying, I don't really know what the next learning curve is.
Game programming is what motivates me, but I don't know, should I build a project? or invest more in data structure or algorithm. But then even the most basics are just to diffucult to solve.

How to stay in a good code flow?

Maybe any game programmers here? In what patterns/ layers do you think first when building, something like MVC?

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Re: Feeling stuck

Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:52 PM

Yes, build a project]!
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Re: Feeling stuck

Posted 28 July 2019 - 08:13 PM

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Why I feel stuck with a feeling that I can't code, every time I'm trying,

Why not start with a very simple project?

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Re: Feeling stuck

Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

Most likely your problem stems from trying to run before you can walk. You need to be patient and not only learn the basics, but decide what avenue of programming you want to go down. I specialise in building web apps and APIs, so I know nothing about building iOS apps or games nor do I take an interest in doing so.

Find online communities on Slack and IRC and consider asking engineers that specialise in the field you are interested in where they would recommend beginners like you start. It doesn't necessarily require you to go to university or pay for an expensive course, but these are options for you to consider and it does not have to be expensive. For example, there are many good courses on Udemy on a wide variety of topics and I'm sure there will be plenty of reputable online courses over there on game programming.

The most important thing you need to take away is that you need to be patient and apply what you learn. You won't necessarily be waiting a long time to start building interesting things, but to take on large projects requires accumulative experience and that's what takes time.

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