Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Well figured I would try this blogging thing.  This blog will mostly be a place to post some tips on programming from my student experience.  Lets start out with some IDE's.

My school starts all CS students out with Java.  At first I was just using notepad++ and  compiling by command line.  If you are starting out in Java, I highly recommend NetBeans.  It's free, and works great for Java development as well as handling C and C++..  Another option is to use Eclipse.  I personally like NetBeans, but its always good to try everything and see what works the best for you.

If you are doing anything .NET based (C#, VB.NET, Visual C++) I would recommend using Visual Studio 2010.  If you are a student, sign up for a dreamspark account.  You can get VS2010 for free as well as a ton of other professional level Microsoft products.

Well, that's all I really have for tonight, happy programming!

19 comments:

  1. off to a good start, i'll be following.

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  2. i wanted to major in cs, but i suck at school :(

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  3. did you go to school for this? and where?

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  4. I'm a freelance game programmer. Made the old MUD Dragon's Era in VB6. Also have tried making flash games. I'll follow your blog. :)

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  5. nice... my school started us out in C# but i really want to learn java

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  6. I use VB for my programming class. It's super easy. WAyyy easier than I thought.

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  7. Looking forward to this./.

    Anything you suggest using to learn basic programming?

    Im talking more for webdesign stuff

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  8. I'll have to stay tuned. I don't know anything about this my brother was the one that knew all about computers. Maybe I can pick up a few things along the way.

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  9. That's really cool. I wish I knew how to program, all I can do now is mess around with html code.

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  10. I'll stay tuned. I am doing coding some stuff in Assembly myself, so I am very interrested :-).

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  11. i tried netbeans a long time ago, good advice. it's a decent way to get started.

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  12. netbeans, head of that. Is it a programming language? I used to code in ruby on ubuntu, but never got into ruby on rails.

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  13. Really good information man, I'm looking to start school for computer science in fall. I'll follow for sure to see what I can learn from you during my course of studies.

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  14. I use Acme as my editor. It runs on any platform you can think of and is all kinds of extensible.

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