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Evolas

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  1. I guess you and I differ on what a stupid question is. If you are wondering what the answer to your question is, you should probably try typing it into a search engine or two and see what the internet spits out. Why? Other people all over the world have probably asked the same question at one point or another. It takes such small effort on your part to just do that simple step. You want to know why I get a bit frustrated when I see people make topics like this? It's because you're not contributing to deeper conversations and understandings when you make topics like this. Some of
  2. Why do people make topics like this that ask basic questions? You can Google your question and probably find it yourselves. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+the+difference+between+Java+and+Javascript%3F See how easy that is?
  3. Visual Basic takes the cake for "easiest to learn" simply because it does a lot of things for you in the background. HTML, like others have said, is NOT a programming language. If we were to ignore that fact, HTML would also be up there in what language is easy because of its simplicity, which isn't a bad thing at all. All other languages like Python, C++, Java, etc. are excellent languages. Easy to learn? To some of us who have been doing this for a while, but probably not for the newbie who hasn't written a line of code in his/her life.
  4. Wow, your assignment is pretty straight-forward and tells you exactly how to model the program. If you're unsure how to do this, I would think your dilemma is caused by a lack of understanding in C++ syntax.
  5. Pretty much what everyone else is saying...your program will just crash during run time. Just make sure your remember to deallocate memory on the heap in your programs. You must also be weary of dangling pointers - a pointer that is pointing to memory that is no longer allocated in your program. Also, I don't know why you would find no point in learning C++ for OOP design. C++ has made outstanding improvements to the C language through its additions to class modeling. In addition, OOP is very popular in modern programming languages today; so it certainly isn't pointless to learn at so
  6. Try this book: http://www.amazon.com/Primer-Plus-Edition-Developers-Library/dp/0321776402 It's very difficult for me to recommend any source material for beginners since I am still learning myself, but I have had a lot of practice with C++ over the past couple of years in school. I had bought a number of textbooks. Some are better than others, while a good number of them just flat out suck; but when I picked up C++ Primer Plus, I fell in love with the author's approach to the topic of learning a programming language. Not only does Stephen Prata do an excellent job with organizing the c
  7. I have very mixed feelings on higher education in Computer Science at the moment. Here's why: While obtaining an Associates of Science degree from another community college, I was also taking CS classes at Portland Community College for 2 years. This had the typical stuff you would find in a community college CS course - Microsoft Visual Studio, C++, and D2L for online communication. Keep in mind all of my programming classes had to be taken online for this period of my education since I lived too far away to get to a PCC campus every day. After obtaining my Associates, I spent my
  8. I don't know how much editing your project requires, so I cannot tell you which program to go with. I am saying though, in relative difficulty, I would rate the programs like this: Windows MovieMaker < Sony Vegas 10 Pro < Adobe After Effects AAE is definitely the most prestigous piece of editing software that I've seen, but it is also one of the most difficult to learn. If you're a novice editor, stick with Windows MovieMaker or something basic like that, and gradually works your way up from there.
  9. If you are a novice movie maker, I strongly advise against starting with Adobe After Effects. You're going to get headaches trying to understand how to use that software for simple tasks. AAE is definitely the best video editor out there, but it requires a lot of previous experience and/or education to use it at a reasonable standard. I always recommend to novice editors to use Sony Vegas. It's efficient at creating relatively simple projects, while also allowing you to do some really cool stuff once you mess around in it for a while and learn various techniques. I'm sure you can find
  10. As others have pointed out, you have quite a bit of errors in your original code sample. The array's capacity needs to be determined at compilation time. This means that you cannot just give it a value "i" and expect it to figure out the size of the array on its own. You need to give it a constant like 5 or 10. There are ways to dynamically bind an array, but I'm going to assume you're not at that level yet...so let's just stick with static binding. If you want an array to hold, say...8 integers, you can decalre it like so: int arrayName[8]; Now remember, this creates an
  11. As a student who is still attending a university and someone who has experienced the difference between "online CS courses" and "in-class CS courses", I can tell you that pursuing something like a CS degree solely through online education is probably a bad idea. First off, schools that are advertising through your television are terrible. They are strictly there to get as much money from you as possible, pair you up with teachers that don't have a clue as to what they are doing, and slap a degree on your file that is as useful as a flat tire. Don't waste your time with schools like ITT
  12. Interesting. I am going to download some of the past problem sets from previous competetions for practice. Thanks for the link, OP!
  13. By the way, C may have been created a few decades ago, but it is still quite valuable to learn if you're venturing into languages that have built off of it. Java, C++, and C# are all examples of languages that have evolved from the original C language. Understanding why certain syntax is the way it is by comparing it to the older C language gives you an excellent understanding of the language's core ideals.
  14. You would be more-or-less correct. Honestly, I am going to advise you to stay away from learning HTML/CSS as beginner "programming" languages. While these languages do have their places in minor programming concepts, they are definitely NOT the same. Web programming is much different from actual Systems programming. If you want to learn the kind of programming that is used in a variety of systems like C/C++, Python, Java, etc. I would recommend that you start with something as simple as Python. This will teach you the bare-bone basics like creating variables, handling different d
  15. Great find! I'm gonna download this now, even though I probably won't mess around with it for some time.
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