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Thread: I'm a CSC major who hates programming.

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    Default I'm a CSC major who hates programming.

    Maybe I just don't like Java. Maybe because I don't like OOP. Maybe I just don't get it. I don't know.

    When I took my intro to CSC course, I rather enjoyed it. I won't say I loved it, but I did rather well with Python. I just finished a Data Structures course in Java that killed me. I didn't really understand much that we did, and I know barely more Java than when I started.

    When I head back to school in a few months, I'm going to be taking a class using C. The thing is, I was a terrible Java programmer. Do you think I should switch classes now, could I do as well with C as I did Python?

    The big question I guess I'm getting at - what careers could I so in the tech field without extensive programming ability? If I don't do something in the field, I have no what else to do with my future.


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    Default Re: I'm a CSC major who hates programming.

    Try functional languages, like Haskell or Scala (I prefer Scala, though if you don't like Java, better try Haskell first). You may discover something completely new for you in programming.

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    Default Re: I'm a CSC major who hates programming.

    Try different languages and scripts.....one of them is bound to click and then master that particular field

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    Default Re: I'm a CSC major who hates programming.

    You're a new programmer and Java can be difficult (compared to other languages) to wrap your head around. What's cool about Java though is that it forces you to write better code than Python or PHP or a lot of other dynamic languages. It's designed for maintenance and it thrives in this area. IDE support in Netbeans, Eclipse, or IdeaJ is also incredible for Java, much better than any other language in any other IDE I've seen (unless you pay for ReSharper in Visual Studio which is comparable). OOP is pretty sweet when you get your head around it. Dynamic languages are nice when projects are small but can become much harder to maintain once you get into bigger stuff.

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