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    hi , i need some ideas for my project of programming .. please help .any creative simple ideas are welcomed thanks

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    Default Re: need help please

    That's really not a question we can answer. What are your interests? Do a program about one of them. Or you might want to check out Project Euler.

    Asking "what should I program?" is a lot like asking "what should I have for dinner?". We can tell you what we think would be good, but it doesn't really help you.

    For the record, I vote you have a veggie patty sub from Subway. With swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and honey mustard. Oh man I might walk down to Subway myself...
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    Default Re: need help please

    am just a beginner and this is my 1st project and i have no idea what to do or how to think about making a program or how to start thats why i said i need help .so dont be so rude with me thanks

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    How was anything I said rude? I simply explained that we can't really give you ideas. You haven't given us any information about your interests, your experience, what you're into, etc. So how can we give you a useful answer? Did you even check out Project Euler? You haven't responded to any of the information I gave you, which I would say is ruder than saying "we can't really help you".
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    just any ideas ,anything useful , something simple , am just so new i dont know anything and u r making this even harder :/

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    If you're really so new that you can't think of anything at all, then I really suggest you go through the basic tutorials, carefully writing each of the examples. Play with them and change them.

    If that's not the answer you're looking for, then it's time for you to provide some more information.
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    Kevin is exactly right. How do you expect us to come up with project ideas for you when are not even sure what you are looking for yourself?

    When I first started programming, I found joy writing programs that related to my interests. For example, I have always been interested in computer security/networking so I would write tools such as port scanners. The learning process was much more enjoyable for me this way.
    Lot's of people take this approach, writing programs to record their record collection, writing programs to work out betting ods, etc etc. The limit is your imagination. You now need to apply this concept to your own project ideas and work at your own skill level.

    I could list generic project ideas to you but what good would that be? Any Google search can do this for you.

    Alternatively, as Kevin said again, check out Project Euler. This site will keep you busy for a long time.
    There are lots of other sites like this.

    If you are really really new, then looking for project ideas is the wrong thing to be doing. Start following the official Java tutorials until you know the basics. http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/

    By the sounds of it, you are making this harder for yourself here. We are giving you sound advice and will continue to do so just as long as you take this on board.
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    thanks , but my problem is i dont like my field in com.Engineering n i have no interest in programming n comp stuff its just my family pushed me into this , but i also dont wanna look like a loser so am trying to learn even i dont like it , and thanks for telling me how to start this

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    Quote Originally Posted by somebodyonearth View Post
    thanks , but my problem is i dont like my field in com.Engineering n i have no interest in programming n comp stuff its just my family pushed me into this , but i also dont wanna look like a loser so am trying to learn even i dont like it , and thanks for telling me how to start this
    If you don't like it, don't do it. You're going to be unhappy, and you're going to be bad at it because you don't have an actual interest in it- and programming is a lot of work. Get out while you still can.
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    i cant its my family i have tried to tell them but they just push me and they dont listen ,,, and am pushing myself to like it ,,

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    i cant its my family i have tried to tell them but they just push me and they dont listen ,,, and am pushing myself to like it ,,
    I'm sorry for your predicament, but I'm also not sure what you want us to do. We obviously think programming is fun, interesting, rewarding, etc, but we can't force you to like it any more than somebody could force me to like chemistry. That's not how it works, and forcing yourself to do something you hate is only going to delay the inevitable- as your classes get harder (and they will), you're going to have to be interested in them or you'll fail them. So which is better- telling your family now and changing your major before it's too late, or waiting a couple years and telling them that you're failing out of it?
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    Where are you from somebodyonearth?
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    If you have no interest in programming or computers, it is going to be very hard to force yourself to like it .
    Especially when trying to debugging a program that you are going to have to make.
    It can be very frustrating and tiresome.
    Although i can't see how someone can not be excited about computers!
    Considering it is now a fundamental necessity for modern societies,
    and is basically the foundation to all science fields.
    Not to mention all the major technological advances (like biotechnology, robotics, touch devices etc).
    Computers are so impact-full to our day to day lives now that involving yourself to computer science,
    i believe will allow you to make a great contribution to humanity and the future.

    Anyway here are some ideas for your programming project:
    - a very simple game you design yourself with a nice GUI is kinda fun (like 'rock paper, scissors' or 'deal or no deal')
    - a simple text chat program you can use to talk to people over a network (a bit hard)

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    Default Re: need help please

    After all this huge discussion, simply saying, if you want to continue with programming stuff and you like to learn Java, read About the Java Technology (The Java™ Tutorials > Getting Started > The Java Technology Phenomenon) from start to end, practice it, get in trouble, solve troubles.