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    Default Hello

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    hello people,
    Im Varial(not real name ofc.) I'm a second year student in Software Engineering(Java).
    I never programmed before i started my study so, i feel like i'm far behind, since most people of my study have programmed alot of years before they started the study.

    But i'm getting there..slowly.

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    The reason that i joined the community is because it seems like a great place to learn(besides school), to ask questions etc. and looking at other people their problems and trying to solve it is a good way of learning aswell.

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    So something i was wondering was;
    Some dude at school told me that you have to programm every day(alot) to become a good programmer, is this true?
    Another thing, i've been trying to programm(besides school assignments) but it's hard to come up with something to programm, or is it just me?

    Well that's that
    Thanks,

    Varial.

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    Hello and welcome Varial

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    Default Re: Hello

    Hello Varial.

    Programming is like most everything else in life, some people can just do it very well right of the bat, the rest of us has to grind grind grind to get any good.

    Here is what I found important starting out.

    - Patience. Get used used to smash your head into the keyboard for hours at times, its natural, and we all do it. When you find that one little mistake, it makes it more satifiying.
    - Be effecient at self helping. Learn to use the debugger at its maximum potential, be comfortable with the java api, google for examples and or solutions (there is ALWAYS an example or a guy with a similar problem out there. )
    - Make sure you understand the basics of the language in question. Like REALLY understand it.
    - Everytime you learn somthing new, try to use it in practice. This makes things stick much better (atleast for me), and test if you have understood the material in question correctly.
    - And most importantly, program your heart out. The more the better!

    Also about things to program. If you have a hard time finding assignments, go to your local library and pick a up a Java book. There will be tons of exercises in there, and usually help to solving them correctly.

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    Default Re: Hello

    HeY,

    wahah yeah i've had the Smash against the keyboard thing already^^.
    Last project i was trying to solve some problem in the code for like 5-8 hours... and then the next day some dude came to me and fixed it in a second.. i was like"fml"

    The thing about using in practice is true, i'm usually to lazy to do so ;D but i'll try to do it from now on.
    And i figured that i can use this forum to get inspiration by seeing what other people make, i got a java basics book which i finished(last year), but yeah this forum seems to help alot.

    Well thanks anyways
    peaze,
    Varial

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    Default Re: Hello

    wahah yeah i've had the Smash against the keyboard thing already^^.
    Last project i was trying to solve some problem in the code for like 5-8 hours... and then the next day some dude came to me and fixed it in a second.. i was like"fml"
    Haha, happens to me almost every day. Anyways, welcome to the forums!