Programming • Page 21

Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by Dirty Sanchez, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    currently learning react native and I'm in the same boat. Mostly got it down except integrating redux is still pretty different to me.
     
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  2. zigbigwig

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    how’s RN? i checked it out some time ago and thought it was cool but “not there” yet, at least in our use case it was a better fit to stay native
     
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  3. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    For somewhat simpler projects it's great, development is super fast - at this point that's all it really should be for. Anything that requires a lot of complexity I wouldn't even see the point in using it, it's just gonna be issue after issue.
     
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  4. Ashley

    Newbie

    I am only a beginner and started learning html/css. Can you give me advice what to learn next? Something more serious. And maybe you know some good online courses.
     
  5. firemanben

    Newbie

    php would be a good move. HTML and css are procedural but php allows conditional logic. Proper programming :-)
     
  6. Ashley

    Newbie

    Yeah, I know. But I have no idea where to start.
     
  7. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

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  8. Ashley

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  9. clucky

    Hey Kids! Spelling is Fun! Supporter

    The vast majority of web stuff these days is done with react or other javascript platforms. If you look at new projects, even more so. So its definitely a more useful skill to develop.

    But really, if you want to learn stuff the best way to do so is figure out something you wanna build. Either a small web app or some modification you want to make to some open source project. Depending on what you want to build, different languages will make more or less sense to use.
     
  10. zigbigwig

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    i second js. but it’s loose with typing so it won’t teach you that discipline of knowing data types (if you have a CS background it doesn’t matter because they’d teach that but i’m looking at it from the perspective of one without). typescript might solve that maybe
     
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  11. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    Yeah I’d go with JavaScript. Python is good if you’re in math, physics, engineering, etc.
     
  12. Ashley

    Newbie

    Thanks everyone! Seems to me, I just need to take some time to think and then decide what to learn.
     
  13. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    throwing in my hat to say learning JavaScript is gonna be a lot more useful and applicable than PHP. Every web/open source project ever is JS now and if you can build up some basic skills then start contributing some projects it would be great experience.
     
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  14. Counterpoint is that javascript is actually the devil :-p
     
  15. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    oh I maintain a open source JS project as part of my job and I fucking hate it but sadly the truth is it’s an industry standard RN for a lot of stuff
     
  16. RyanPm40

    The best goddamn bird lawyer in the world. Supporter

    Nobody really uses php anymore unless you're going to work for a company with very old systems imo

    I think JavaScript and Angular are great frameworks to learn in modern web development. I personally use Aurelia as a single page application JS framework and love it, but it isn't very widely adopted. Angular is the "cool" thing these days with large support. React and Vue are popular, too.

    I mainly work with an Aurelia front end, and a Java Springboot backend interacting with a Mongo database
     
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  17. Adrian Bartels

    Newbie

    Hello everyone,

    Currently, I`m learning Java and would like to ask you about the most productive java online courses. I heard about CodingBat, Codecademy, and Code.org. But I`m not sure of what is the best way to start?
     
  18. RyanPm40

    The best goddamn bird lawyer in the world. Supporter

    Code academy is great for learning basic syntax, but not great for actually understanding programming concepts, real world application, and what it's capable of. Hard to think of a place off the top of my head because I took a couple light courses in college and then had more training on the job, but Pluralsight is a great online tool with a TON of lectures and courses of just about anything you can think of. I think it's a paid subscription though.
     
  19. Adrian Bartels

    Newbie

    Thanks. At first, I read this review about Codingbat CodingBat – Test & Improve Java Skills Efficiently! and it seems to me pretty good to start, but the con is no guides for getting started and old design and interface scare me away. So I suppose that I try start from Pluralsight as you adviced and if not try the Code academy or CodingBat.
     
  20. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    react native is so frustrating. I swear shit just breaks randomly for no apparent reason half the time. that being said I'm still relatively new to it so I'm just probably just making dumb mistakes but it feels a lot more inconsistent than when I was learning Swift.
     
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  21. Dirty Sanchez

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    I’m working on this report that is encroaching on 2500 lines of SQL and has roughly 40 parameters the users can feed in. Debugging is proving to be a massive headache.
     
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  22. scroopy.noopers

    : (

    i got my bandcamp webscraper to finally work and i'm so happy i could cry.

    also, idk why i didn't post here yet, but if anyone is interested in working on a web app with me, pls let me know. don't know much about front-end/ux/web dev stuff. a bit about the app: its a spotify discovery tool aimed to help indie/DIY artists overcome recommendations based on popularity and help those artists get more revenue (even if it isn't much) out of the streaming market that is dominated by the majors. what i'm working on right now is preparing a database of bandcamp artists that are on spotify and training a ML model that will classify the input and generate the playlist.
     
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  23. EddieDS

    Newbie

    sounds like a really cool project. is it on GitHub? idk if I can contribute, but I've been working on a project involving web scraping and I'd love to see what youve done. im kinda in the same boat where I have almost no front end dev experience
     
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  24. Ferrari333SP

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    I briefly tried getting into Python, but I just couldn't be bothered; didn't have the patience to code. Yet so many jobs even remotely related to IT ask for Python or R (or SQL) skills, that it sucks to be at my age and not having a coding skill, one that's quite relevant to the job market today. Just wish it was seen as more important back in my university days, so I would have learned it then
     
  25. scroopy.noopers

    : (

    this is the repo from my final project in bootcamp tho it has gotten a bit messy since i gradudated.
    xxristoskk/birthday-is-a-music-genre

    i'd like to learn more front-end stuff but i'm stuck studying stats for job interviews and i hate it