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  1. Beeble

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    Being as young as I am, I pick up new interests in the blink of an eye.... So I have a question.

    I have interest in learning to program for the Mac platform, where should I start?

    Mainly I want to try my hand at making games, but I mainly want to just get acquainted with a good language. And also, $$money$$ doesn't grow on trees for me.

    thanks alot..

    -guru
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i'm kind of learning myself...

    C++ is a good language. you should take some intro programming classes first though. making games is one of the most advanced things you can do in programming.
     
  3. cowofwar

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    Ahahhaha, trust me. If you pick up c++ in your spare time it will be five years before you can take the code of a game, understand it and be able to make changes that will work.
    To make one yourself requires a lot of knowledge.

    C++ is very difficult at that level. At least it was for me :(
     
  4. Beeble

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    ok... so any resources to refer to, is there anything I should get fom apple's ADC or what?

    also, I need teh programs to do this with... are apple's dev programs any good?

    I dont really wanna start with games, but would like to work up to it.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    take programming classes. :nod:
     
  6. ogopogo

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    I learned some C++, gets too complicated too fast......I know the basic stuff and I can read them......but never wrote anything useful, all I lever did that's even close to programing was some apple script to put alittle gap between each window so they all line up perfectly with all the same size etc etc. It's freaky how clean my desktop is :)
     
  7. Beeble

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    I'm 14, where can I get some programming classes?
     
  8. Beeble

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    I partially know BASIC, is that any good?
    Is RealBASIC a good program?
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    is there a college in your area? you can take programming classes at any college.

    BASIC isn't really programming, it does teach some basic concepts though.
     
  10. Strader

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    To quote what you said to me when we talked about Cow's wisdom teeth...

    :laugh: "haha You very punny." :yeah:
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    oh yeah, i didn't realize my pun :p
     
  12. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    BASIC and RealBasic are two different languages. RealBasic is like the Mac version of Microsoft's Visual Basic. They're very similiar.
     
  13. Beeble

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    Colleges will teach 14 year olds???
     
  14. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i don't think there are any age requirements, just academic requirements.
     
  15. Beeble

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    good... i am smarter than most of the kids in m school... (preppy school, jocks and blonds)
     
  16. Mentosman24

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    I feel your pain. My schooling has been just like that. And I was the one that didn't fit in.

    All I've worked with thus far is MS VB 6.0 :distress:

    I'd like to learn C++...and is there any difference between that and Visual C++?
     
  17. Beeble

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    Here is teh funny: I am a social outcast in my school in two ways; I am a computer nerd and a skateboarder.... both are rejected by school pplz. I dont care. i will be making more money in a day than them anyways!
     
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    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    Visual C++ is bloated and crappy. It does not support the ANSI standards for C++. I still use Borland Turbo C++ 3.0 *cough*server*cough* with its DOS interface, 'cause it's better
     
  19. Haite

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    I just use make and gcc :D.
     
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    speaking of programing, even though BASIC isn't real programing, does anybody her own REALbasic, and would possibly complie a some source for me?
     

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