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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Cadet64(m): 3:18am On Dec 09, 2019
MountainView:
Hello there, my fellow programmers and aspiring , now let me ask you,

Why did you choose to become a programmer??


For me, i picked interest after watching the TV series Kyle XY and I've enjoyed the journey so far...
For me it was 'Gameshakers' on Nickelodeon.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by MajorWarren: 7:57pm On Dec 13, 2019
When I realised I wanted to be a data analyst. Then I went to uni where we’re taught java. When I get a proper hang of it I’ll need to learn python.
Dabbled a bit in web development(front end) in the past might have to do a bit of that whenever I’m bored.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by PrinceCEE(m): 10:48pm On Dec 19, 2019
crownedrookie:

I quite frankly started JavaScript less than half a month ago but I think this should be done by writing a code that checks if x(the number)%2 =1. The proper semantics to do this isn't in my scope currently though but soon enough! Correct me if I'm wrong


Lol...

Truth is, not everybody needs mathematics to be better programmers, but when you want to take programming to a whole new level, then you'd be needing mathematics and algorithms.

For prime numbers, you'll have to iterate through the numbers less than or equal to half the number, and check if they divide the number.

So, Using javascript

let isPrime = false;
let num = x; //choose the number yourself
for(let i = 1; i < Math.floor(x/2); i++) { //you can still use parseInt(x/2), it casts it to an integer
if(x % i == 0) {
isPrime = true;
break;
}
}


You can try and run this code. I didn't run it, 'cause I just typed with my phone.

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by zeestone99(m): 2:04pm On Dec 21, 2019
Who will tutor me on programing now. Html Css Javascript. Ejo edakun
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by DC49: 9:33pm On Dec 23, 2019
zeestone99:
Who will tutor me on programing now. Html Css Javascript. Ejo edakun
HTML and CSS aren't difficult. If you have a functional PC, and can spend about an hour per day for practice, I'm sure you'll breeze through both within 2 weeks.

It's JavaScript that's the real deal.

I thought myself, so you can do it too. I recommend:
*HTML and CSS: design and build websites by John Ducket and
* Eloquent JavaScript

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by zeestone99(m): 6:37am On Dec 24, 2019
DC49:

HTML and CSS aren't difficult. If you have a functional PC, and can spend about an hour per day for practice, I'm sure you'll breeze through both within 2 weeks.

It's JavaScript that's the real deal.

I thought myself, so you can do it too. I recommend:
*HTML and CSS: design and build websites by John Ducket and
* Eloquent JavaScript


Thanks bro. Been practicing myself for a while now. Almost done with Css. I just feel I need expert around me for tutorial.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Red2C(m): 2:24pm On Dec 27, 2019
PrinceCEE:



Lol...

Truth is, not everybody needs mathematics to be better programmers, but when you want to take programming to a whole new level, then you'd be needing mathematics and algorithms.

For prime numbers, you'll have to iterate through the numbers less than or equal to half the number, and check if they divide the number.

So, Using javascript

let isPrime = false;
let num = x; //choose the number yourself
for(let i = 1; i < Math.floor(x/2); i++) { //you can still use parseInt(x/2), it casts it to an integer
if(x % i == 0) {
isPrime = true;
break;
}
}


You can try and run this code. I didn't run it, 'cause I just typed with my phone.
You're supposed to assume the number to be prime initially, with isPrime = true.
Then inside the if statement, if a factor is found, you set isPrime to false.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Red2C(m): 2:25pm On Dec 27, 2019
A faster way is to use Math.floor(Math.sqrt(x))
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Red2C(m): 2:30pm On Dec 27, 2019
Also, the initial value of i cannot be 1, as any number % 1 = 0. This means no number will pass the test. Therefore, i should be initialized to 2 at the start of the loop.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by yusman14(m): 4:18pm On Dec 27, 2019
m140:

Lolzzzz i did fortran 95 in school 2006 , i studied chemical engineering,,,, imagine fortran 95 in 2006 , OAU oooo.
ahah..Fortran
we now do python and Java in OAU
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by nappy760(m): 5:22pm On Dec 27, 2019
yusman14:
ahah..Fortran
we now do python and Java in OAU

I did Fortran 77 in yabatech in 2007 angry
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by m140(m): 6:24pm On Dec 27, 2019
yusman14:
ahah..Fortran
we now do python and Java in OAU
Smiles, na wetin we do then be that sha

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by yusman14(m): 6:47pm On Dec 27, 2019
nappy760:

I did Fortran 77 in yabatech in 2007 angry
lol...This old language.. It has no application currently
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by emilfischer(m): 1:05pm On Dec 30, 2019
Well for the money and prospect but I find the technology very intriguing and exciting and that's what drives me.
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by shotin(m): 7:46am On Dec 31, 2019
Good morning to my gurus smiley, I just start teaching myself JavaScript just a few weeks and i can say it's not easy like html and CSS, it takes me just a month plus to learn html and css, but looking at JavaScript it's another board game on is own... Any hints you can give me will be appreciated.. NOTE: I actually want to learn JavaScript script framework react js, but i must be proficient in JavaScript before I can dive right in, i just start learning programming language November.... Any help will be appreciated... Thanks
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by DenreleDave(f): 10:03am On Jan 01
pocohantas:
Me that can't copy and paste. No interest biko.

Though I have a soft spot for people in that field- I think they are trying.

If programming was a communicable disease, I would be an expert for all the programmers I have been close to. grin

Oya poco mama, Satan mistress
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Red2C(m): 5:22pm On Jan 02
yusman14:
lol...This old language..
It has no application currently
If they were taught the right concepts then the language doesn't matter. Programming is like painting, a programming language like a paint brush. Give a bad painter the best paint brush and he'll still produce a bad painting, but a good painter can work with anything.

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Red2C(m): 5:23pm On Jan 02
Though you shouldn't learn fortran in 2020 grin
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by yusman14(m): 10:06pm On Jan 02
Red2C:

If they were taught the right concepts then the language doesn't matter. Programming is like painting, a programming language like a paint brush. Give a bad painter the best paint brush and he'll still produce a bad painting, but a good painter can work with anything.
Hmm...ok
python is still the best for me currently tongue
Red2C:

If they were taught the right concepts then the language doesn't matter. Programming is like painting, a programming language like a paint brush. Give a bad painter the best paint brush and he'll still produce a bad painting, but a good painter can work with anything.
Hmm...ok
python is still the best for me currently
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by yusman14(m): 10:26pm On Jan 02
ambitiouschap:


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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by yusman14(m): 10:42pm On Jan 02
Sirvingeo:
Backend : python is my primary language . Front-end : html, Css and JavaScript
wow we are on the same path
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Red2C(m): 6:10pm On Jan 03
yusman14:
Hmm...ok
python is still the best for me currently :PHmm...ok
python is still the best for me currently
Lol, good choice
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by thenaijacoder(m): 10:00pm On Jan 03
I usually loved the way people developed apps mostly games and this was what motivated me to be a programmer.
Currently i am a web developer and i spent over 4 years learning web development and some software development and i can proudly say i am good when it comes to writing codes and breaking keyboards.

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Maskyy(m): 10:07pm On Jan 09
Everyone wants to handle a section or service on the web. that's cool. the web is damn wide for all to get a space.

I am a web guy from the web development section and frontend practically and backend for security. (Lover of React and nextJs)... NO EGO(just me).
I have been following this thread to this point... I love it. if you are a beginner and confuse, worry less it is normal cus there is a lot of info, lang, framework/library online. so its confusion already. I am a learner too, every web personnel out there is forever learner. its a thing of mental disturbance sometimes(quoted a poster from the comments here)...lol grin
have explained this on some thread but will do it again here.

I will focus on web development.
Web development is of two sections primarily;
FrontEnd Developer
BackEnd Developer


1. FrontEnd Dev.
This is the beginning of the web and mostly a Web developer (not primarily the start of web cus you need to understand how the web wotk e.g HTTP, www... etc). but not everyone wants to be a frontEnd dev. but there is a need to have little knowledge of how things run in this section (e.g like Html, basic CSS).
now what a Frontend dev must know as a beginner
1. HTML
2. CSS
3. Javascript
4. Control version (am a fan of Github)....... this is very important for both frontend and backend dev. I have a detailed Ebook on GitHub as a CV.
There is bootstrap but forget it until you are good with CSS.
Graphics design knowledge is an advantage but not a must.

best resource. (ebook and online) I love so far.
https://javascript.info/
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Getting_started_with_the_web (after reading the whole page, click Installing basic software and move on reading).
https://w3schools.com


after learning intensively the beginner lists I made. its time to choose a Javascript framework/library (it's for frontend ).

Have you heard that the framework is the machine? Framework/library makes it easier to develop a web app by writing pieces of code and link them together to make one powerful app. not compulsory to build all projects with framework or library E.g calculator, converter, static page. But building them with frame/library increases your confidence in it.

Frontend dev has their js framework and library used for UI rendering just as backend as theirs.

The popular ones are; don't mind the order of the list
1. Angular. (framework)
2. Reactjs (library) (nextJs and likes of others for server rendering--- still a frontend tool use with reactjs )
3. Vuejs (library)
......others not mention.

2. Backend Developers
The backend dev deals with logic, dynamic, security (frontend also deals with this when they work with js framework/library).
They know little of the frontend and have tools for interacting with UI and logics at the back.

Framework and Languages for backend respectively. --(framework are in bracket and lang with no bracket except ASP.NET with its lang. inside bracket).
laravel is the framework(PHP)
Django(python)
Express (Node.js/JavaScript)
ASP.NET (supported .NET language (C#, Visual Basic, etc.))
Flask (Python)
Ruby on Rails (Ruby)
Mojolicious (Perl)
Spring Boot (Java)


.... first 4 on the list are worth it. check this https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Server-side/First_steps/Web_frameworks to know factors to consider before choosing a framework.
.....................................................................................................
Control version (eg Github) is very important for all programmers.

for well comprehensive and practicing ebook and videos on FrontEnd and BackEnd Dev, beep me. check my signATURE to reach me. hope I make someone smile with career direction now in web dev.

there are some tools I don't mention, I don't want to derails you from your basic learning but as you learn you will know e.g Codepen(just like your note-keeper on fone).
Get a LinkedIn account and showcase your project when its time. you will know the time yourself.

yah.. if you have both dev section skill. GBAM.. you are a full stack developer (need to know some packages which I did not mention but trust me, on your way of learning the skill, you will surely meet them and forcefully learn them. grin, the guy that said is mental stuff will now understand the definition of that mental stress.... this happens only at the beginning).

cool HAPPy coding

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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by Maskyy(m): 3:54am On Jan 11
someone should check out this my js code. ERROR: instead of 3 iteration output, it output 9 iterations. just bordering me since.


let z = [
{id : 1 , age : 20},
{id : 2 , age : 15},
{id : 3 , age : 30}
]

let Obj = {
oder1:{
id : 1,
name : 'Ben',
club : 'chelsea',
food : 'pie',
stat : 500
},
oder2:{
id : 4,
name : 'Bolu',
club : 'ManU',
food : 'saws',
stat : 700
},

oder3:{
id : 2,
name : 'Julie',
club : 'ManU',
food : 'saws',
stat : 700
}

}

z.filter(value => {
for (const key in Obj) {
if (Obj.hasOwnProperty(key)) {
const element = Obj[key];
value.id===element.id ? console.log(`hi ${element.name}. Id is correct`) : console.log(`invalid Id ${!String()}`);
}
}});
Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by ilyasmuy: 8:09am On Jan 11
Please guys checkout my PHP video and leave feedback/review. Other language like pyhton, sql, HTML, CSS are coming soon. My believe is that programming is easy, its the tutorials that makes it difficult for Africans to learn.
This is why I made the video, to teach Africans programming and core programming fundamentals/concepts by using illustrations that are close to the African environment
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Re: What Made You Pick Interest In Programming by incogni2o: 11:23pm On Jan 12
ambitiouschap:
I choose it since I was in jss1 just because of the colour the notepad brings when coding then, but now I want to be an app and web developer.

but the journey is quite challenging because I only have a midrange phone.

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