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#Tutorial: Learn How To #Code With C# Part 1 #csharp #programming #developer

5 Nov

In this first tutorial we will go through with what you’ll need in order to start coding with C#.

C# is an object oriented programming language developed by Microsoft, as part of the .NET platform and it reminds of Java. However, C# is bonded to the Windows- platform, while Java is not.

In order to start developing with C#, you will need Visual Studio. Luckily, there is a free version of the software. It is called ‘Visual Studio Express’.

If you have Windows 8.1, you can download Visual Studio Express 2013 for Desktop right here: http://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-express-windows-desktop
If you have Windows 7 and maybe an earlier copy of Windows (unsure how early it has to be), you can start off by downloading Visual Studio Express 2010 right here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9709939.

Visual Studio Express 2013 is also available for Web- developing and Mobile- developing. For starters, the Desktop version is to prefer.

There is also Visual Studio Express 2012. Just check out which will work for your OS. They all have the basic functionallity that we will need during the following tutorials.

After the download, as you start running the setup installer, it will download all the stuff that the installation requires.

When you are done, you can start using the program for free for 30 days. If you want to use it more than that, you will need to register the product. That can be done by starting the software and going at the “Help” menu, then chosing “Register Product”. A Microsoft Live account is required but you can sign up for one. You will have to answer some questions during the registration process and after that you will get a product key that you can use in the same menu for completing your registration.

Have fun and enjoy!

Kotaku: A Beginner’s Guide To Making Your First Video Game

14 Jan

“Game development has exploded over the last few years, and now it seems like everyone is making a video game. You’ve got big studios full of hundreds of people. You’ve got small teams making incredible games. There are more people in independent game development than ever. This is an amazing thing, because everyone brings their unique experience and sensibilities to game design.”

Read the article here: http://kotaku.com/5979539/a-beginners-guide-to-making-your-first-video-game

Software Developers Top The List Of The Best Jobs For 2014

12 Dec

“Forbes Tech News ‏@ForbesTech 1m
Software developers top the list of the best jobs for 2014 http://onforb.es/19Exqqc

Barak, Zuckerberg and Apple Get Kids Coding!

12 Dec

Originally posted on Joe Blogs:

 

Albert Einstein – “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas”

I have a remarkable girlfriend who happens to be a High School Maths Teacher (she makes great pi). Now, a few questions she deals with on a regular basis are, “when will I ever needs maths?”, “why should I learn this, I won’t have to use it in a job?” and “why does maths suck so much?” (forget the last one, because maths is awesome).

As a Recruitment Consultant who specialises in Data Analytics, day in and day out I speak to Mathematics graduates and professionals, and I can assure there are incredible careers to be had when you’re a Numbers Ninja.

KIDS NEED TO KNOW THIS!

Yesterday, Apple held its first “Hour of Code” youth workshops as part of the campaign to introduce Computer Science to children and teenagers. This campaign is fronted by…

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Do you want to create video games?

27 Nov

If you do, then you maybe would want to check out Game Maker Studio.
Game Maker Studio costs $50 but it’s free for download under a limited time.
Check it out: http://gamemakerblog.com/2013/11/25/gamemaker-studio-standard-edition-is-currently-free-50-value/

Unity 4.3 out now

14 Nov

The game engine Unity have been updated to 4.3 with improved 2D graphics and physics. It is free.
From Unity’s homepage:
“The free version of Unity for Windows. Includes publishing support for iOS, Android, Windows Store, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, desktop and Web, and a 30 day trial of Unity Pro (with Pro publishing for iOS, Android, Windows Store, Windows Phone and BlackBerry).”
As a developer or even a hobby programmer one should perhaps check it out.
You can download it here.

For beginners: XAMPP and “Hello world” in PHP

9 Oct

XAMPP is a tool for those wishing to script PHP with Apache, mySQL and PHP distributions that install themselves.
I recommend it for those of you who wish to start learning scripting with PHP.

After installing and starting it:
1. You will have to type “localhost” in your webbrowser in order to access PHP-enabled webpages.
2. The index file that it will access is to be found in the XAMPP/htdocs – folder.
3. There you should create a folder for accessing your own Projects. If you for example will have a folder named “Test” you will access it by typing “localhost/Test” in your webbrowser.
4. You will have to create an index page in order to have something to access from your Test- folder. 5. Simply create a file in whichever notepadish application you wish to and type following:

“<?php
echo ‘Hello world’;
?>”

6. Save your file as index.php in your test directory and try to access it by typing “localhost/Test/index.php
7. You will get a webpage with says “Hello world” as an answer to your request.
P.S. You have to activate Apache from the XAMPP Control board else it won’t work.

Good luck!
You can find XAMPP here.

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