Message from M4Gunner in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #comp-sci

2018-03-27 01:04:32 UTC  

That code

2018-03-27 01:08:00 UTC  

Pardon me I've been doing js all day

2018-03-27 01:24:21 UTC  

god bless your soul

2018-03-27 02:26:52 UTC  

I needed that, thanks.

2018-03-27 03:51:27 UTC  

🙏 for Durtle

2018-03-27 05:33:11 UTC  

lmfao I actually just knocked out my internet for a few minutes by transferring files.

2018-03-27 05:35:51 UTC  


2018-03-27 18:08:15 UTC  

JS is like shoving your dick in a paper shredder. End me please.

2018-03-27 18:11:50 UTC  

@Durtle02 Just stock JS, or are you using Angular, ReactJS, or something similar?

2018-03-27 18:12:04 UTC  


2018-03-27 18:12:28 UTC  


2018-03-27 18:13:34 UTC  
2018-03-27 18:16:09 UTC  

I had to use that for the latter half of my e-business programming class

2018-03-27 18:17:27 UTC  

And you wanted to kys?

2018-03-27 18:18:24 UTC  

I bet Durtle wanted to

2018-03-28 14:59:40 UTC

Sprung up on one of the subreddits today

2018-03-28 15:29:18 UTC  

Never been a fan of Skiena’s content.

2018-03-28 15:29:54 UTC  

I didn't read "How to solve it", but "Algorithm design manual" is a very weak book.

2018-03-28 15:30:32 UTC  

And this page is the reason why the whole "learn from the internet, not university" won't work.

2018-03-28 15:31:27 UTC  

Whoever curated this "best book" content clearly hasn't read many books on a given subject.

2018-03-29 03:17:26 UTC  

it won't help me ``learn all of c++ in 24 hours``??

2018-03-29 03:18:45 UTC  

I'm learning programming via the internet and I can definitely say it would be better to learn in school

2018-03-29 07:25:07 UTC  

The most important thing when learning a new language is how you should use it. That takes time.

2018-03-29 07:27:26 UTC  

For C++, the best source is Stroustrup's book.

2018-03-29 07:29:34 UTC  

Also, figure out what kind of programming student you are. Do you need somebody to tell you what to do next? Or do you feel like trying to do things on your own?

2018-03-29 07:31:19 UTC  

The former tends to turn out to be mediocre programmers, while the latter tends to become cowboy programmers with no common sense about code quality.

2018-03-29 07:35:37 UTC  

return shit;
return shit;

2018-03-29 16:27:41 UTC  

What I meant was, if you just sit down and start coding nonstop, it's too easy to become oblivious about how bad your code is.

2018-03-29 16:36:09 UTC  

Probably why my college nailed the "It's all in the design" point in with a sledgehammer into our brains

2018-03-29 16:40:32 UTC  

Yep, bad design is usually what ruins everything.

2018-03-29 16:40:50 UTC  

Programmers that never looked at any library, any API, don't know what the usual names of things are.

2018-03-29 16:41:10 UTC  

Then they shove a bunch of generic names everywhere with no meaning.

2018-03-29 16:41:52 UTC  

It's interesting to see, after you go through a lot of bad code, how important having a shared vocabulary is.

2018-03-29 16:42:33 UTC  

I worked on a project where a `Connection` object was actually a tuple, and had one method, named `cleanup()` that manipulated data in another class.

2018-03-29 16:43:20 UTC  

And the class that would usually be called a `Connection`, with methods analogous to `send()` and `receive()` was called `Interaction`.

2018-03-29 16:44:25 UTC  

Of course, the methods weren't called that, they were called `push()` and `process()`.

2018-03-29 17:02:19 UTC  


2018-03-29 17:04:44 UTC  

It was almost as if every name of class and method was created to mislead anyone else working with the code.

2018-03-29 17:05:24 UTC  

So yeah, don't be "that guy" that doesn't know the name of things that everyone else knows.

2018-03-29 17:06:29 UTC  

You should be curious to do things on your own without needing somebody to hold your hand, but also you should constantly check what other people created, to make sure you're not doing things completely wrong.