Does anybody here enjoy coding?

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  1. Achiever80

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    I have been doing some coding recently (it helps with urges) and I have been learning how to do Python. It is super hard but it is also insanely fun! I find it amazing how much technology has progressed in the last 100 years. Nowadays the computer can do all the work for us! Anybody else do coding or work with computers?
     
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  2. MisterDoe

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    I do enjoy coding. Doing web development React/Angular. I tried Python a bit but I don't think it's good for me career-wise. I rather learn node or deno. Maybe PHP(laravel) but I don't like php very much. Do you do it professionally or just for fun?
     
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  3. unnamed friend

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    I do. I code with the "Decorate" programming language which is used for making mods for ZDoom and GZDoom (modern source ports for the 1993 game "Doom"). Right now I am making my own weapons mod for this game. After I'm done with it, I'm planning to learn "ZScript" programming language which is a more advanced version of "Decorate".
     
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  4. Achiever80

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    Just for fun. I'm only 13 so school is what I do lol. Coding is something I just like to do in my free time
     
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  5. SickSicko

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    13, getting away from porn, learning to code on the side of his schooling, I am the only one that thinks we have some true legend material among us?

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  6. dignifiedrose

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    I wish I had learned coding at a younger age. I'm guessing that learning the skill, or at least playing with the concepts, will only be good for you in the long run. I'm in school to do more with computers, so getting a jump start at a young age would have made a yuge difference.

    Also to parrot @SickSicko , you're especially young to be looking to improve in the ways you have. I have nothing but respect for the consciousness and the effort!
     
  7. MLMVSS

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    I use Python, NodeJS, and Typescript with React daily. Java/Kotlin occasionally.

    Also, know that the majority of us use Google for help all the time, lol. StackOverflow saved many, many software/data jobs. Finding code, using it, then trying to understand what it does was the way I learned.
     
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  8. MisterDoe

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    @Sir Isaac Newton Yes I'm aware of Django framework which allows you to build websites. I just think React, Angular, node, laravel(php) is a more popular technology where I live. So learning python for Django seems a bit of a stretch career-wise. Maybe I will learn it for fun a bit later.
     
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  9. ShadyPerson

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    I think coding is kinda fun, but learning to code is lame as fuck. I'm interested in designing games one day though, so I suppose some coding skills will be required.
     
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  11. GhostRider@11

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    I do enjoy coding, Many might think that I am bragging too much about my codding experience, but when I have done hard work, I can't stop myself from sharing those things.
    I initially started with GameMaker which allows to create 2D games without any knowledge of programming, then learnt batch, then moved to 3D games without programming, then html, css, javascript, sql and then finally python. Last year I was learning tkinter, pygame and other python libraries, and successfully created many 2D games and GUI applications with the use of only python. I know, it is not a big victory, but still it makes me feel that I am better than my previous version.
    Along with my programming life, I even entered fields like photoshop, video-audio editing, graphic designing, but wasn't able to go all in, I even learnt few things about hacking but it was quite a bit different than what they show in movies, I left that field also, then I had also tried to learn cracking and creating mod, but left that also, I might have left many things in middle but I cannot argue on the point that they were valuable experiences for me and it taught me how things work. So, even if you think that you might not able to complete it, still go for it, you will never regret it.
    Now, I am planning to enter into AI and machine learning field through python, I will learn other things which will be required to achieve this.
    Coding was the best decision, I ever took in my entire life, and I love it.
     
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  12. Gallade_Templar

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    I'm currently taking a class called "Molecular Genetics and Genomics" which is really a computer science class masquerading as biology. The class is about learning to perform data analysis on biological data, so it could be associated with most any subject. We spent a while doing Unix and now we're learning some R. Not sure if we'll get to any Python later in the semester.

    I had had no prior coding experience, so the class was frustrating at first, but once I slowly got the hang of Unix I began to enjoy it. R, on the other hand, just sucks. One of my lab partners who's far more experienced with coding than I am agrees with me on that point.
     
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  13. SeaChange

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    Remember that computers are only as smart as the questions we ask them! I was listening to an episode of the TowardsDataScience podcast (I'm an amateur data scientist) and one of the guys had a really great analogy for working with computers and AI: think of them as evil genies who are going to twist every wish you give them into the opposite thing unless you're super specific and super clear.

    Every time I come across Django in my sphere its because somebody wants to deploy their python based machine-learning project to a web app and have users be able to interact with it.

    Give it a chance! If you think it sucks and is lame then you're going to be fighting an uphill battle the whole time. Try and find some good youtube videos or tutorials of simple games you can make with code to wet your appetite and get some motivation. There's a lot of videos that are 24 hour game coding challenges where people try and code a fully functioning game in just a day. I don't even want to get into game development and find them interesting.


    Welcome to the world of AI and machine learning! I'm curious what is your plan to learn it? I just completed a Data Science Bootcamp the other month that I got to attend for free on scholarship. I ended up with some nice projects under my belt. Right now I'm doing Data Quest to strengthen my fundamentals because the bootcamp was so fast as well as getting some certifications related to cloud computing(AWS) and data visualization(Tableau).


    To be honest you're likely to be "stuck" in R for the rest of the class. R and Python are kind of "rival" languages so unless your professor wants you to learn python from scratch for the experience of it there's no reason to learn it. Python is more common in the wider world but R originally came out of academia so it has a strong hold there.
     
  14. theMotivator

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  15. GhostRider@11

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    I initially thought of learning it through youtube videos, but now I think I will require to pick a site like coursera or any other platform which teaches all these things in the correct. First step, building my very first neural network.
    I can't wait to start but the only thing holding me back is the upcoming exams, I know if I started now, it won't be easy to stop it's like a tv series, you can't stop until you have atleast completed one entire season, and even if I stopped learning then it would be hard to continue it, because of that loss of momentum and all. So, I think I will do this after my last exam. But, I actually don't know, I might start before exams also. But, I will try my best to not let that happen.
     
  16. SeaChange

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    Whoa you're starting off with neural nets! I like the ambition! If you want an easier goal due to your schedule I would say try and do the Kaggle Titanic competition! I don't know if you've heard of it, it's a little famous at this point and is a good start to the machine learning work flow using simple classification.

    As for good courses, I can't recommend enough Andrew Ng's free Coursera Machine Learning course. It's like the OG machine learning course that everyone talks about. I haven't taken it myself but going off of the reviews and looking over the syllabus I would say it has everything you need to start.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  17. MisterDoe

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    @[email protected] @SeaChange I agree that it's better to learn fundamentals from one solid course compared to multiple YouTube videos. For machine learning I would suggest this udemy course.
     
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  18. GhostRider@11

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    Thanks for that advice! I will definitely check them out.
     
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  19. Gallade_Templar

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    @SeaChange Makes sense. The professor did say once that he actually prefers Python himself, but I think R's selection of data-processing tools might be slightly better for the applications we're learning about in this course. That's only a guess, though, since of course I don't know what all can be done with Python.
     

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