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Sep 2014
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 10 2014 00:18 UTC
Well there are several different tutorial sites, codecademy, codeschool ,teamtreehouse
Once you are done here you will have a solid base to go off of
Id say self study a bit of those and start work on your own little projects
Pretty much all of us use stack overflow for questions on any topic that comes up, the answers are out there, this course will give you the tools to find them
and really, with programming, its more of a portfolio industry rather than a certification (unless you are in IT!)
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 00:47 UTC
Hmm.
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 10 2014 00:49 UTC
And have a look at this
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 00:50 UTC
That looks cool.
HTML5
So I guess it can employ embedded JS too
?
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 10 2014 00:50 UTC
Yes
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 00:51 UTC
Cool cool.
It's sort of... a great way for me to get started.
I have some game ideas that are... way off in the future if I ever get to do them, because I need to learn so many things to make them happen.
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 10 2014 01:01 UTC
Yes, game programming requires a great deal of math/physics knowledge depending on the genre
Typically full stack knowledge as well, if you are working by yourself or on a small team
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 01:15 UTC
Right, and "full stack knowledge" is truly my long term goal, no matter what I'm doing. Even if I'm not like, fluent in every aspect, I want to be able to read and process code, write some code, work with it, understand it, and relate to it effectively with my own code. So in some way, it's sort of immaterial where I start, because I have to go a lot of different directions. I just happen to actually like JS.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 01:26 UTC
And as for Python, there's a project written in python I'd like to work on but that's also immaterial. There's lots of other things to do.
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 10 2014 01:28 UTC
Last Wednesday I spoke with one of your fellow foundations students. He was a game developer with Sierra in the 90s. You might be able to pick his brain, though even with all his experience he is choosing to change fields, so he wont speak very highly of that career path.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 01:39 UTC
hahah, that's alright, I'm a very independent type, so I figure if I'm unhappy with the job it's probably my fault. :p I would definitely like to chat him up so please feel free to pass my info on to him. My goal is to be able to hack out a half decent living by freelancing coding projects while I learn the other skills necessary for making games that don't suck.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 10 2014 22:57 UTC
I think I'm going to go ahead and pull the trigger on the JSF2 so I can keep my momentum going.
excited