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Old 02-23-2018, 05:39 AM   #1
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Recommend Coding Games


A number of these have sprung up as I'm trying to get better with programming.

https://www.codingame.com/start

https://coderbyte.com/

https://codecombat.com/

I've tried a number of them however alot of it still seems out of my skill range.

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to use these to get better at programming?

thanks
 
Old 02-23-2018, 08:01 AM   #2
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I'd suggest starting out, you find a game, look at a hand full of them that are open source so you can see the code and coding styles used to write them. Then when you find one you like. Just start modifying its code in areas where you think you know what it is doing to see if you can make it do something else, then compile it and run it to see your changes, errors, and warnings then use that as a means to learn.

The more you work with it the more you should pick up on how things are being done, and how to manipulate the api being used.

what is your knowledge base so far?

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Old 02-24-2018, 03:43 PM   #3
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Most of these websites, they give you a task or assignment. You then try to figure it out in a language that you are familiar with.

Once you solve it, then you move to a more difficult task or assignment.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 05:03 AM   #4
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With RoboCode you code fighting robot tanks to learn JAVA. I see now you can use .NET to make one, too.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 09:58 AM   #5
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With RoboCode you code fighting robot tanks to learn JAVA. I see now you can use .NET to make one, too.
That's a good one. It's been around for quite a while. Java isn't the most inspiring, but it's probably the least important part in writing code that controls a little shooting tank. They have a great wiki too.
 
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I remember Robocode getting written up in Slashdot back in the day (2001/2002 timeframe).

I'm looking at more modern ones, like the following:

https://codefights.com/

See how there isn't much response to this thread, I'm thinking many don't know about these types of websites.


Again, I'm trying to teach myself how to code.

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