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Old 04-23-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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in need of some productive advice,help plz


Hello All
I am a computer science student . I am having a vacation of about 2 and a half months and I want to do something productive with my time and I don't really know where to start.
I know C and C++ quite well . I want to know that whether this time period is enough to learn about software designing( in c or c++) or I should try to do something else ,
Plz help me ,and plz do tell me if you think that I should try something else

thankyou ,your advice will be greatly appreciated

I need as much advice as I can get so plz don't be shy to give some great suggestions
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:16 AM   #2
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It's difficult to give you advice because the english language is very subjective. When you say you know C and C++ quite well, that could mean any number of things. As a recent graduate with a computer science degree, I can tell you that the projects you work on in school rarely come close to the size and complexity of problems you will be working on if you decide to take a job in industry. Having said that, wanting to study on your own outside of class is commendable. I think it's more important for you at this stage to study concepts and ideas, as opposed to learning the syntax of the language that happens to be the flavor of the month. My experience with many of my fellow classmates that said they knew C and C++ was that they used the two languages almost interchangeably. They wrote C++ programs just like they would solve the same problem in C, except they used cin and cout and failed to take advantage of the OO features in C++. If this describes you too, take some of your old C programming assignments, and re-write them in C++ using classes and objects. If you already have a good grasp of OO C++, I know of a few assignments that are posted online complete with lecture notes and skeleton code that would keep your skills sharp, and I would be more then happy to pass these on to you. Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 07:50 AM   #3
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How about writing GUI based Elevator Simulator in C++? I wrote one couple of years back in java and it was great adventure for me…

It simulated the 2 elevators for 11 story building just like real life including emergency situation
 
Old 04-23-2005, 07:59 AM   #4
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read Bhagwat gita if you are not from india

ok ....... how about writing a small OS with C and some asm that can fit into a 1.44 floppy disk if you have not come across this task in college ?

just my opinion

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Old 04-23-2005, 08:16 AM   #5
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:20 AM   #6
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Thanks guys

hi trevilli thanks for your advice,
It would be great if u could pass me those assignment it would help me alot

hi nixcraft and alred thanks for your help i would definitely try these thing thanks a lot
 
Old 04-23-2005, 08:43 AM   #7
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read Bhagwat gita if you are not from india
What is funny about that?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 08:53 AM   #8
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in india they live the Bhagwat gita
just my opinion

nice to meet you nixcraft ,
by the way , do you really read Bhagwat gita ?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
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hi trevilli thanks for your advice,
It would be great if u could pass me those assignment it would help me alot

hi nixcraft and alred thanks for your help i would definitely try these thing thanks a lot


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Old 04-24-2005, 04:19 AM   #10
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Yes i do read Bhagwat gita

nice to meet you too .. alred
 
Old 04-24-2005, 06:52 AM   #11
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while we are waiting for trevilli , at the meantime we may try

http://www.zib.de/Visual/people/muel...urse/Tutorial/

this is the first link when google with "C++ using classes and objects"

enjoy
 
Old 04-29-2005, 11:06 PM   #12
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Hi

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, hopefully you didn't forget about this post! Here is the link:

www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~gb/cis655/index.html

This project is a Scheme interpreter in C++. If you are unfamiliar with Scheme, the lecture notes and the homework assignments provide a brief introduction. This should give you something to work on during your break from classes.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 02:24 PM   #13
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thanks fellas

hi guys
thanks trevilli for the post.
 
  


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