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Posted 12-10-2015 at 02:57 AM by Phylum


Also I'm a computer science student now, for the next year at least.
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enchilado's Avatar
I have no idea what's going on in that image but cool. I want to transfer to that. Good to see you around.
Posted 12-10-2015 at 10:43 AM by enchilado enchilado is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Cats smoke ciggaretes?
Posted 12-10-2015 at 10:59 AM by Varrok Varrok is online now

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Job McYossie's Avatar
No more private lessons? :<
Posted 12-10-2015 at 01:33 PM by Job McYossie Job McYossie is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
Holy fuck you know I completely forgot about that/have no reason to ever check Skype any more.

I don't just forget all of my music stuff because I'm doing CompSci You might need to actively remind me, but there's a lot more I can teach you and I'm happy to do it!

And Ench, you must remember the classic Joshkrz moment involving cats, smoking and cigarettes.
Posted 12-10-2015 at 02:43 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Nate's Avatar
If you've got any CompSci questions, feel free to shoot me a message. I'm a great tutor!
Posted 12-10-2015 at 09:33 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Job McYossie's Avatar
I've actually been stuck trying to make music for like two months. It's been depressing me incredibly and I'm starting to give up. I haven't forgotten anything you've taught me, and sometimes I'll even throw in something you've shown me while just playing another song.
Posted 12-11-2015 at 12:39 AM by Job McYossie Job McYossie is offline

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Thanks Nate. I have a brother in the industry, but I'll nestle you into my list somewhere

And Job one of the big things I want to teach you about, mostly by showing you pieces of music, are themes and ideas and ways you can experiment with developing them. The kind of things that can get the ball rolling on compositions.
Posted 12-11-2015 at 02:47 AM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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STM's Avatar
I'm going to learn java over Xmas. Teach me that.
Posted 12-11-2015 at 05:53 AM by STM STM is offline

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I love Java for being easy and having types, but also obligatorily hate it At this point I can't say if Java is a good language to learn though. For general desktop work is C# a better option in the post-Mono world?

I'm still tempted to point beginners towards Python. It's pretty simple to make things happen, but the library/import system and distribution always frustrates me.
Posted 12-11-2015 at 06:58 AM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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STM's Avatar
I just wanted to do Java because it seemed interesting and free on course academy >.>
Posted 12-11-2015 at 11:30 AM by STM STM is offline

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Manco's Avatar
I read a programmer’s joke recently that is just simple enough for me to get:

“Knock knock.”
“Who’s there?”



“… Java.”
Posted 12-11-2015 at 03:14 PM by Manco Manco is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
It depends on how you want to use it. Java is not the fastest programming language, but you might not *want* the fastest one, you probably won't be programming Crysis or anything. Modern PCs are very fast anyway. If you would like to code something perfomance-heavy, you should switch over to C++ or other C-like language.

I program in Java, I don't really complain.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 12:50 AM by Varrok Varrok is online now

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Manco's Avatar
Where would we be without people defending Java's honor.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 10:21 AM by Manco Manco is offline

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I just don't get the hate. It's like hating python for being more like a script language. I mean, that's the point, right? Python's awesome too.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 10:39 AM by Varrok Varrok is online now

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Nate's Avatar
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Originally Posted by Phylum
I'll nestle you into my list somewhere
Well, now I feel dirty.

Java's reputation for being slow isn't really warranted any more. I don't love it as a language, but I'm stuck with it at work. It's a pretty good choice for a first language to learn because it's simpler than C/C++, but makes a lot of the fundamentals more explicit than Python.

I love Python with a passion, but that's because I know it's better than Java - if you start with Python and then have to move onto another language, you're just going to get annoyed at it not providing all the things that Python does automagically.

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Originally Posted by Phylum
... the library/import system and distribution always frustrates me.
What's wrong with that? Always seemed simple enough to me.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 12:06 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Manco's Avatar
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I just don't get the hate.
It's a knock-knock joke.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 02:45 PM by Manco Manco is offline

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but makes a lot of the fundamentals more explicit than Python.
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if you start with Python and then have to move onto another language, you're just going to get annoyed at it not providing all the things that Python does automagically.
My uni's intro to software engineering course taught Python, and I actually preferred Java. The fact that you could look through the API and see how data structures are defined from primitives was nice for someone who knew fuck-all about programming.

Now that I am somewhat more learned I really appreciate Python. Beyond teaching control flow, I don't think it's a good beginners language though.

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Where would we be without people defending Java's honor.
It's a tool. You use it for the right job. Of course Java will never be as fast as a compiled language, but as far as portable non-compiled languages go, it's the champion of it's class. Typically Java will run an order of magnitude faster than Python or whatever JavaScript derivative is currently popular.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 04:53 PM by moxco moxco is offline

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MA's Avatar
good luck Phylum!

and cats don't smoke cigarettes!
Posted 12-16-2015 at 05:57 AM by MA MA is offline

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Paul's Avatar
Problem with Java/C# or any other GC'ed language performance wise is that GC kills. Random 5-20msec lag spikes from GC kill real time apps.

Also they have the JIT overhead, they will always start slower than native apps. N-Gen somewhat fixes this for CLR on Windows.
Posted 12-23-2015 at 08:36 AM by Paul Paul is offline

 

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