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by Pritchard
Jun 02, 2017 17:18
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How should I teach Computer Programming?
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: How should I teach Computer Programming?

Go through other tutorials / courses and see how people are already doing this.
by Pritchard
May 25, 2017 3:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Currently inactive
Replies: 45
Views: 3636

Re: Currently inactive

Hm, I was wondering why the next version was taking so long to come out...
by Pritchard
May 25, 2017 3:38
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Essentially, Leaving the Community.
Replies: 44
Views: 6582

Re: Essentially, Leaving the Community.

I'm reaching the point (I'm still in my 20's) where my pursuit of happiness (ie. programming) is making me unhappy, because I worry about how I might better spend my time/use my skills while I'm doing this. Of course, you are right that only I can make that determination, and I just did. I just ans...
by Pritchard
May 22, 2017 18:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Essentially, Leaving the Community.
Replies: 44
Views: 6582

Re: Essentially, Leaving the Community.

thesanman112: Programming for fun / as an art is something I wish I still could do. I think it's a combined experience of the creation and the process of creating. Just how painting isn't about the picture, but knowing how to use the paint, the paper, the brush and whatever other tools you have or u...
by Pritchard
May 09, 2017 21:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Apple emoji typeface: legal concern
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Apple emoji typeface: legal concern

EDIT: Nevermind me. I thought you were talking about the forum. Yes, you would need to know the terms and conditions of using Apple's emojis (or the typeface containing them) for your own product - whether or not you can use them at all. If you contact Apple's legal department, they are likely going...
by Pritchard
May 03, 2017 18:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Essentially, Leaving the Community.
Replies: 44
Views: 6582

Re: Essentially, Leaving the Community.

I did find this cool website, though, which does a good job summarizing why I loved the internet and technology so much as a kid: http://www.cameronsworld.net/ Tbh I don't care that much about tech itself. I care more about people and doing interesting things. But if I could make something like Came...
by Pritchard
May 03, 2017 18:01
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Essentially, Leaving the Community.
Replies: 44
Views: 6582

Re: Essentially, Leaving the Community.

I'd probably revise the reason that I'm inactive. Now, it's more that I'm less interested in BASIC and more interested in general types of problem solving, particularly in business. I still don't know what to do as an outlet for art and expression. Not much time for that anymore :( I'm doing well en...
by Pritchard
Dec 23, 2016 6:37
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Java & FreeBasic
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Java & FreeBasic

There is Rust if you want something low-level, Python if you want support on pretty much every embedded device these days (used to be C, but Python seems to be most popular now). Java is used at the enterprise scale by plenty of organizations. It gets the job done. I very highly doubt Oracle would e...
by Pritchard
Dec 23, 2016 6:33
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: BASIC was meant to be easy to learn, read and understand
Replies: 45
Views: 2721

Re: BASIC was meant to be easy to learn, read and understand

My personal take is that the principles of "object-oriented design" are cooler than "object-oriented programming". By that, I mean I care about things like SOLID more than I do the semantics of OOP languages.
by Pritchard
Dec 14, 2016 2:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?
Replies: 25
Views: 4142

Re: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?

caseih wrote:I'm not really sure who this "user" is that you speak of.
The developer.
by Pritchard
Dec 12, 2016 6:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?
Replies: 25
Views: 4142

Re: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?

Yes visual studio does have a very powerful debugger and you can recompile sections of code while it's still running. Replace running code. I don't know of any other debugger that can do that. But a debugger isn't what I was talking about with qb. Intermediate mode is not just about inspecting vari...
by Pritchard
Dec 11, 2016 22:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?
Replies: 25
Views: 4142

Re: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?

QuickBasic and QBasic have an interactive mode that's very powerful, and you could even stop a program's execution and then go inspect variables by running commands in that window. A neat concept. Interpreters do have their place. You can do this in pretty much any language with a decent debugger, ...
by Pritchard
Dec 11, 2016 22:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?
Replies: 25
Views: 4142

Re: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?

Isn't that illegal? This is a terrible way to phrase it. No it is not illegal. Nowhere is it illegal. Does it violate the PB EULA, possibly. But that does not make it "illegal". I am sorry to have used this phrase: I'm not all too educated in that area (I didn't know that most copyright l...
by Pritchard
Apr 16, 2016 2:37
Forum: General
Topic: How to 'shade' a pixel FAST?
Replies: 29
Views: 1175

Re: How to 'shade' a pixel FAST?

All I can think of is pre-computing the shade value and the RGB bytes each change as opposed to computing them constantly. Everything I've come up with that's fast either requires this or will only work on inputs that are powers of two or shades of gray... Once you get into the realm of pre-caching ...
by Pritchard
Mar 30, 2016 23:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What can't be written in FreeBASIC?
Replies: 126
Views: 6651

Re: What can't be written in FreeBASIC?

If you have a basic class in systems and microprocessors first, then BASIC makes very little sense and you generally won't prefer it over other languages. Interesting view. I myself did start with the simple old microprocessors and always saw BASIC as a natural direct extension of Assembler languag...

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