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Make Cool Programs (Like a Boss)

Postby anonymous1337 » Jul 10, 2011 3:19

Just coded 800 lines of JavaScript to call ASP.NET web service methods synchronously over the net. Decided against jQuery because it was giving me trouble. It communicates with web services without the use of any built-in tools (like ScriptManager).

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strResult = g_clsWebService.Invoke( "AddTwoNumbers", 2, 5 );

// or... Because I'm a boss.
strResult = g_clsWebService.AddTwoNumbers( 2, 5 );


My current project consists of ASP.NET, C++, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, VB.NET, XML and and a robot I have to make play tic-tac-toe.

My tic-tac-toe algorithm consists of an optimal placement algorithm in combination with special cases for the start/end conditions of the game. It never loses, but loves to win.

The biggest project I've ever done for school. My design and development skills are getting pretty rad.

What have you been up to? Are you a boss?
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Postby roook_ph » Jul 10, 2011 6:33

Nice accomplishments so far all I see is 2 lines of codes
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Jul 10, 2011 8:04

Nice, which college?

I've recently made this:
http://kristopherwindsor.com/rampsderp/

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Ramps Derp is a game made by Alex Robinson and Kristopher Windsor. It was developed in Spring 2011 for the SJSU Game Dev Club. The game is written in C++ using OpenGL (3D), Glut (windowing), Box2D (physics), and FMOD (sound). Source code is available upon request.
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Postby vdecampo » Jul 10, 2011 13:18

My software turns time into money.

Beat That!

-Vince
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Postby agamemnus » Jul 10, 2011 14:41

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Postby rdc » Jul 10, 2011 17:40

KristopherWindsor wrote:Nice, which college?

I've recently made this:
http://kristopherwindsor.com/rampsderp/

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Ramps Derp is a game made by Alex Robinson and Kristopher Windsor. It was developed in Spring 2011 for the SJSU Game Dev Club. The game is written in C++ using OpenGL (3D), Glut (windowing), Box2D (physics), and FMOD (sound). Source code is available upon request.


Very cool.

One of the projects I am working is a golf solitaire game. Some WIP pics here.
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Postby anonymous1337 » Jul 10, 2011 21:12

@KristopherWindsor:

I thought you quit the game dev scene? :P
And I can't say which school I'm in publicly. I really don't want anyone to know right now :(

@vdecampo:

>_>... You have me beat only because I'm still a student.
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Jul 12, 2011 10:19

anonymous1337 wrote:I thought you quit the game dev scene? :P


Never! Well, I wanted to get out of the monotonous loop of making small games in FB. This was nice because I learned some new tools / libraries.
Of course now that I've got a job, I'm not considering game dev for a career, but it's still fun on the side.

And I can't say which school I'm in publicly. I really don't want anyone to know right now :(


Well now we'll just assume the worst. :P
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Postby anonymous1337 » Jul 12, 2011 22:06

I think you could be a successful indie game developer, if you only polished the user interfaces of your products more. Then again, it depends on how bad you want it.
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Jul 19, 2011 5:32

anonymous1337 wrote:I think you could be a successful indie game developer, if you only polished the user interfaces of your products more. Then again, it depends on how bad you want it.

In my dreams of a distant future, I make it big in a startup that does something more useful than games.
Maybe I could survive as an indie game developer, but the opportunity cost vs. a nice full-time salary is too great. But still, when I've got a really good idea, I think I'll be able to work on it.
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Postby anonymous1337 » Jul 19, 2011 7:34

If you're looking for a startup company, you must have finally had exposure to the business programming world. *shudders*

We're in the same boat :(
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Jul 19, 2011 9:27

anonymous1337 wrote:If you're looking for a startup company, you must have finally had exposure to the business programming world. *shudders*

We're in the same boat :(

Heh. Well, I meant that it'd be nice if I got some great idea, started my own company and made a few million. *Jinx* Working at a corporation has its advantages and disadvantages, but I am working at a startup now with ~50 employees.
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Postby anonymous1337 » Jul 20, 2011 18:43

Oh yeah? What kind of work do you do?

I went and applied (and was subsequently denied) by a startup around 6 months ago. They used classic ASP, which I'm not interested in. But some form of ownership, a flexible schedule and a casual work environment would be nice...
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Jul 21, 2011 11:15

anonymous1337 wrote:Oh yeah? What kind of work do you do?


I'm doing PHP. Since I got here right while they are transitioning from Java to PHP, I'm the second full-time PHP developer, and a large part of the code base will soon be in PHP. So I'm awesome or something??? :p

I've mentioned the company on my Facebook and LinkedIn, etc pages FWIW.
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Postby D.J.Peters » Jul 22, 2011 22:20

I was 16 years long IT freelancer but I interrupted it 2001.

Now after exactly 10 years i'm back in the same boot.

I wrote an complex businessplan the last two month.
It was tested and checked independent by IHK (the chambers of commerce and industry in german)
and by the "job center" with sucess in all points.

I hope my new startup isn't a wet boot to day ;-)

Joshy
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