November 21st, 2011, 05:01 PM
Trying to get my stuff out there.
Ok I didnt know how to title this, or if this is allowed in this section. But pretty much I really want to be able to make something (programming wise) and get it out to the masses. I want something like a website, or an app, something like that. The only problem is I believe as of now my skillset doesnt allow me to make anything like that. Or atleast anything good like that.
So I made this thread in case anyone knows anything I could possibly be interested in that I just didnt know about.
I wanted to make apple apps, but I dont know C.
I wanted to make android apps, but the Java setup they use is weird with the XML and other ideas that make it not like Java.
So the closest I have come to making something I can get out there is a Java Applet which just wasnt really good enough. And XNA but I couldnt quite grasp it.
Is there anything like what Im looking for with the programming skills I have. Or what would be the easiest to learn to try to get there.
November 21st, 2011, 05:51 PM
Make something you want and need yourself and chances are fairly good other people will want/need it too. That's the way a lot of freeware and shareware gets created.
If you come up with a project that interests you, you'll have the passion necessary to learn whatever skills you're lacking to complete the project.
In fact, this is usually the way I go about learning new platforms myself if I'm doing it for my own enrichment (vs having to learn things specifically for my paid work where I don't have much choice as to what to work on and what to learn).
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” - Dr. Seuss
November 21st, 2011, 10:50 PM
I completely agree with the part about wanting to do it will lead you to learn it. The problem is I tried to do most languages that I wanted to try and didnt get very far in them. However, I gave XNA another try and Im working on a decent 2D game for PC, and its coming along nicely.
November 22nd, 2011, 08:04 AM
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