Re: I feel like giving up on programming altogether!

Not an expert on programming, or even close. But I am pretty sure it was the Japanese that bombed Pearl Harbor...


But your point is well made. hahaha
----- Original Message ----- From: "RicksPlace" <ofbgmail@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: I feel like giving up on programming altogether!


First, Programming in today's world is a world apart from where we use to be. It is so much simpler in some ways and light years more complex in other ways. Programming in the Visual Studio IDE takes a large learning curve. You need to install and configure that puppy. Fail to do this and you will be hearing more junk and losing focus more than an intrevert at a rock concert. That is a pain itself. Then, if you run JAWS you need to configure JAWS, again better get it right. Then after you get all that done you can open the IDE and look at a bunch of buttons and dialogs that have seemingly nothing to do with creating a computer program using computer statements. And, God Forbid, You try and download and install Sql Server Express, well, you will be headed for gray hair if you are one of the lucky few who get that far. You absolutely need to configure the IDE for accessibility, pick the ssimpelest language, vb.net, to start with and create your first Hello World Form from the Form1 file. That is after you create a new project of the Windows Forms type. Then you can drop a couple of buttons, a textbox or 2 on the Form1 designer, set their properties and code the related VB Code for the Button Click Events and mess with the Text Properties of the TextBoxes. If you get that far you will be on your way to learning to Program in Visual Studio. I would start with the Vb.net Express module since it does not have all the other languages and is just a little cleaner to start with. Once you get the nack of making a form do things like Display Output to a user, Read Inputs from a user and do some Processing on the input, you have the basic understanding of what computer programming is really about IPO, Input / Process / Output. If you jump into C++, Visual Studio IDE and a DB you are jumping out of an airplane and flapping as hard as you can but you can pretty much guess the final result. But, Give Up? Did We Give Up when the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor? No, when the going gets tough - the tough ask questions on list and follow up with more work!
Rick USA
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jes" <theeternalkid@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:59 PM
Subject: I feel like giving up on programming altogether!


Hi all,

All I get when using visual studio are nothing but errors! I just want to be able to write a program and have it work! Just once! But no. All I get are errors! So what's the use in even trying? Encouragement needed badly!
Thanks.
Jes

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