Any CS majors from California?

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  1. pkr

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    If so where did/are you attend(ing)?

    I'm currently at San Francisco State, but not too into it here. Not really fond of this city and the CSc department is less than stellar so far.
     
  2. SPACECATAZ

    SPACECATAZ New Member

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    Try the east coast.
     
  3. GearHead

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    Move down to South Bay. The comp sci and coen programs at SCU are stellar.
     
  4. pkr

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    Any reason I should take C# opposed to C++? I'm currently learning c++... it's actually pretty cool. I've heard Java is what alot employers are looking for right now for software engineers.

    Gearhead: I've heard SCU isn't so great for comp sci. The east coast is def. out of the question though. I love California too much to move elsewhere.
     
  5. CrazyInteg

    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    From my very limited experience, I haven't seen any places that use C++. I've seen many other different languages including Java, C# and Perl. There's nothing wrong with taking C++ courses, but for the real world you'll have a one-up on other graduates if you know another language as well.

    Definitely look for a database programming class. Not a "how to optimize a database" type of class. That's what database admins are for. We NEVER learned how to program against a database in college so when I got my first real world job, there was definitely a learning curve involved. I would say the majority of programming jobs revolve around writing programs that retrieve/store data from a database.
     
  6. pkr

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    :cool: I'm more into interpreted languages anyway aside from compiled but I'm down. Good info :cool: I'm trying to get into this as much as I can.
     
  7. nucklearknight

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    No shit? I go to SFSU too...
    Computer science major, Fr.
     
  8. pkr

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    Word. I just switched over from Business. What year are you?

    edit: i think that fr. was meant to be freshman. n/m
     
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    Haha yeah I'm a freshman. How about you?
     
  10. pkr

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    Eh junior standing but I've been (in school) for about 4 years.

    I'll be another 2 years I bet, since I just switched majors this semester and am still taking all the math/physics/bio classes req.
     
  11. SPACECATAZ

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    :rofl:

    I switched over from business to CS as well in my junior year.

    It tagged 2 extra years onto my graduation date though. :wtc:

    Fuck Marketing, the only job skills that you get from that major are how to make copies, someone's coffee, and how to be everyone's bitch in the office.
     
  12. Krakerjak

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    c/c++ have their places, especially in the engineering world

    I found it super easy to pick up Java,
    coming from c to assebmly to c++ to java


    but i'd like to get into C#
     
  13. D1G1T4L

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    sfsu cs major as well.... 4 years experience in work field.... a lot of classes that we have to take are useless
     
  14. pkr

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    What were your favorite? WHat is your opinion of dujmovic?
     
  15. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    what is your opinion of him? I am pretty sure I have the same one
     
  16. pkr

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    I take the MWF 11-12 intro to comp. prog. class from him. He is hard to understand. If it was my way, I'd love to have a teacher like this:

    http://academicearth.org/courses/introduction-to-computer-science-i

    That guy rules and he makes an awesome transition into computer programming without directly starting with mantissa and other stuff that would probably be taught in an electrical engineering class.

    He's hard for me to understand.
     
  17. FartLighter

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    CS grad student from UCLA here. Prefer Java and Python, but work is making me learn .NET (VB and C#).
     
  18. pkr

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    I would love to work with Python. I will learn it once I am proficient in at least one language. :x:
     
  19. ge0

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    checking in..

    been using ruby on rails for web and J2EE stack for webservices and backend programming..

    learned C++ as my first language... c => c++ => java / VB => php => ruby/rails
     
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    I tried to avoid this but faceman and his IT experience (because he clearly couldn't have a CS degree with his lack of knowledge) is annoying. Hopefully no one takes his advice. That is all. Oh and if you are developing a video game (which is 90% of the reason people actually get into CS) most of the games are written in C++ not Java and only 360 games are written in C# that I can think of. Why you might ask? Because hands down C++ is faster than C# and obviously faster than Java. C++ has the mentality of pay as you go, you only include what you need to get the job done. You don't honestly believe you can have a garbage collection agency to handle memory and that'll come at no cost to the programmer do you? Fortunately smarter people understand this and create games in C++. You can hate on C++ all you want, but you clearly don't understand the concept that specific programming languages are better for various tasks. I'd like to see an IT scrub like you write a stupid Java game so the industry can laugh at you.

    P.S just because you post after every person's post doesn't mean you know shit about programming. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Atleast the more you post, the lack of experience really shows.
     
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    360 games are developed in C#? :eek5:
     
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    XNA, so yeah
     
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    haha they were arrows in the order I learned them, not greater equal signs. lol
     
  24. D1G1T4L

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    C/C++ is much more powerful than Java and should be learned first just so you can grasp the concept of pointers, memory allocation, etc
     
  25. TheManLouisianaFace

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    wow you couldn't be any farther from the truth.
     

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