[JS]I’m looking for good “resume driven” projects via /r/learnprogramming

[JS]I’m looking for good “resume driven” projects

I do mostly JS(Node.js, Mongodb etc…), i also know PHP and Mysql.

I want to make stuff that would look GOOD on a resume/portfolio, something that would say HIRE ME, i'm not really inexperienced, i'm just lacking of ideas and i don't know what to work on right know.

What would you suggest me to do?Do you have any ideas? (i'm not looking for "learning" projects, i've already read the FAQ)

Submitted May 31, 2016 at 07:38PM by nujey
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Is programming only fun on the beginning? via /r/learnprogramming

Is programming only fun on the beginning?

Here is the story: I'm 25 YO right now and had finished my law degree. The thing is, I don't really want to be a lawyer anymore, and I'm also moving to a foreign country which language I don't really speak right now.

I decided to start learning programming, just out of curiosity, and I ended up liking it a lot. Right now I'm learning python (finished code academy course, I'm reading some other books now), just made a telegram bot to amuse my friends, and had lots of fun while doing it, even when more complex problems showed up.

So, because of this I decided that maybe it is not a bad idea to consider it as a career path, but is programming mostly fun and interesting like this or it gets boring with time? I feel like I'm getting too old, and trying this now and finding myself investing a lot of time on another career I don't really enjoy might be a huge mistake.

Thanks for any advice!

Submitted May 31, 2016 at 07:42PM by Phellps
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Taking Data Structures in the fall. I need some help on how to get started on the course this summer. via /r/learnprogramming

Taking Data Structures in the fall. I need some help on how to get started on the course this summer.

"Fundamental data structures and their implementations: stacks, queues, trees (binary and AVL), heaps, graphs, hash tables. Searching and sorting algorithms. Runtime analysis. Examples of problem-solving using greedyalgorithm, divide-and-conquer, and backtracking." — Course description.

As the title states, I'm planning to take Data Structures in the fall. I'm actually a little nervous in taking it because I know it's going to be hard. Can anyone recommend me good books or resources to help me get started over the summer. I google'd some stuff but the results always point me to more advance algorithms or books. I'm a novice programmer with a bit knowledge of c++ and java. I'm also reviewing my java coding this summer. Thanks in advance.

p.s. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong subreddit.

Submitted May 31, 2016 at 07:23PM by premiumrusher
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Just getting started, a quick question via /r/learnprogramming

Just getting started, a quick question

Hey there,

The main reason I'm getting into this field is because I really enjoy being on computers, and solving problems. It seems like I have two basic attributes to being decent at programming. I also would like to get a job, I've shifted all my schooling towards a CS degree.

Currently, I have decided in Python and Java. If my end game goal is to get a job in the field, did I pick two decent ones to break through with? Or are these choice too muddled/overcrowded with potential applicants?


Submitted May 31, 2016 at 07:12PM by praxeom
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Laptop for studying coding/compiling via /r/learnprogramming

Laptop for studying coding/compiling

Hi everyone,

I've started studying coding only recently, but personal motives require me to leave my house soon and I need a new computer. I'm currently using an iMac and I wanted to sell it back and get something portable that I could use for some time. To be more specific, it is very likely I won't be able to afford a new computer in the next couple of years, so I need to do an investment now. I do like coding and I'm planning on making a career out of it. Thing is, I still don't have the experience to say what exactly I'm going to do. Talking about Apple products, a friend told me that the real problem would be compiling and that not even a Macbook Air might be able to get the job done, so a Pro should be my only choice… but it's so expensive… Wouldn't it better to assemble my own laptop and give up on OS X and get back to Windows to save money at this point?

Any opinion/tip/suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thanks to those who will take their time to answer.

Submitted May 31, 2016 at 06:47PM by esadre
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How do phone-to-PC wireless transfer apps work? via /r/learnprogramming

How do phone-to-PC wireless transfer apps work?

I'm interested in making my own version of these apps. Basically, what they do is display an IP address which you can then type into the URL bar of your web browser, which then allows you to browse the file contents of your phone. Can someone care to explain to me how they work, and what is happening when I use them?


Submitted May 31, 2016 at 06:48PM by idonteatdrinkorsleep
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[Java] very odd number format exception via /r/learnprogramming

[Java] very odd number format exception

So I posted about this yesterday and I'm still having issues, I'm getting a very odd exception that I cannot work out.

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Full error: http://ift.tt/1P2gJdj

From the looks of the error, for some reason when my comp reads the Strings length, it outputs correctly as 8. When I try to split the String, for some reason there's spaces between each number all of a sudden? What's going on?

Submitted May 31, 2016 at 06:34PM by RungeKatta
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