How hard is it to learn to code?

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  1. CardonaLJ**

    CardonaLJ** Banned Banned

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    Im curious on how hard it is to learn? I have an idea that I want to do and i think its a fairly easy one but coding seems to be a bit daunting. whats the hardest part of learning to code?

    also, for those that do code, do you do your own GUI or do you task that out?

    I essentially want to make an app that I can put on the google play store (a free version and a premium version for relatively cheap). at the moment theres only one other app that people in this corner of market use and I think it would be good to have variety and promote consumerism.
     
  2. SCADA

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    It will cost ya about tree fiddy....
     
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    Android app development can be a very fiddly annoying process. If you have never used java and xml, I'd suggest outsourcing the app altogether, depending on how complex the functionality is.
     
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    Not very hard.

    Being good at it is another story.

    Most people that call themselves programmers or developers just copy and paste other peoples' code and call it their own.
     
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    It's like learning another language, except you don't have to speak it.
     
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    i'm sure it's easy
     
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    It's fucking easy. The people who pretend it's hard are programmers because they don't want someone else taking their cush job.
     
  9. CardonaLJ**

    CardonaLJ** Banned Banned

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    So I'm not worried if someone sees my idea and decides to give it a shot.

    This is what I want to do:

    Basically create an Autobuyer/trader app for when FIFA 15 comes out (its already too late to do it for FIFA 14). Bulk of the stuff would come from utilizing EA web app server to locate prices of cards on the market and allow users to set buy and sell prices at a fixed price (i.e the app would search for say all opf Card A with a buy now price of 150 coins and then buy all of those cards up and list them for said user at say a sell price of 300).

    too daunting for me to undertake? Seems easy i dont know if it would be too much tho for my first app.....
     
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    Try just finding a tutorial app and see how it goes. It will give you a much better idea of what is involved in the process, and what kinds of things you might run into.
     
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    Didn't someone just make a topic on here about coding? I don't know much about coding, but it seems hard as hell.
     
  12. SCADA

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    Colliding not coding, dummy...
     
  13. jukebox

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    You can get free courses off of Udemy. Make sure your computer is decent, as having a good performance makes it easier and faster.

    Wikibooks is also a great resource, try this http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/A-level_Computing/AQA/Problem_Solving,_Programming,_Data_Representation_and_Practical_Exercise

    Stick to 'Fundamentals of programming' for the programming help. The other sections help you to understand how computers operate and will make things make more sense to you.
     
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    CardonaLJ** Banned Banned

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    Is there a certain language I should stick to? JavaScript? Php?
     
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    I'm not sure. JavaScript I assume.
     
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    The hardest part of learning to code is figuring out what went wrong when it invariably goes wrong (in other words - debugging).

    Hell no I don't do my own GUI work. I use whatever GUI objects are available for the platform I'm developing on.
     

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