gjbalzano at popmail.ucsd.edu
Tue Mar 15 12:44:50 CST 2005
My suggestion, for what it's worth, is to practice getting up to speed
by developing simple "game"-like projects. One I like to use for
newbies that come my way, for instance, might be called "Coordinate
Game". Display a pair of x,y coordinates. Have a graphic (or image or
icon-ed button) available for the user to drag around the screen (or
click at a location s/he wishes to "guess"). Display the coordinates
of the spot where the user has dragged the graphic. Count the number
of tries. When the user gets the "loc" of the graphic sufficiently
near the displayed x,y, do some kind affirming display, and present
(possibly at the user's request) a new pair of coordinates. A nicety:
Do all the displaying of information in a separate (palette-style)
window, so the whole main window is available for dragging/guessing.
On Mar 14, 2005, at 10:15 PM, John Smiley wrote:
> I am a true newbie, not just to revolution, but to programming. I was
> looking into having a somewhat simple ( I think ) software application
> developed and thought maybe instead I should take the time to learn
> how to do it myself. Especially since I have more time than money and
> enjoy learning how to do things.
> I have three questions:
> 1. Having absolutley no programming knowledge at all, other than
> learning Revolution, do I need to learn other things like Visual
> Basic, etc.
> 2. Is there a book that lays out the basic or fundmentals?
> 3. Would someone like to help tutor me?
> For the the third question, I am looking for someone to help guide me
> through developing the application I have in mind.
> - John Smiley
> New Orleans, LA
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