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How do you guys stay motivated to program? I am learning java but its hard to practice consistently. Its hard to stay motivated. Any suggestions?
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How do you guys stay motivated to program? I am learning java but its hard to practice consistently. Its hard to stay motivated. Any suggestions?

For me, it is always wanting to accomplish something new - or if I find I might be getting sick of something, I'll try and do the same thing a different way.
I often look through documentations and things to see things I might have missed and often I get a spark "HEY! I should give that a go".
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For me, it is always wanting to accomplish something new - or if I find I might be getting sick of something, I'll try and do the same thing a different way.
I often look through documentations and things to see things I might have missed and often I get a spark "HEY! I should give that a go".

How do you get ideas? Just thinking or is there website that gives you challenges per level?

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I decided to try learning a new language and chose PHP + MySQL.  Tons of fun making mini projects.

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Edit; Nevermind found a solution.
Edited by andyroo89 - 8/24/12 at 12:19pm
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How do you get ideas? Just thinking or is there website that gives you challenges per level?
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you should really just pick an interest and just start researching it. however dont pick something broad like "i want to learn opengl" because then you will never finish. set small goals like "i want to learn how to make rudimentary shapes using an open source API such as opengl or sdl." then find a tutorial, learn from it and then set another goal such as making 3d objects, then learning how to animate, add collision and all kinds of other things. if you want challenges, there is a website that is all about computation and finding solutions to things using programming called the euler project or something. there is also spoj.pl which is a very good programming challenge website, however many are very hard so it can be a bit discouraging if you cant figure many out
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I am actually working on couple of things. The one im mainly working on is p2p chat IM type thing.
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Hey guys I am currently learning Java and I think I can place myself into the intermediate knowledge group at the moment. I REALLY want to learn C++ and Android app programming as well and I was wondering what great guides/ free software/ books (payed or free) I can get to learn it effectively. I understand that I can't go into the C language and Android and expect to be an expert in a month. I am motivated to learn and I also wish to learn how to program game engines (more books/ free stuff would be great). Thanks!
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Hey guys I am currently learning Java and I think I can place myself into the intermediate knowledge group at the moment. I REALLY want to learn C++ and Android app programming as well and I was wondering what great guides/ free software/ books (payed or free) I can get to learn it effectively. I understand that I can't go into the C language and Android and expect to be an expert in a month. I am motivated to learn and I also wish to learn how to program game engines (more books/ free stuff would be great). Thanks!

For general game programming, gamedev.net is imo the best site for reference material. Are you wanting to make games or game engines? because they really are two different beasts.
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