Originally Posted by andyroo89
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?
Well for me I have to stay motivated so I don't become homeless. Also I don't do the same task two days in a row. I try to find and implement new ideas in my project everyday and try to finish them in that same day, because I know that I'll not continue doing the same task the second day. Because doing the something is just boring. I need new challenge or puzzle everyday or i'll just get bored and lose interest.
For me programming is not so much as witting the software but rather solving the puzzle. My problem is if I solve the puzzle while driving or eating or playing video games I'll not go and code it right away. I might try to code it the next day. because I already got the rush or happiness from solving the puzzle. And I know that if I code it, it will work just as I thought and I won't get that happy feeling again when it work. Because I already now its going to work. So I have to try to solve the puzzle and code it as fast as I can so I don't lose interest in it.
I try to find a new puzzle everyday, solve it at the same day and move on. Also I try to switch from one section of my project to the other. For example one day I'll do the UI part of my project. The next day i'll do the networking part. The next day I'll do the audio part . and so on. I try mixing it up so I don't get bored quickly.
Hope that helps
Originally Posted by tompsonn
They dropped XNA!?
sadly yes. no XNA support in VS 2012. stupid microsoft Edited by Fantasy - 11/18/12 at 9:11pm