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Posted Apr 7, '11 at 5:25pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

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though i am going to a one week camp to learn Java.

Well that's obviously not enough time. They most likely won't even bother with oop and you guys will probably just end up copy pasting and asking for a lot of help. Java is a language you would want to start learning oop at. Just a get a book on Java or just practice more actionscript. Summer camps are next to useless, only good for an intro to programming.

than have too much homework

I highly doubt you have that much homework, I have to write research papers and two times a week spend all night writing assembly programs. That's just assignments, I have bucket-loads of readings to do. Homework crunch doesn't really start till like grade 11.

 

Posted Apr 7, '11 at 5:44pm

master565

master565

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I highly doubt you have that much homework

I had three test last week, two tests this week, and two tests next week. From what i heard my school gives more homework than most but i have no other schools to compare to.

Summer camps are next to useless, only good for an intro to programming.

Which is the only reason I'm going. I'm hoping that having someone actually talk to me instead of only a book will help me a little bit. I was pretty hesitant to going because i thought it would be unhelpful, but i figured i might as well try it.

 

Posted Apr 7, '11 at 6:30pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

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I had three test last week, two tests this week, and two tests next week. From what i heard my school gives more homework than most but i have no other schools to compare to.

Meh, I wish I had loads of test. I just have one giant comprehensive unfair, uncurved midterm for 3 hours, then finals. People in your school just want to justify the homework they have to do by making it grandeur.

Programming isn't really one to one and I doubt you will find anything amazingly amazing about the people there. It's probably just a couple 2nd year students that volunteer to help with the camp. If it's free then I guess it can't hurt, but from experience in a c++ camp I found it overly overwhelming and not much knowledge to take away.

 

Posted Apr 7, '11 at 6:35pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

Programming isn't really one to one and I doubt you will find anything amazingly amazing about the people there. It's probably just a couple 2nd year students that volunteer to help with the camp. If it's free then I guess it can't hurt, but from experience in a c++ camp I found it overly overwhelming and not much knowledge to take away.

Well i already paid and i need more to do this summer so I guess I'll go.

 

Posted Apr 7, '11 at 6:39pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

Well then I recommend you buckle up, find some time and study Java. If you find some problems write them down or keep them in mind. Then when you go there you will be able to ask them all the questions you like and have less problems understanding code. An opportunity to have hours to ask people stuff in a good environment doesn't show up often.

 

Posted Apr 7, '11 at 11:08pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

Eventually I'm planning to learn Java well but for now I'm sticking with AS3. The only reason I'm going to the Java camp is because Java is similar to AS3 and as i have said before, because they can help me. If i find more time during this year to sit down for a long time and work with AS3 than I will. If i get much better during that time i may start picking up Java before the summer so i can be more prepared to ask questions.

 

Posted Feb 16, '12 at 1:16am

krisnaisawesome

krisnaisawesome

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Before I start actionscript I learn HTML first. Then I got interested on PHP. After those language I start learning flash animation. Then I learn actoinscript

 
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