I want to make an Android and iOS app and build a website. What would you recommend to learn first?

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:49

What are the languages I have to learn? And in which order do you recommend?
The list that I have already made is:
Is there anything else I need to learn to get on track. I need full account functionality, probably using a secure database instead of making my own, a paid feature that allows users to access more info when they pay a monthly subscription, and a script that compares numbers and chooses the lowest value getting those numbers from different websites. Any suggestions to how to make these functions available or in which order to learn these languages would help.

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Got an Internship for a Telecom position in the SMS team. Any advice on necessary tech to know.

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:30

Hello, soon finishing a small 18 month program and starting an internship at a telecom company. Im supposed to work on the SMS team.

I am currently very fluent with computers, i know my way around bash, java, python, relational databases ( SQL, PL/SQL ), etc ( il give a more complete list of info if needed).

Is there anything that i should start preparing to be more effective at my internship. Getting a permanent position after my internship is something that i am really really determined to achieve and i want to stack the odds in my favor.

Some have suggested i do a couple of things:

- CCDNA/CCNP/CICD from plural sight on networking.


- Chewing through the material all the way up to LPIC-2

Thank you for your time :)

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How Not to Solve It

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:27

So some coworkers and I have been batting this around on a whiteboard, and one of them suggested sharing it. It's a satirical antipattern-y play on Polya's How to Solve It.

How Not to Solve It

  1. Lump it together.
  2. Don't talk about it.
  3. Look at nothing else until you've solved it.
  4. Take shallow breaths.
  5. Try only one approach.
  6. Enlarge the problem.
  7. Assume you have all the tools you need.
  8. Your perspective is already correct.
  9. Listen to a rubber duck.
  10. Never restate the problem.

I know there are some other ideas out there begging to be added to this. How else would you not solve it?

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Pay what you want/ cheap bundles for COMPTIA or other certs?

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:16

Hi all.

I'm currently a programming student with a fair amount of experience under my belt. (make a task manager, assembler, front & back of angular web app, and a few others.) I'm not looking to learn so much as I'm looking to get some certs under my belt. I desperately want to get out of ZA (ideally to USA) and it seems anything that'll help me land a job overseas will help. Does anybody know of any resources/bundles/sites similar to StackSocial or ItsFOSS that regularly have pay-what-you-want or otherwise just fairly affordable bundles specifically focused on certs? I saw last week there was a great cert bundle at ItsFOSS including COMPTIA and a few others but I had no monies at the time.

Thanks in advance.

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[Swift] How to Query Data with Realm

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:14
var objectsArray : Results<Data>?

So I have this objects array that is of type Results<Data> Data is the name of my custom class

objectsArray = realm.objects(Data.self)

And then I set the value of objectsArray to all of my data stored with Realm.

[0] Data { state = 0; row = 0; restaurant = McDonald's; }, [1] Data { state = 0; row = 1; restaurant = Wendy's; },

This is an example of two objects in my objectsArray when I print it to the console.

How can I retrieve/query data from the array, for example the "state" value in "[0] Data".

I tried doing this but it didn't work because "objectsArray?[0].state" is nil

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Any recommendations for strengthening my API ability.

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:07

So I did a course conversion course for a higher diploma in Science in Computing and software development specialization. I'm a bit worried that the course hasn't prepared me enough for the job market (as the only thing i really have confidence in is my ability to understand java) and I feel my API knowledge is VERY weak. I've watched a few videos on theory on youtube but was hoping someone might point me in the direction of what i should knw/prepare for and resources for that aim.

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For those that are self-taught themselves full-stack and feel comfortable, what resources did you use?

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:05

I've been trying to teach myself fullstack development since it's not something thats really covered in school.

I know everyone learns differently and at a different pace but I just wanted to get an idea/inspiration, for those who feel like they've learned enough to comfortably build a web app from the from bottom up, what resources did you use, how long did it take you?

I've been trying to learn through a udemy course but I'm finding while watching the videos and coding along it feels like and I feel like I'm learning. However, when I tr to actually implement what I learned by creating a different variation of what I learned, I blank out. So maybe watching videos is not my learning style.

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Automate FTP downloads

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:39

Hope this belongs here.

What languages would work/be best for FTP downloads


I want to automate downloading of files from an FTP server that is updated frequently.

delete all the files once the download is complete.

Not a requirement, but ensuring that files downloaded successfully before deleting them would be nice

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Creating an auto click at work

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:38

Hello everyone! Pretty amateur programmer here. I work in sales (I'm new) and do a lot of online sales via a chat program. It's very competitive to get chats because you have to click a button when it pops up and everyone is watching. I was wondering if there was a way I could program a little macro to click the button for me automatically whenever the notification popped up so I could compete. Maybe the ability to turn it on and off so I don't get swamped with EVERYTHING but I think it would be really cool to build! Please let me know where I can get started w this


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[C++][QT] First bigger hobby project, an application to practice typing using AI

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:34

Hi everyone,

I have been studying computer science for the past two years and know my way around the basics of c++. I have done smaller useless hobby projects in the past but since I switched from qwerty to dvorak two months ago, I had the idea to make a program to help me practice. (dvorak is a special keyboard layout)

The basic idea is just a regular tool that you can find online anyways, but with a twist. As I try to make things out of my comfort zone I primarily want to add the ability to analyze a given text file. The file would contain a series or words or in case of text be converted to a series of words. From these you would than be able to practice words, but also common patterns like in English 'ing' or 'the' or other patterns. This way you can practice on any language or even specific jargon which means code as well.

That would be the basic version, but I have a few more ideas of which I'm not sure how and if its even a smart idea to do. This is why I'm here to not only ask for general tips, but mainly feedback and tips of including a neural network. I have some knowledge of the workings of a neural network, but no idea on how I would even get started.

There are two things I'm considering using it for. One is for analysis of text, but mainly code. You would than give it code you've written and It would train line by line or part by part learning your coding style. It could than be used for auto completing text. However this feels too far off the main concept so I'll probably keep it for a separate project. The other idea is for good and deliberate practice. It would train on words you type and the time it took to type it. This way it would learn about the patterns you struggle with. When trained well enough it could give you words which would feel a little like gibberish, but they would be made up of patterns you struggle with so you can specifically train on those.

My main question is how I would go about that. I'd prefer making it without libraries if possible so I learn more about the inner workings. My idea of a neural network in this scenario is one you feed information like words where you put each letter in a node and the network would guess the difficulty (time to type it / average time to type a word of this length). But I have no idea how I could reverse the process of using it to create words that are difficult. It feels like the wrong approach. Therefor, should I use a neural network? What are good alternatives?

Also feel free to give me additional ideas on features. I'm not only focusing on leaning but also on making something semi-useful.

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What would you choose, specialist front/back or full-stack generalist?

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:14

I see that more and more job openings ask for knowledge on both the front and the back, having this in mind, is it still worthwhile to "specialize" in just one? With the focus on getting a job and never getting unemployed? When I say "specialize", I mean: front, go deep in the JS language, use adobe XD to build your layouts, learn more than 1 CSS / JS framework and know how to make things happen without the framework. And for the back end, know how to tinker very well in database, understand HTTP, TCP / IP, SSL, at least 1 SQL database and 1 NoSQL. Learn the language more thoroughly outside the scope of the back-end framework. For example, a backend that uses python / Django to administer the site, but also uses python to automate some things, do web scrapping, create some scripts that do not have to do directly with the backend ...

Maybe I made a mistake, maybe it's possible to dominate the two, but I think that would take at least 3 years or more. I just want to know the opinion of all of you, and do not point to something like an absolute truth.

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Is anyone interested in reading/studying "Cracking the Coding Interview" together?

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:54

I tried multiple times to start alone but I always stuck or get bored so If anyone is interested to start together please reply on this post and let's start a Study Group.

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Advice on what language and frameworks for web application to interact with a SQL server database?

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:37

I am wanting to learn to build a web application to interact with our SQL Server database at work. (CRUD app basically) We have an old application that people don't like so much lately and the code requires an expensive license to modify the UI. So I am thinking of just building a new one in my downtime (which I have plenty of) . So I was wondering what language and frameworks/libraries you would recommend for building something like that?

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AWS lambda "Internal server error"

Learn Programming - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:35

I'm feeling a little dumb here. I have a test function:

exports.handler = async (event, context, callback) => { callback(null, "Some message."); };

I have saved and published it. When I test it I get Response: "Some message.". But when I navigate to the API endpoint I get {"message": "Internal server error"}.

The endpoint is marked as Authorization: NONE Method: ANY

What am I missing here?

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