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GAP 125 Programming For Games 1

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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Jul 11, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This is an amazing course for anyone new to the world of programming! You learn not only the fundamentals but also touch on some more intermediate level topics to help better prepare for the next semester.

    Course highlights:

    The best highlight I would say is learning the 3 most important resources for a programmer (listed in order of most important) 1) Programmer's time 2) Code Readability 3) Code correctness/Debugging Programmer's time is the most important because there are always going to be multiple deadlines to meet. As with anything, time has two major factors: Efficiency and Amount. Amount is just the amount of time you give yourself to complete the assignment. 40 hrs/wk is usually what is required for a full course load. Efficiency also comes into play because each minute wasted deducts the effectiveness of your amount given. Code readability is super important because if you or anyone else can't easily read your code, your going to have a very hard time comprehending what you learned. This can hamper learning immensely due to not being able to review for an exam or quiz. Code correctness/debugging is always important. When programming its very rare that anything will work the first time around. Therefore the better you get with debugging the better your code will look and the better use of your time you will have.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    My two biggest pieces of advice are to ask for help and don't procrastinate! My class had started with 16 students and only 3 passed it. Many students did not actually engage with my instructor for help and many procrastinated on assignments. When your assigned a midterm project to work on and the due date is 2 weeks later, if you don't start the first day that's already a huge setback. If you get stuck and you don't use the resources you have available for help, that's also a big setback.

    • Fall 2016
    • Daniel Kane
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    May 09, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I haven't started yet but I heard it's a great course for a great degree

    Course highlights:

    It's going to cover the introduction to game programming

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Haven't Started Yet but game programming is a great degree for people wanting to make games but don't have any design skill

    • Summer 2017
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    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Requires Lots of Research

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