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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:23:47 Reply

LOL!
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:24:15 Reply

At 9/12/08 02:39 PM, Mogly wrote: Stuff

Hey ;) I'm not actively ASing but I think I might start to play with it a bit more now.. we'll see. I got an offer to make a game yesterday lol.. I just can't justify spending time on a game right now what with uni about to start and stuff.

At 9/12/08 11:42 AM, dELtaluca wrote: I hate that the next meetup is in janurary rather than after march :O It means if I come down i still won't be 18 yet >.> which apart from financial issues was a reason not going this time passed; although i managed to get into the ice bar and the dutch pub; i felt like a downer on everyone :/

I'll go to the bar for you, kid. Lol, I look about 16-17 - I get ID'ed pretty much always :( But at least I have ID now, heh.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:26:49 Reply

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

hi there, a question for you programmers of all kinds,

what the best and most useful language for conventional programming?

its for my computing course at college, i know as2 quite well but is there any other language that would be good to learn, html, java, basic, c+, etc...

and comments would be a great help

thanks

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:29:43 Reply

learning html and basic takes 10 minutes. and i mean literally 10 minutes.

well, maybe 20-30 mins :p

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:34:17 Reply

At 9/12/08 03:29 PM, Toast wrote: learning html and basic takes 10 minutes. and i mean literally 10 minutes.

well, maybe 20-30 mins :p

oh ok, lol, atm i have to use delphi 2007 to program in and im not sure what language is used there but its weried compared to as, and aparentyl it can be aplied to all languages, the basics

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:51:05 Reply

At 9/12/08 03:26 PM, funkycaveman wrote: what the best and most useful language for conventional programming?

haXe.

I'm sure you've seen it talked about and it's nothing to be afraid of. It really is a great language. It even has very similar syntax (though not identical) to ActionScript.

It can, right now, 'compile' to 4 different enviroments. Flash Player (6, 7, 8, 9), JavaScript, PHP and Neko. Neko can work like many things including, but not limited to; console application, web-language (like PHP, only about 20x faster [not that that speed matters much since the bottleneck is almost always database])

And you have lists and typed arrays and the syntax makes more sense than for example ActionScript's.

If you want to do flash games, fine use haXe and compile to Flash Player 9.
If you want to code back-end on websites, fine, use haXe and compile to PHP or Neko (using mod_neko).
If you want to do front-end on websites, fine, use haXe and compile to JavaScript.

It's also really easy to get and it compiles way faster than for example Flash IDE does. And it's open source so it's totally free. Just download haXe and install it, then get FlashDevelop (if you want, you could also just use NotePad or whatever, but I like the syntax highlightning) and you're ready to go. You need to read some articles in the language reference on haXe's website (haxe.org) to get the grip on how compiling works and some differences to ActionScript but that doesn't take long and it's so worth it.

I might've missed something awesome with haXe here but I think I covered the essentials. Bottom line is; learn haXe and you don't have to learn other web-codes. There's even talk on the mailing list about compiling to c/c++ and Java (very vaguely).

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:56:12 Reply

At 9/12/08 03:52 PM, citricsquid wrote: 20MBIT connection = maximum download speed 2.5MB/PS

8 BITS = 1 BYTE So a 20MBIT connection, is actually only a 2.5MBYTE connection, so your maximum download will be 2.5mbyte a second, not 6mbytePS. :)

What the bloody hell did you just say.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:57:28 Reply

ok thanks guys, its a real help, it depends what the objective is, it might be better in flash, but it will probably be a database :( i ment c# not c+ but what the difference between them all? and i am learning about assemblers, compilers and translators so i should be able to get a grips with things, so are you able to make like a top 3 list of languages to learn please, in my order of knowlege:

1.AS2/1
2.BASIC HTML
3. BASIC BASIC!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 15:59:03 Reply

Man... I can just imagine how page 1337 will be spammed gone...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:00:59 Reply

from what I know, 7 megabits is one megabite. or is it spelled megabyts? wait no, that's megabytes.. or is it?

lol anyway, one of them is pronounced "bites" and the other "bits", they're not the same thing. internet connection speed is defined in megabits, while megabytes are a different thing. to download one megabyte every second, you need a 7mbits/s connection speed.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:04:06 Reply

At 9/12/08 03:57 PM, funkycaveman wrote: so are you able to make like a top 3 list of languages to learn please

1. haXe
2. Nothing. Unless there's something that catches your interest of course. It's hard to say what language to learn because there's so many languages that are good at different things. With haXe however you can do flash games if you want that, socket server or database (compiling to Neko) if you want that and create a website if you want that. It's truly universal so it's a good way to start.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:05:38 Reply

At 9/12/08 03:59 PM, citricsquid wrote: When an ISP advertises a connection, they adverts in BITS. 8 BITS make up a byte. So, when you download at 100KB, you're actually downloading at 8000BITS. So, a 20MEGABITS connection, is actually, only 2.5MEGABYTES. Because, 1MEGABIT, Is not 1 MEGABYTE.

That is why, if you're paying for a 8MB connection, your actual max download is 1MB/PS. Make sense?

I guess. Thanks Squiddo. Hehe, 8MB is the size on a Ps2 Memory card. Said fact is the limit of my knowledge with all these huge computer storing digits.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:06:08 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:00 PM, Toast wrote: download one megabyte every second, you need a 7mbits/s connection speed.

Hmm, I'm pretty confident you need 8mbits instead since one byte is 8 bits.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:17:55 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:04 PM, hesselbom wrote:
At 9/12/08 03:57 PM, funkycaveman wrote: so are you able to make like a top 3 list of languages to learn please
1. haXe

ok thanks i will look into haXe in the future, its open source so is it lunix, i need xp or vista?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:26:00 Reply

C++ is fucking win.

C# is good if you use it with XNA and all that, but I prefer to use normal C++ with graphic libraries like Allegro and GLUT (openGL)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:26:07 Reply

Re:Jimp's collab idea

At 9/12/08 03:09 PM, J1mp wrote: Ive had a pretty cool idea for a collab, the more I think about it and how good it could be if we did it well, the more excited i get!

Really good idea Jimp I like it. If you are prepared to be the host I would like to do a section. I really think you should start this idea up.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:28:17 Reply

Wow Mogly, am I really that invisible to you lot?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:33:49 Reply

whenever someone starts to mention names and forgets some people get upset. mogly said "and many others" because he wasn't going to list every user.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:35:58 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:30 PM, SpamBurger wrote:
At 9/12/08 04:17 PM, funkycaveman wrote: ok thanks i will look into haXe in the future, its open source so is it lunix, i need xp or vista?
It's called Linux -_-

lol lunix.

Also, J1mp, very nice idea. If you're hosting it I will for sure take part in it. :D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:40:57 Reply

Cool, glad to see people are interested already! I might make a cutscene and do some art work to get people interested for when / if I launch it :P

Id still need to find a programmer to help me out though.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:42:43 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:17 PM, funkycaveman wrote: ok thanks i will look into haXe in the future, its open source so is it lunix, i need xp or vista?

It's open source so if you have anything to contribute to it, you can. I doubt you have anything to contribute yet though. ;)

You can just download haXe here and choose whatever installer suits your operating system.

Don't worry about the open source thing, I just said it to point out that it's free to use.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:43:59 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:40 PM, J1mp wrote: Cool, glad to see people are interested already! I might make a cutscene and do some art work to get people interested for when / if I launch it :P

Id still need to find a programmer to help me out though.

Hello J1mp :3

I'll talk to you on msn now


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:45:01 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:42 PM, hesselbom wrote: suits your operating system.

Don't worry about the open source thing, I just said it to point out that it's free to use.

cool...thanks


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 16:47:41 Reply

At 9/12/08 03:24 PM, liaaaam wrote: I'll go to the bar for you, kid. Lol, I look about 16-17 - I get ID'ed pretty much always :( But at least I have ID now, heh.

Yeah, i get that a lot too. Once i went to a pub and got ID'ed 4 times, and one time the bouncer guy actually got me out of my seat to check my ID and use his special laser thing to make sure my driving license wasn't a fake.

It's gotten worse for me since I've grown my hair longer. The other day i went to an offy to stock me up with some beer, and the guy thought I was trying to use a friend's ID. I had to recite my full name and home address to him before he believed me, and I was ready to get out all of my other forms of ID to show that it was actually me.

When do you start uni, liam? 21st for me :D cant wait for freshers week!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 17:44:47 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:30 PM, SpamBurger wrote: It's called Linux -_-

yeaah sorry that makes me dislike you more funkycaveman o.0 0.o -_- T.T

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 17:53:23 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:47 PM, CybexALT wrote:
At 9/12/08 03:24 PM, liaaaam wrote:
Yeah, i get that a lot too. Once i went to a pub and got ID'ed 4 times, and one time the bouncer guy actually got me out of my seat to check my ID and use his special laser thing to make sure my driving license wasn't a fake.

It's gotten worse for me since I've grown my hair longer. The other day i went to an offy to stock me up with some beer, and the guy thought I was trying to use a friend's ID. I had to recite my full name and home address to him before he believed me, and I was ready to get out all of my other forms of ID to show that it was actually me.

HAH PWNED! I'm not 18 yet so i can't go drinking and all, but i know whenever i use my visa i have to sign for it, and my signature is different every time! so people are like "well.. it doesn't really look like your sig..." im like "shit... but it IS!"

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 17:55:33 Reply

At 9/12/08 04:35 PM, Blaze wrote:
At 9/12/08 04:30 PM, SpamBurger wrote:
At 9/12/08 04:17 PM, funkycaveman wrote: ok thanks i will look into haXe in the future, its open source so is it lunix, i need xp or vista?
It's called Linux -_-
lol lunix.

its not that funny, i was almost there :(

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 18:03:43 Reply

At 9/12/08 05:55 PM, funkycaveman wrote: its not that funny, i was almost there :(

almost being the keyword in that sentence.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 18:11:15 Reply

At 9/12/08 06:03 PM, Blaze wrote:
At 9/12/08 05:55 PM, funkycaveman wrote: its not that funny, i was almost there :(
almost being the keyword in that sentence.

lol, i was closer than almost. it was a bit of a rush job

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-09-12 18:13:31 Reply

1,301 pages? This is historic. Seriously, and it was locked, too. And now it's not. The ONLY freaking thread like that.