So a brief history is I have always been fascinated by programming. I took some classes about it which was only HTML/Java. I built a website, I built a few basic things in Java, but I don't remember any of it as I kinda found how we were being taught was stupid. The way we were taught java was some program where we dragged code, didn't type any of it and I mean it was kinda cool I guess, but I really found it dumb for the most part.
I attempted to learn C++ when I was younger at like 13-14, but I was teaching myself wrong. I just wrote the code in the book or watched videos, but I never learned. I eventually would just stop for whatever reason, whether it was because I got into a new game or got bored (was both). Now that I am older (20) I have been learning C++ again off of a tutorial set up by bucky (http://www.youtube.com/user/thenewboston).
For starters this guy does a great job on his videos explaining everything and I am actually understanding what I am doing. It's a lot more fun and again now that I know how to actually use what I am watching and understanding why x happens when you do something is awesome. For some reason whenever I hear his voice though I think of Artosis as a random thing I thought I would throw out there. This can't be just me who thinks so either, maybe I am just dumb but swear to god everytime I hear him I think it's Artosis :D.
I am on lesson 20 on his youtube videos and I have been able to program extremely basic programs, but being able to do my own small thing is awesome.
So far it's only been a week which isn't very long, but I plan on typing a blog every week or 2 with my progress for anyone curious. Now for long term my goal would obviously be to program my own games which is obviously a long way off. I know this, while it would be awesome to start now I know this will take a long time before I can start doing that, but that's my long term goal.
I don't plan on ever working for a game company or anything, it's just going to be a hobby of mine. I am also writing these blogs as a thing I can look back on. While right now I'm not really going to share anything I have made, some point in the future I will be and it would be awesome to look back on as well. If anyone has any questions or anything feel free to ask or not either works!
Thanks for reading! If anyone wants to share their programming of what they have learned or anything feel free, I like to read what other programmers have done (mainly in game development) or their journey!