Is Learning Ds Programming as hard as

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by rhyguy, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 21, 2007
    Learning advanced html and css from scratch?
  2. Glacius0

    Glacius0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 27, 2005
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    I'm pretty sure it's harder, though I don't have any actual experience.
  3. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 21, 2007

    if it was easier, i'd try
  4. wepoo

    wepoo Advanced Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    Perth, Western Australia
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    no it's not like html.... it'd be more like java script... but... not that either...
    since it is C programming, it's like learning C... and its not that hard.. but for some it's harder than html...
  6. crafton48

    crafton48 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 28, 2006
    Id say learning C was harder to get my head round than HTML [​IMG]

    If you've programmed with other langs like Java, C++, PHP etc, the basic syntax is fairly easy to pick up.
    there is lots of theory involved in programming that you have to learn in order to write efficient programs (different data structures, different methods for sorting and searching data etc etc).
    It's certainly something that can not be picked up in a few days it takes allot of practice to get good.

    edit: also you have to have a good understanding of the platform that you are programming for. I would reccomend starting by learning how to program in C, and writing programs for you PC then when you are comfortable then move onto learning how to write apps for your DS.
  7. superrob

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    Apr 4, 2007
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    HTML and CSS is VERY easy to learn..
    If you cann't learn em you should learn em first.

    Ive done it this way. HTML -> CSS -> PHP & MySQL
    And then i gone for C and PaLib.. its pretty easy becurse it looks alot like PHP [​IMG]
  8. rcxAsh

    rcxAsh Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    I don't even know how much plain HTML and CSS would help you help you with C/C++ programming. Perhaps it would get you accustomed to pounding in things at a text editor, but not much else.

    If anything, I'd say if you've never programmed before, give Java a whirl for a bit. Easy to setup and get started with, and less headaches to worry about like memory management and what not.

    If you're brave, do go ahead and try C/C++. Start simple and work your way up, of course. Actually, if you can afford to, maybe just try out C/C++ first.

    I personally started with Basic, and then progressed to a mixture of Java and C++. To some extent, I regret that. I wish that I had started off with either Java or C++. In fact, for C++, the sooner that I could have wrapped my head around memory management and pointers and what not, the better... and I'll admit that even today, my mind is still fuzzy on all these, since, I've primarily used Java for my past and present jobs.

    Like when I first programmed with Visual Basic, I was passing everything around by value. But only until I learned C++ a few years later did I learn that this was a terrible idea - especially for large arrays, structs, and classes. Starting off with C/C++ would have made my Visual Basic code a lot more efficient haha.

    I'd say don't shy away from it just yet. I think you might be surprised at how much you might be able to pick up and do. Definitely give some learning a shot before you decide whether or not you're up to it or not.