March 2015

Programming Learning: Tic Tac Toe Game Tutorial for C++
Here's a beginner project: Tic Tac Toe. The code below contains the solution needed to create a tic tac toe game.   #include <iostream> using namespace std; char square[10] = {'o','1','2','3','4','5','6','7','8','9'}; int checkwin(); void board(); int main() { int player = 1,i,choice; char mark; do { board(); player=(player%2)?1:2; cout << "Player " << player << ", enter a number: "; cin >> choice; mark=(player == 1) ? 'X' : 'O'; if (choice == 1 && [...]
New: ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK 2.40.875
ByteScout released Screen Capturing SDK 2.40.875 on March 10, 2015.   What's new ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK 2.40.875: improved screen video recording functionality improved web camera recording support text and image overlays are now supported and can be added and modified while recording new API methods and properties: AddTextOverlay, AddTextOverlayWithBackground, AddImageOverlay, GetOverlayCount and more! see new "Text And Images Overlay Demo" in Advanced (C#) samples folderAPI documentation updated minor fixes. More info about ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK 2.40.875 is here. [...]
New: ByteScout BarCode Suite 1.00 released
ByteScout released new software for developers: ByteScout BarCode Suite 1.00 on March 11, 2015. ByteScout BarCodes Suite includes 3 tools to generate, print, batch generate barcodes, read barcode from images, read barcodes from TIFF, read barcodes from PDF files. It also includes the tool to read excel files and write excel files without Excel or MS Office required. More info about ByteScout BarCode Suite 1.00 is here. To download evaluation version use the link.
Learn Programming: Projects for beginner programmers (Discussion Topics)
It's clear that not everyone who visits the developer forums will be on the same level as everyone else when it comes to programming. You remembers when you first started out how confused you was as to where to even begin. It's much easier to learn programming when you have a specific goal or project in mind. That being said, what are some projects could be recommended?     The first, check out checkio (Pun not intended). [...]
Learn Programming: What are bad coding habits you would tell others to avoid? (Discussion Topics)
We all make mistakes now and again, so it'd be helpful to make a list of things other programmers should avoid. One of the lessons we learned the hard way was not to change too many things before coming to a stable point you can test. Sort of like you said, "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, [...]
Cracking the age code: When should kids learn programming? (Part 2)
The 1st part is here. Steve Jobs didn't so much create anything at a young age in the field of technology, but was interested in the subject in the single digits. At the age of 13 he got a job at Hewlett Packard factory (this was 1968 people, relax), and started building  and selling illegal "blue boxes" with Wozniak in 1972. The devices gave people the ability to make phone calls for free. We can see from the three [...]
Both kids and adults today are living in a world where technology is everywhere. And as time goes on, that technology will grow, expand, and become integrated in even more aspects of our lives. It only makes sense to that people who grow up learning about programming from an early age will be better equipped to handle future changes, and may even help create some of them. The question is, at what age is it [...]