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Coding for Unity

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Over the last few days, I have been watching a video tutorial at Unity that my friend put me onto. Ultimately the decision for this was that I am learning to code to make games whether it be for mobile, console or PC and unity is one of the best tools for that purpose. I have found the video tutorial very easy to follow along with.  Unity is a great tool to work with from what I’ve found with and the integration with visual studio is a godsend! so farI’vee been loving the tutorials.

Sick Parent

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One of the things you never really think of about being a parent is being sick…… I’m not talking about your children being sick them self but you as a parent being sick. Normally it sucks being sick but when you have your children it makes it even harder. over the last few days, I have been very sick ( I didn’t go to work but my wife still did ). I pretty much laid on the couch. Thankfully two out of three of my children still went to school/daycare but my youngest one does not do full weeks in daycare yet. When your sick without children all you want to do is lay in bed and sleep all day……that does not change once children are in the picture the only thing that does change is you can’t. She was at home with me. she was in such a playful mood and just wanted daddy to play with her whilst she was awake. So it’s pretty safe to say that I haven’t done much study these past few days. I have a pretty busy weekend planned but I will be trying to squeeze some time in over the weekend.

Learning simple variables

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Today I was very tired and didn’t have any motivation to get up and do some more learning but I pushed through and learnt some C# simple variables via Brackeys YouTube video series. It was a simple video as I have a little python, java, aHTML and CSS knowledge so I already had an understanding of it. That being said I do prefer to watch the whole series and not skip through any of it as all programming languages are different!.

The simple variable lesson that was taught in the video was how to make a mutiplication work.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace Calculator
{
class MainClass
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
int num01;
int num02;

Console.Write (“Type a number to be multiplied.”);

\\num01 and num02 are the two variables
num01 = Convert.ToInt32 ( Console.ReadLine ());

\\ console readLine asks the console for a userinput and then saves it to the variable its assigned to
Console.Write (“Type in a second number please.”);
num02 = Convert.ToInt32(Console.ReadLine());
Console.WriteLine(“The result is ” + num01 * num02);

\\readKey stops the console window from closing on windows
Console.ReadKey();
}
}
}

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading the post and if you have any questions or input please leave a comment down below.

Hello World

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In the programming world, the first line of code that most people learn is the “Hello Wolrd” code. In C# it is a little bit more complicated than some other languages.

The following code when written then complied to run in a console will output the words “Hello World!”

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace firstConsoleProject

{
class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
Console.WriteLine(“Hello World!”);

}
}
}

 

In other languages like Python, for example, it is much more simple:

print “Hello World”.

Whilst C# may be more complicated it does serve a much different purpose to python. Every language has its pros and cons. To choose the language for you, you must first ask yourself what you are wanting to do with it.

 

CodeCombat

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Tonight I set my son up on the surface and let him have a go at coding on CodeCombat. He has been talking to me about creating a game. I had searched on the net for a great beginner’s course that wasn’t drag and drop and required him to actually do some typing as well as being able to see his changes happen in front of him. It’s a fantastic python tutorial and very easy to get a grasp on what’s going on. He did the first three tutorials.

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There is a paid subscription and a free one. The paid service offers more classes then the free but at the moment being my son is six years old believe the free one will be sufficient.

Getting to know C#

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Tonight I started watching Brackey’s C# course on youtube that’s aimed for beginners. I plan to watch about three video’s tonight. My world’s about to get turned upside down with a new work roster but there is a good side to it. I will be at home longer during the day so I will be able to study more and then sleep when I get home.

It will be hard managing it all but I need to do this to be able to get the career I want to achieve!

Thanks,

Isaac