Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Roman, Mar 1, 2009.
What programming language is used in the CS classes? Thanks.
Core class uses Raptor and Matlab. The major uses pretty much everything, but mainly Java and C++.
they don't start you off with C++?
Which one would you recommend learning? I'm in a class doing HTML work, but the teacher said he could start teaching me some other stuff if I wanted because I am so far ahead.
lol why would they start you off with C++...
HTML is basically worthless. I'm fluent XHTML/CSS, but not anything else, so I'm planning on getting familiar with a real language before going to an academy since I want to major in computer engineering.
Learn Java, that's the favorite.
I'm taking beginning programming at OKC community college and we start off with C++, so does Intro to Programming at OU.
I'm pretty sure college of engineering does Matlab at some point but its not in the first year, maybe not in the second, lol. I don't know if we EVER do raptor...but I'm mech E not CS so...
I'm lost here. I may be getting the IB Diploma, but for a projected engineering major, I'm clueless about computers
yeah, I'm not an expert on CS either
...and isn't that horrible for someone who's thinking about double majoring?
I just know what they start you off in at the local schools
Raptor's an Academy-staff invented program.
well that explains why I have no clue what it is
so, I have almost zero computer programming experience. how screwed will i be next year?
I imagine that's how most people are.
lol you won't be screwed.
I'm planning on majoring in computer security, so I've been checking out this Rapor. It doesn't look as hard-core as C++ or other high-level languages and from what I've turned up the program used to program in Raptor (how ironic...) is somewhat what-you-see-is-what-you-get.
Personally, I'd prefer to learn something like C or C++ (I'm a Linux guy and about 90% of the system is in these languages), but I've seen things like this used as "gateway languages" to learn programming concepts. Raptor may be a teaching tool so we can learn programming theory before practice.
Raptor just is a gateway language. I learned Java in high school, made raptor a joke. If you become a comp sci major, you will learn plenty more languages.
yeah, I learned a lot of Visual Basic 6.0 in HS. It made Raptor a joke.
Raptor is a programming language for people who don't do programming. Drag and drop boxes for coding?!
Now, MatLab messed with my head a little bit. "What's the syntax for triple integrals?"
VB is a very nice program to learn if you want to start off with something that takes moderate skill, but is easy to understand. I am taking a CHS class on it through U of PITT
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