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drmoneejd

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I have to do a big project called a capstone project for my tech center i attend. it has to have a strong connection to anytype of computer technologies. i thought about writing a website in HTML (a very basic one of course, as i have never learned about HTML before now), or maybe a simple program in C++, although i know nothing about that either, just seems like something interesting. oh, and i am a junior in high school, so im not extremely advanced, but willing to work. So if you have any advice on these (i have been reasearching HTML at W3schools.com ) or a suggestion of something i could do please post it. Please Understand, I am NOT trying to cheat on this, i am simple looking for ideas on what to do, or advice on one above and am simply trying to use my resources.
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If you do not have knowledge in C++, I would not advise you to do your project about it, as it is much harder than HTML :) .

What you might do is for example a webpage in HTML, or a forum or ... There are many possibilities :)
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thanks for your input. i had considered a forum, because then i could explain the roles each person plays in it, like administrator, moderator, etc. but i wasn't to sure how to write one or how hard it would be, because we cant use any software to help us, like adobe's dreamweaver.
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Sure, no problem.

I remember I had the same project as you actually, and I already had a forum... so that came in handy :)

You may use Proboard software, personally I think it's the best one out there ( www.proboards.com )

There are others out there as well obviously, just pick the one that best suits you :)
(if you plan on doing the forum)

good luck -
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oh okay. So is there a special HTML template code for forums?
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I suggest you write a simple C++ program... although the learning curve is steep, keep with it.
Here is a prog to generate "random" numbers:

// Random Seed Program Using Function.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
//

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
static unsigned long nSeed ;
char choice;
unsigned int PRNG()
{



// Take the current seed and generate a new value from it
// Due to our use of large constants and overflow, it would be
// very hard for someone to predict what the next number is
// going to be from the previous one.
nSeed = (8253729 * nSeed + 2396403);

// Take the seed and return a value between 0 and 32767
return nSeed % 32767;
}

void Complete ()

{cout << "Enter starting seed count" <<endl;
cin >> nSeed;
cout << endl;
// Print 100 random numbers
for (int nCount=0; nCount < 2000; ++nCount)
{
cout << PRNG() << "\t";

// If we've printed 5 numbers, start a new column
if ((nCount+1) % 5 == 0)
cout << endl;
}
cout << "These are 100 random numbers derived from your chosen seed" << endl;
cout << "Press enter to continue." << endl;
cin.ignore ();
cin.get ();
}
int main()
{
do
{
Complete ();
cout << "Do you want to try again? (Y or N) ";
cin >> choice;
}while (choice != 'N');
return 0;
}
Enter it in Visual C++ and compile... it took me about a week to really understand the code here.
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i would love to write in c++, even if not for the project, just because i think itd be cool to know ho to do. but i dont know where to go to learn it. do you know of a good website. also, i don't know how to run it. do you have to have a special program to run it?
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This is a good website: http://www.learncpp.com/
You use a program like Visual C++ or Dev-C++ to write, and compile your programs.
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Thanks for your input :)
i have been reading some, and downloaded Windows 2008 express last night. i hope to start working soon. anymore suggestions? maybe on a simple program i could build?
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oh and thank you bartblaze for trying to help, and i do like this site. however, someone else chose to do HTML before me and sadly it is kind of looked down upon to do the same project.
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Sure, no problem.

In regard of what you can code: how about a calculator ? It ain't that hard and it's useful .

(of course with proper design and functionality)
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You can program a TI-84... try writing a program to automatically do the quadratic equation... its really easy.
For C++ start by writing a simple "Hello World" program.
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that does seem like it would look good, and i actually did break my TI-83+ last week, well i don't know what happened, but none of the buttons work on it now. So that could be a good idea. i kinda did the hello world thing, but it was just copy and paste. im still reading though. :)
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You BROKE a TI-80 series graphing calculator! Shame on you! :) :)

:)
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i agree, i was actually very sad, and didn't even know it was broke till the middle of a pre-calculus test. i don't think i really did anything, just slowly all the buttons stopped working. i really don't want to have to buy one, but i guess that's just how the cookie crumbles sometimes. but if i don't buy one before i really get into this project(because i don't have a hundred bucks to just go spend on it, especially near Christmas time), then i will probably try to write a calculator for it. simple, or somewhat, and universally used.
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