• Would anyone be interested in coding lessons in an online psuedo-classroom environment?
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I've been thinking for awhile, and I decided to get some feedback. Would anyone be interested in learning to code specifically for GarrysMod? No, I'm not a 12 year old, and yes, I actually know what I'm talking about. If I get positive feedback I can provide proof as to that fact. I'm not sure whether I would charge for lessons or not, but if I did it wouldn't be a lot. If any of you would be interested, drop a comment and let me know. This is just to get some feedback, I'm not advertising and I'm not sure I'm going to do it yet. I can teach anything from basic code logic and syntax to SWEPs, Gamemodes, GUI, Classes, Hooks, etc. Yes, there are better coders than me, and although most of them will help if asked, not very many are lining up to teach people things en-masse. So, any feedback to the idea would be greatly appreciated. :)
Yes omg. I can not find anything on YouTube or in the forums on any detailed tutorials on lua coding in Garry's mod. I would love this. I want to learn lua extremely bad and get into coding for Garry's mod but I just don't know how to do it!
Depending on the times I would love this. Also i can vouch for Zephyr. When he was extremely active within his own community he was also known within a few other communities for helping with coding whenever he can.
Yes this is a great idea, i agree with Warren.lua, i can never find anything on lua coding, just gamemode creation
honestly i think glua devs not working on some super secret next PERP that they plan to sell for 100 bucks should stream some time on twitch if they're gonna be doing some dev work, hopefully be confident enough to answer questions and talk through what you're doing and why and what it'll achieve and stuff, that'd be neat (esp. considering twitch added [url=http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Game%20Development]game dev streams as a category[/url]) for the classroom idea i dunno, it could be cool but i guess it depends how you set it up
Honestly if I was doing some real coding I don't think I would ever get anything done if I streamed and paused to answer questions. It's something I could try though. If I did this I would use something like Schoology or Edmodo to make assignments, host quizzes, etc. as well as have people submit solutions to problems I could then annotate, etc.
Possibly problems you may run into is everyone learning a different pace, which may become an issue if there is a significant difference in users However, I am all for anything that wants to make others improve, especially if it's done via non-conventional methods, so I think you should give it a go - maybe start off with something simple like tutorials or videos then work your way up
Well about 5 people are interested so far. If I can get about 6-8 people somewhat committed I'll do a little free trial run of the basics and see how it goes. Can't hurt.
I was toying with the idea, but couldn't really pull anything together. Best thing I could think of was a shared youtube account for FP coders to upload tutorials.
I have been tutoring quite a few people and have a ton of tuts. If you want to tutor too, feel free to add me on Steam and I can help you out with some of my resources ( working on creating a Lua class to be uploaded to my website when I relaunch soon )
[QUOTE=Smt;46723769]honestly i think glua devs not working on some super secret next PERP that they plan to sell for 100 bucks should stream some time on twitch if they're gonna be doing some dev work, hopefully be confident enough to answer questions and talk through what you're doing and why and what it'll achieve and stuff, that'd be neat (esp. considering twitch added [url=http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Game%20Development]game dev streams as a category[/url]) for the classroom idea i dunno, it could be cool but i guess it depends how you set it up[/QUOTE] I was actully thinking of doing a dev stream, but that though went out the window because noone watches me, besides some creepy guy who tells anyone who joins, im into whits girls constantly.. (im not joking) Ill probably do a stream on my gamemode creation that I am currently working on. (which will be free on facepunch) If ya'll interested, ill provide a link here when its started.
I don't think you should put a lot of time into garrysmod if you plan on being a programmer. Lua teaches bad habits. Though this is a nice idea.
[QUOTE=Solis;46725106]I don't think you should put a lot of time into garrysmod if you plan on being a programmer. Lua teaches bad habits. Though this is a nice idea.[/QUOTE] Why is that?
[QUOTE=Solis;46725106]I don't think you should put a lot of time into garrysmod if you plan on being a programmer. Lua teaches bad habits. Though this is a nice idea.[/QUOTE] Have to disagree with this. I put a lot of time into garrysmod Lua a few years ago, now I write code (mainly C++) for a living. It's true that Lua does some things in an unusual way, but I don't think it ever gave me any bad habits that carried over to another language.
Lua only gives you bad habits if you let yourself be lazy. It's totally possible to format lua code in such a way it is neat, clean and organized. If anyone else wants to help out with this, I could outsource some of the resource writing / creation and give you credit for it. Just a thought. Those who were interested, I decided to go through with a trial run of the basics just to see how the format works. Please add me on steam if you want to participate in it. :) I made an account specifically for teaching so as to stay organized: [url]http://steamcommunity.com/id/zephyrwarriorteaching[/url] I think what I'll ultimately end up doing is having two "classes", one totally free where I still provide the resources and some direction, and answer questions, and one where I might charge $5 or $10 a lesson for actual active teaching. Because honestly if you look at stuff like private guitar lessons, it's like $40 as a middle of the road route on Skype. And a group is obviously less private, but still, it's not so much the resources (plenty of free guitar resources exist as well), it's for the direction, availability to answer specific questions, assignments to focus on, etc. But the free option would also be there because I'm nice and like to help, I understand a lot of gmod players are young and can't afford to pay for it, etc. I would still provide support and guidance in the free one of course, just less of the active teaching perhaps. Idk, it's an idea in progress and I'm definitely open to feedback. [editline]16th December 2014[/editline] Warren, feel free to add me with the link in the above post, as you have PM's disabled.
Zeph is serious about his formatting :p
Oh hush ex-hoe. <3 :P
Yeah this would be cool to help out people that really want to learn gLua but who need that extra help.
I would be interested, I need to relearn some stuff and get better at a lot.
I'm always open to learn more about Lua/GLua. I learned plenty in another class so I hope this one is as beneficial.
Everyone feel free to add me on my teaching account at: [url]http://steamcommunity.com/id/zephyrwarriorteaching[/url] First 6-10 to add me get to join into the trial class to see how it goes. Haven't decided on a class size yet.
[QUOTE=ZephyrWarrior;46723643]Yes, there are better coders than me, and although most of them will help if asked, not very many are lining up to teach people things en-masse. So, any feedback to the idea would be greatly appreciated. :)[/QUOTE] I guess it is a great time to be back on the forums after 3+ years. This place isn't full of trolls, asshats, and jerks anymore. If you happen to need any help in the future, please let me know. Just give me some time to adapt to the new systems. Been gone for a long time, and a bunch of stuff has changed :v:
Glad to know I'm not an asshat. :D welcome back.
Minor Update: The trial "class" is pretty much full up, feel more than welcome to continue adding me and I'll let you know when I sort out a way to register for the real deal once I work all this stuff out. :D
Id love to jooin
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