1. Mr4aces's Avatar
    I have two really smart grand kids. I would like them to start funneling their energy into something besides gaming. Is there any way for them to learn? Or is way to complicated?

    I was self taught on building web pages before there were programs like Dreamweaver...etc
    So I would think there be books they could read?

    Or is this to far fetched?
    Last edited by Mr4aces; 05-12-14 at 12:06 AM. Reason: Please correct from to for in the title
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    05-11-14 08:38 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Most of coursely! I will direct some of my programming friends here, but in the meantime here are some resources.....

    BlackBerry Developer

    https://github.com


    PS. I shortened up the titled a bit.
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    05-11-14 10:09 PM
  3. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    I have two really smart grand kids. I would like them to start funneling their energy into something besides gaming. Is the any way for them to learn? Or is way to complicated?

    I was self taught on building web pages before there were programs like Dreamweaver...etc
    So I would think there be books they could read?

    Or is this to far fetched?
    http://code.org/ all kids should start here

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141
    05-11-14 10:13 PM
  4. KermEd's Avatar
    Absolutely. Get them into software young. Unless you sit with them though starting at a mobile level for Cascades could be challenging. You may want to start smaller.

    I started at 10, and had started writing apps for companies at 13 1/2. At the time I couldn't get a SIN card in Canada, so I had to work for hardware at the time.

    The best thing you can do for your kids or grandkids is to get them a logic basic skill set.

    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12001

    Get them started with something like that. They will learn the basics of C. And how basic electronics work. So when they are older they can repair things and make cool robots.

    It also will teach them about events, order of operations. And a lot of IF (button is pressed) THEN (turn the led on) type of programming logic.

    http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/pro...st/100-meggyjr

    Same system (Arduino and C) but made for a home made game system. You can get them making their very own handheld games using giant leds. They learn more about how pixels work without having to write crazy graphics.

    https://www.adafruit.com/products/1348

    Or get things more complex, grab an explora and an LCD for it. And they can create game boy quality games including the console. This steps more into the 8 bit arcade arena.

    I also love kickstarters.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/g...ndheld-console

    But that one finished. I'm still waiting on my gamebuinos. But I suppose that's more of a Connectedly type forum discussion.

    Last, If you just want a free ebook for BlackBerry 10 and Cascades

    http://www.ebook3000.com/Learn-Black...ch_219573.html

    But I really think it's a bit tougher for a kid.

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    05-11-14 11:07 PM
  5. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I think there are a few key things to do. The first thing I think I'd present is straight HTML with a text editor. It isn't programming in the strictest sense but it has visual results quickly and presents concepts like syntax.

    From there I'd look at a site like Codecademy.com to learn Python and JS. From there, Microsoft offers a ton of free courses and tools through MS Virtual Academy.

    There are some fantastic resources out there.
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  6. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Www.w3schools.com is what my multimedia design and graphic design professors pointed me towards. ALSO check out www.lynda.com one of THE best Resources to watch tutorials and learn just about everything.

    I have self taught books I used for building out my websites too before discovering the School that earned me my Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Multimedia Design and (Web) Development.

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    05-11-14 11:16 PM
  7. Mr4aces's Avatar
    OMG such a great response from the talented CB community. Thank you for your advise and referances.

    The grand kids will turn 9 and 12 this summer so I am looking forward to assist them on this.

    Again I thank you all for taking your valuable time to post on this thread.

    FYI: I started teaching them poker when they were 2 and 4 by playing card games with them, then teaching them values of the card combination, then how to play poker, then odds, betting, etc. They have been using my Club WPT account for years and are very good. So I think this will be fun and provide a base for them to grow on.
    Last edited by Mr4aces; 05-12-14 at 12:04 PM.
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  8. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Just don't let them get caught counting cards.

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    05-12-14 09:41 PM
  9. Rahul1234's Avatar
    I am just 14 and I finished html when I was 12 and c++ when I was 13, now I just completed java and am learning game development! Can someone tell me how Dk I learn cascades! Also www.codecademy.com is a good starting point!

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    05-20-14 07:49 AM
  10. RedxD's Avatar
    I am just 14 and I finished html when I was 12 and c++ when I was 13, now I just completed java and am learning game development! Can someone tell me how Dk I learn cascades! Also Learn to code | Codecademy is a good starting point!

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    If you already have experience with C++ then just download the sdk and start playing around with it; you should know what OOP is, also experience with Qt would be helpful but not necessary.
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    05-20-14 07:57 AM
  11. Rahul1234's Avatar
    If you already have experience with C++ then just download the sdk and start playing around with it; you should know what OOP is, also experience with Qt would be helpful but not necessary.
    Thanks a lot! Can you give me some links to where I can start learning qt?

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    05-20-14 07:58 AM
  12. RedxD's Avatar
    Thanks a lot! Can you give me some links to where I can start learning qt?

    Posted via CB10
    Qt Project

    The official docs, samples, wiki and forum are nice places to begin.
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    05-22-14 06:35 AM
  13. KermEd's Avatar
    Once you start getting into coding - we have a large bbm chat group where you can join and ask questions.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/new-bla...r-devs-781529/

    Also don't forget to check out Connectedly, which has articles on Joe to use c and c++ on IoT

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    05-22-14 07:56 AM
  14. Rahul1234's Avatar
    Once you start getting into coding - we have a large bbm chat group where you can join and ask questions.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/new-bla...r-devs-781529/

    Also don't forget to check out Connectedly, which has articles on Joe to use c and c++ on IoT

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    Hey thanks for the info, can you please add me? I posted my pin on the thread

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  15. KermEd's Avatar
    Hey thanks for the info, can you please add me? I posted my pin on the thread

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    Sent! You can go ahead and delete your PIN (so you don't get weird spam)

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  16. jcarlos100's Avatar
    Once you start getting into coding - we have a large bbm chat group where you can join and ask questions.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/new-bla...r-devs-781529/

    Also don't forget to check out Connectedly, which has articles on Joe to use c and c++ on IoT

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    My reply is pretty late lol but iv just started getting an interest in this field I'll check out what you wrote though

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    05-24-14 06:57 PM

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