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January 14th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
        My first shot at anything even close to programming started with Age of Empires III in Random Map Scripting of November 2005.   I didn't try any other languages until around summer of 2006, when, out of boredom from being one-handed due to a broken right wrist, I taught myself web design and programming (including coding this website from scratch).   Since then, I've learned much more programming and continue to do so.

        What do I use to program? No fancy programs here (you otherwise aren't writing your own code and technically NOT programming!)... I only use Notepad2; it is basically the Notepad included on all Windows computer, with highlighting to make code easier to read.   Very nice when you are editing files with over 5000 lines of code :p Many thanks to Elpea and Matei for recommending it to me.

Currently I'm fluent in:

  • Age of Empires III
    • Random Map Scripting (XS)
      • (XS) Random Map Scripting, 2005-2006
      • XS Trigger Injection, 2006
      • XS Knowledge Base Querying, January 2007
  • General Programming
    • Java, July 2007
    • C/C++, Fall 2011
    • C# (Sharp) / VB / ASP.NET / SQL, May 2012
  • Web Design
    • HTML, June 2006
    • CSS, August 2006
    • PHP, September 2006
    • MySQL, September 2006
    • XML, December 2006
    • Javascript, November 2007
    • Adobe Flash/ActionScript 3.0, January 2008
    • Ruby/Rails, Spring 2012
    • Python, May 2012

        Surprisingly, I've never taken any real computer classes or read any books.   Nothing impossible here.   Everything I've learned has been from the web.   If you wish to learn as well, I've kept a list of resources I used to learn at Web Designing (PHP, mySQL...).
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  1. JonnytheHammer said,
    Mar-24-2007, 02:51pm

    this is cool. i wish i could learn how to do this

  2. Alexis said,
    May-29-2007, 04:36am

    How can I move a map , from the scenario to the customs maps?

  3. pftq said,
    May-29-2007, 04:40am

    two different things - you can’t convert.

  4. pftq said,
    Nov-16-2007, 08:21pm

    Finally did some reading on Javascript… bleh - it disappointed me a bit. Pretty much like Java only more primitive. :neutral:

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