I am also about half way through my computer science course (edX’s CS50 Introduction to Computer Science), we are still working in C language but I have got to a point where we are making programs that create windows with graphics in. My last assignment was to make the game Breakout, you know the one with the bat and a ball and a wall of bricks to destroy?
I can’t praise the course CS50x enough, I feel it is really giving me a base of how to think and problem solve. This is such a positive feeling for me, going back a few months I was really intimidated by the enormity of what there is to learn in this field. A combination of the confidence the course has given me, a realisation (yet again!) that I don’t have to know or learn every minute detailed thing, just the important bits – the concepts, the ideas, the frameworks rather than masses and masses of information and terminology. It also helps that the IT-Rex keeps reminding me about this invention called the internet, apparently there are numerous resources on there or something….. Ahem!
I realise this post might be stating the obvious a wee bit but I am just so pleased I have started to get the point and am quite excited about what happens next.