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My dilemma

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Speza, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Speza

    Speza Newbie

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    So i am teaching myself to program, and these are the books I am using.

    These are the books I already completed this year.
    Head first html and css
    headfirst javascript
    headfirst html5 programming

    Now these are the books that I am planning on going threw for the rest of the year.
    for c# its
    Headfirst c#
    C# 4.0 in a nutshell
    Pro C# 5.0 and the .net 4.5 framework
    Expert C#5.0 with the .net 4.5 framework

    than for php its
    Head first php and Mysql
    PHP objects, Patterns and practice
    Advanced PhP programming
    PHP architect's guide to enterprise PHP development

    I already downloaded all of the books, buying it is a suckers game

    but I also have a problem, I am currently in university third year, but I am planning on failing 4 subjects so that I can allocate my time to programming, so that I can build up a base, than continue with the 4 subjects I failed the next year, and than hopefully push threw to a advanced degree, while i develope sites as a way to make money, but when I told my friend this plan he told me I am crazy, honestly I think I am a bit crazy but what do you guys think? ie, my family don't know that i am planning this, and they pay my university fees
     
  2. Ashraf09

    Ashraf09 Newbie

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    Hello mate;

    feel free to contact me, i am expert in .NET and PHP
     
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  3. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Just follow your heart and do not let others stop you is my advice to you.
     
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  4. chrishvictor

    chrishvictor Newbie

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    Just do what you love! If its your full love, then try dropping out from college.

    Trust me, miracles happen only if human beings do what they love.

    Hope this helps
    Chris Victor.
     
  5. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    The fact that you are planning this while someone else is footing the bill really does say a lot about you as a person. If you are paying for your course, feel free to re-arrange and drop out of things how you like. But at the end of the day, if your parents are paying for you to be there then you should honor that - not everyone is as fortunate as you to be able to have their university fees paid for. You can learn programming in your spare time, you have the rest of your life ahead of you, don't let your parents down and don't let yourself down for the sake of getting a 6 month head start on c#..
     
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  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Why dont you study programming in college if thats what you really want to do ?
     
  7. s0ap

    s0ap Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If your family is paying your bills, you owe it to them to commit yourself to studying.

    Also, HTML and C# coders are a dime a dozen. If you were planning on making money as a freelancer you will be going head-to-head with a room full of Indian dudes who are willing to complete the project for 90% less than what you can bill out for.
     
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