Autocomplete Command Prompt
What is the auto complete that you use which appears to also work in command prompt, thank you.
I am not sure I understand what you're asking. Are you asking about when we are using the command prompt and it fills out the command automatically? You can use the "tab" key to help write on the command prompt faster, but you also may be seeing editing. Our video editing may make it seem that we are writing faster than we actually are.
On the windows machines, you can type the first character(s) of the file you need and then press <TAB>. Each time you hit <TAB> it will cycle through the files/folders that start with that character(s).
If you want to access the last commands that you entered, you can press the up/down arrows.
There are others I'm sure but these are my most common ones.
(I also like to change my command prompt to something sensible .... type "help prompt" to see the options)
Thank you very much, this is exactly what I was asking! Very helpful, I love your videos! Even if you sometimes go to fast over the hard bits and too slow over the easy bits!
Help us out... We do not want to go too fast over the hard parts. We want to be different than the others that make a living selling people information that is useless. Please give me any examples that you can that show us moving quickly over a hard part and I will go back and add additional material to clean this up. We really do try hard not to do that.
I found u guys going a bit fast in arrays and control structure videos, and in their lab videos ,i found it difficult to understand .
The main porblem that i face is that u explain great but the syntax is confusing especially for those who havent written any code before , i get confused where the comma comes , semi colon , which bracket and so on , these small parts .
You guys are doing an awesome job , i am learning programming so fast and thoroughly , the videos are very professional and has great content . I have seen many tutorials but never like these . Keep up the good job .
I totally agree with the guy above, he makes great points :D
Also two suggestions of my own is perhaps;
1) Ask us to try to make an exercise using the programming technique we have just learnt and then use a walk through of the correct way to do it in the lab video because at the moment although I can go off my own back if I want to, it feels like it could be more engaging process.
2) Real-world lab videos, the lab videos are usually things which are irrelevant or I can't see happening in the real world and although they are fun cos yes we all want to be geeky, but since we're (the user) are not actually geeks yet, I think it would be easier to see a problem or an application that we may come across in real life to do with what we have just learnt.
Keep the good work up!:D
And if u guys can then just compile 5-10 questions to each lesson , mainly programming questions and then give their answers .
Questions always help in understanding the depth and utility of concepts .
Thanks for the feedback! We are currently writing quizzes for each course as part of the next iteration of the site.. I also like the idea of the practical labs and assignments. Maybe those can be combined as well.. Like getting an assignment at a place of business.
For example: "Guys over at finance got a new actuary system and they need your help to prep these text files for import. Here are the system specs, you'll have to sort the file and change the time stamp format."
Or: "Here at Bank of Wibit, we have over 300 ATMs in service. We need to write a socket that can connect to each one on port 7834 and ask it for an operational status code. (ATM code provided, just run it and connect)"
I agree with all comments above!
At the moment, I try to pause the lab video and anticipate what needs to go in the next few lines.
An assignment from scratch, or even a program with one or two functions or a control statement missing, and we have to write would be fun and also helpful.
You can spend hours watching people do something, but you only really learn when you try it yourself!
Also, a quiz, maybe interactive, or even just a question slide, pause, answer slide, would help.
Keep up the good work guys!
Yes, I did what davidz mentioned! I'd have the video playing on one monitor or iPad and try to keep up with the tutorials - attempting (very unsuccessfully for the most part) to get ahead or pause and try to predict the next few lines ...
I think all that is required to make the labs super-mega-awesome (as opposed to just plain mega-awesome) is to pause once in a while and "suggest" that those playing along at home try to "complete the getter and setter for this property" or "think of a way that you would loop through the objects in the list" etc. Would take very little overhead as far as time goes in the video and I'm sure the flow wouldn't be disturbed too much.
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