Offtopic [ Was: Beginner & realtime strategy ]

Data structures
Discrete mathematics
Database theory
Software engineering
Formal methods
Formal logic
Hardware description language
Artificial intelligence
Operating systems

i don’t see any mention of SDL on the list.
shame, really. :]

I’m currently doing CS and I think it helps me to get a better programmer. I
learned very much for myself before, but I especially understand things like
algorithms and datastructures much better now. And I learned very much
mathematics etc. I think it enhances and deepens my knowledge very much.

Florian ‘Proff’ Schulze - @Florian_Schulze
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Eugene Kuznetsov schrieb in im Newsbeitrag:
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I suspect that Computer Science is much wider subject than carpentry
or football. All your logical constructions may be true for those
topics, but with CS I’d like to have a bit different answer.
I’ve asked the original question because I didn’t have a chance to
get a degree in CS ( if you are interested, all I’ve got is 3 years in
Applied Physics ), but I am trying to enter the programming world. I
wonder how much I’ve lost because of it, by learning only things that
have practical application - no theories of artificial intelligence,
finite state machines or other stuff like that.
I want to ask those who received that degree and now use the earned
knowledge in ‘real’ world. Do you think that all theoretical courses
you learned in college are important? And how much applied stuff
( OSes, APIs, programming languages other than C/C++ ) did you learn?

This is real off-topic, so maybe it’d be better to reply to e-mail (
not to the list ).

Eugene mailto:divx at