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I have to do a bit of training here at work in a few months and I'm working on my presentation. I'm going to be triaining on our zen system here and need to teach people about how our zen applications run. For a little background in what we use them for we basicaly bundle up applications as zen (zenworks) jobs. This allows us to control how our apps install all over the country. There's more to it but It's really not important.

Now onto my question. What I wantted to do was create a job for the lab portion of my training that would install a small quiz that I write myself. I was thinking of writing the quiz in Java because that's about the only programming language I have any experiance with save c++. But who wants to code in c++??

Basically this little quiz will consist of maybe 10 questions all eitehr true false, and multiple choice. Now I need it to be installable and runable in a windows envrionment. I want it to be graphical as well. Just use the default windows interface is fine.

I really don't care if I code this in java or .net but the only application i've used is eclipse in the past for codeing java. And I know I ran into problems getting java code compliled in an excecutable before with eclipse. At least the free version. What would you suggest I use to write this little quiz. I should note that the quiz will just be for fun and be simple funny quesitons with no real answers. I don't plan to store the data or really do anything with it. just want them to answer questions and click next really. Been a while since I've done any coding but this would be a good little test but I need a push in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: hey Dogg need your expertise

All of the coding languages I've ever used have only required me to use either the Visual Studio (VS) dev environment (both the classic version and the .net version) and my other favorite, UltraEdit, but that's mainly just an advanced text editor with syntax highlighting - it doesn't do any compiling. I use that for PHP coding since VS doesn't do PHP natively. I have toyed around with Eclipse while making some Nullsoft (NSIS) installers, but that was a long time ago, and if you've been coding in it for Java, by now you probably know your way around it more than me.

So for Java I don't really have any IDE's I can recommend from experience, but the current VS IDE also supports J#, which is a .Net version of Java, so I'm thinking alot of the syntax would be very similar, kind of like how C# is the .Net version of C++. Depending on how much of a timeframe you have before your deadline, you could try creating the quiz in J#, since coding a quiz would be extremely easy to do, it'd also be a good practice intro into using .Net and VS for ya, since imo (and thousands, if not tens of thousands of others) Visual Studio is the best IDE there is. Smile


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Re: hey Dogg need your expertise

Ya I've used UltraEdit many times and mainly for the same reasons you said. Mainly for editing php code.

I was looking at VS ultamate I think it was. Not sure if that's the same version for what I wanna do or not? I'm a newb when it comes to VS but I do welcome this as an excuse to get my hands dirty and code something with it and use some .net language. Seems this little quiz would be a perfect excersise for me. I know it won't be hard to do. I could do it in c++ I'm sure in about 10 minutes. At least a basic console version. But I want to make it look perty.
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Re: hey Dogg need your expertise

Yep, VS Ultimate is it. When it is installing make sure to put a checkmark in the box for J#, and then any other language you plan to use/try. The installer allows you to only install certain languages if you only plan to use those, to save on hard drive space. Then when creating a new app you can just choose which language you want to use for it.

It may pay off to just install them all though. For example, I don't really like to code in C#, but alot of the time when I'm looking on the net for a usable snippet of code, it'll be in C# and I'll need to translate it to VB.net. I can sometimes just do the conversion in my head, but there are times when it's easier to just run it in the IDE, to give it a test run to see that it for sure does what I want first, step along and look at some of the live variables in the debugger, etc.

Yea, I'd say you don't wanna give anyone a command line version of a quiz. Command line stuff is usually used best for little utilities. Ugly for a nice presentation. Smile


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Re: hey Dogg need your expertise

Wow you sound uber smart! Very attractive. I like hot geeks!

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So c'mon join our site, he's all that and more Tongue
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Wow you sound uber smart! Very attractive. I like hot geeks!

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Re: hey Dogg need your expertise

Wait how did my thread end up hooking up doGG face?

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