windows screwd me over in programming class

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windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by bladethefox » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:22 pm

I was in programming class a few days ago working on a timer to count down the end of school. and I was doing everything correctly as the teacher said inputing the right code and when I launched the application it ran fine but when I closed the application a message appeared saying send error report or don't send, you know that message so I clicked on don't send and visual basic closed down and restarted, so it basically just crashed. And the worst part was that I did not save my work so I had to rewrite the code and recreate everything!it got me mad but it made me realize why I use Linux. The computers ran windows xp btw. but I got caught up and now I save after everything I do.

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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by Habitual » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:15 pm

Saving one's work is Universal and not limited to the WinTendo platform or a development environment.

Here's a tip:
Save the originals and work with copies!

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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by randomizer » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:17 pm

I'm curious, how did you lose so much unsaved work when the project would have been saved before compilation? i don't see why you would have needed to rewrite it all.

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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by bobcollard » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:30 pm

Many years ago when I took a course in Micro Computer Repair, after I built my first computer we were using 5 1/4" floppies and the very first lesson was copy the system disk to RAM, make a copy and use the copy, never the original disk for anything except making copies. A hard lesson you learned, benefit from it, what does not kill you makes you stronger.
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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by kvv » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:55 pm

If you compiled the code and ran it, the code is still saved somewhere. Unless you faced a massive hardware crash or something of that sort.

Anyway, welcome to Linux. It is *much* better for development, though you can't do Visual Basic. :s
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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by bladethefox » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:53 am

thanks but I am no newbie to linux I was a fedora user and mandriva user and slackware user and ubuntu user.

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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by bladethefox » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:55 am

randomizer wrote:I'm curious, how did you lose so much unsaved work when the project would have been saved before compilation? i don't see why you would have needed to rewrite it all.
it was not that much code but I forgot to save and when it crashed could not find it so I recreated it.

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Re: windows screwd me over in programming class

Post by AlbertP » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:02 pm

You cannot run a program when it is not saved, Visual Basic saves automatically before compiling or starting the program.
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