What to call the process of "programming" in C2

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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:57 pm

What does everybody call the process of "programming" in C2? I call it programming. Technically I am programming logic into the game. Im not coding anything because Im not writing anything down.

I also like to call programs like C2 and game salad visual programming languages.

Personally, programming and visual programming languages have a nice ring to it. I also find that by calling these by those names it's easier to describe what you are doing to people who know nothing about games.

What does everybody think?mammoth2012-02-07 17:59:12
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:34 pm

This is why I dont like how the front page says "no programming required". I think it should be "no coding required" as yes, event-based programming is often referred to as "visual programming". I also feel dumb crediting myself as a programmer when people then go to check out construct and see that there is apparently no programming involved ^^;
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:36 pm

While it is actually programming, I usually refer to it as "eventing" since the basic building blocks of the logic are called events in Construct.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:36 pm

I've always called it eventing, maybe even constructing

visual programming could easily be confused with stuff like visual basic, and even sometimes using c++ with windows forms and/or mfc appwizard.

but there's definitely people who call it programming and I've heard coding as well, though I would consider both of those a bit of a misnomer

maybe visual scripting?
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:46 pm

Just to clarify, "coding" and "programming" are the same (even in french ;))
In Construct, you are moving visual blocks, that are mapped to lines of codes (JS code in that context). It's an homomorphic equivalance.

And, in th CS field, what Construct allow you to do is, indeed, called "visual programming".

(In fact, C2 is an ernomous Event driven Finite State Machine).
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:55 pm

I always thought coding and programming where synonymous, is it different in different languages?
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:29 pm

[QUOTE=Tom] I always thought coding and programming where synonymous, is it different in different languages? [/QUOTE]

I thought so too. The trend of no coding engines like yours is a welcome change. I can't tell you how many projects I had to scrap because of syntax, scope and just general technical garbage.

When I am working in C2 I think I am programming the game. When I work with Visual Studio I am coding a game.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:49 pm

How about Conditioning? :)

Use in a sentence:
- I'm conditioning a game
- The game you've just conditioned looks great
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:05 pm

I've always used 'eventing' for this and other engines.
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Post » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:21 pm

Well i dunno about you lot, but i'm Creating a Game... Therefore i'm a Game Creator.
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