vJass Tutorial Videos (Good idea?)

GetTriggerUnit-

DogEntrepreneur
I have searched for vJass tutorial videos and saw that there are no good videos to learn a vJass.

I believe it would be nice to have tutorial videos on vJass.

When learning a language, videos are always useful and for me, they help me to learn faster than if I was reading text.

Would doing tutorial videos on vJass be a good idea?
 

Sickle

New Member
What would there be to take a video of? What a sample of Jass does?

I do not see the point.
 

LearningCode

New Member
Uhh..
I tried learning JASS (Not vJASS) from a video long ago.
Failed horribly =(

I think walls of texts are better xD
 

GetTriggerUnit-

DogEntrepreneur
What would there be to take a video of? What a sample of Jass does?

I do not see the point.
E.g.

Video 1: Downloading and installing Jass NewGen Pack
Video 2: Scope and libraries
Video 3: Globals
Video 4: Structs

etc... They could also talk of jass.

EDIT: What is taught in a Jass tutorial transformed into a video with Sound explanations and live writing.
I believe it would be nice.

Uhh..
I tried learning JASS (Not vJASS) from a video long ago.
Failed horribly =(

I think walls of texts are better xD
You can't learn Jass with one video. There would be more than one video for sure. Anyways, videos might not be your style of learning but might be someone else's style. :)
 

Sickle

New Member
"Hi. I am Sickle and I am here to talk about scopes. Be sure to listen carefully and take notes because you are not able to copy and paste or quick reference a certain part of a video. Also, since the quality is not good enough, I will be forced to dictate Jass samples to you while you type them out."
 

GetTriggerUnit-

DogEntrepreneur
"Hi. I am Sickle and I am here to talk about scopes. Be sure to listen carefully and take notes because you are not able to copy and paste or quick reference a certain part of a video. Also, since the quality is not good enough, I will be forced to dictate Jass samples to you while you type them out."
Wait... No?

Why would the quality be bad?

You might be using some shitty recorder, but I wouldn't if I was doing a video.
 

LearningCode

New Member
haha, I thought someone used a way to get around the "Sopy-Pasting" problem?
Showing the triggers in pictures

But now that you mention it, it might just be someone else's style of learning..
hmm..
 

GetTriggerUnit-

DogEntrepreneur
Isn't it faster to learn with videos?

Pasting the code I did in the video wouldn't be a problem, and even posting a map of what been done.

Thats really not the point, imo.
 

Xorifelse

I'd love to elaborate about discussions...........
You should rather be thinking about what audience you wanna have. How many people are trying to learn vJass, 10 a month? with that number decreasing over time while Warcraft III is getting older, you're lucky to get a 1000 views total.
The idea is nice, I'm doing it myself too however not many people are gonna benefit from the video. Keep in mind that not everybody expects a "youtorial" for vJass and read walls of text instead.

@LearningCode
You tried, and failed. What an excuse. Do you give up every time you fail to do something?
 

GetTriggerUnit-

DogEntrepreneur
You should rather be thinking about what audience you wanna have. How many people are trying to learn vJass, 10 a month? with that number decreasing over time while Warcraft III is getting older, you're lucky to get a 1000 views total.
The idea is nice, I'm doing it myself too however not many people are gonna benefit from the video. Keep in mind that not everybody expects a "youtorial" for vJass and read walls of text instead.

@LearningCode
You tried, and failed. What an excuse. Do you give up every time you fail to do something?
Yea I remember now, that you did videos.

It's a good idea, and if there had been videos when I was learning jass, I would have enjoyed it!
 

Lyerae

I keep popping up on this site from time to time.
Videos about JASS would be good, if they were made well enough as to not confuse the person learning.
 

Mr.Tutorial

Hard in the Paint.
I'll be dead honest, I like the idea of a video tutorial. I hate reading walls of text, and if u actually watch the person do the jass and everything it makes it a lot more learnable in my opinion. Sure a lot of people prefer reading text, but videos can teach a lot more than one would think. You get to see JASS from someone else's point of view, which I think is awesome. Of course this video would have to be pretty well-made. :thup:
 

Romek

Super Moderator
Staff member
I personally always thought that video tutorials were for graphic related topics.

For learning vJass, a well written tutorial will almost certainly be better than a video.
 

Narks

Vastly intelligent whale-like being from the stars
I personally always thought that video tutorials were for graphic related topics.

For learning vJass, a well written tutorial will almost certainly be better than a video.
this

A video would be inferior to a well written tutorial; the video only has the advantage of a graphical component, and vJASS has no graphical related components (maybe setting up NewGen or something?).
 

LearningCode

New Member
Wait-
Vids COULD prove useful.

For those Math heavy parts xD
The circles, spirals, stars, compounded circles, and all the scary math thing.

I would like to see a video tut of that xD

The vid could show which parts of the code do what and how it makes stuff move in that pattern
Displaying formulas graphically, I duno, just my opinion =x
 

Vestras

Retired
Wait-
Vids COULD prove useful.

For those Math heavy parts xD
The circles, spirals, stars, compounded circles, and all the scary math thing.

I would like to see a video tut of that xD

The vid could show which parts of the code do what and how it makes stuff move in that pattern
Displaying formulas graphically, I duno, just my opinion =x
Nothing you can do in Jass is math heavy IMO :)
 

cleeezzz

The Undead Ranger.
or you paste the code from a written tutorial and learn from it though testing, theres no need for video
 

LearningCode

New Member
@Vestras
Not THAT kind of math heavy =/
It's just that I find Simple stuff Math heavy.
Till today, I haven't figured out how to make circles within circles. xD
 

Romek

Super Moderator
Staff member
> Nothing you can do in Jass is math heavy IMO
You can do as much math related stuff in JASS as you can do with most other programming languages.
 
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