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  1. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    So I wanted my first post to introduce myself buuuuut I just went straight to Ask a Question instead, I have manners! Huzza!

    Any who, my name is Nick (that's all you'll get for now :P) I live in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. My life story is too boring so I'll spare it. I currently own a Lumia 920 and with Windows Phone 8.1.1 on it.

    Currently I am jobless YES! HURRAY! /sarcasm I am supposed to in theory go to La Cite Collegiale (math exam required to enter so still waiting for the results) for Business Administration. Basically I want to open up my own store one day, to be clear but not giving out to much info. It's a computer and small consumer electronic repair and resale store, as in I fix smartphones, tablets, game consoles, desktops, notebooks etc.... Of course I would love to sell some unlocked Windows Phones as well (of course some Android phones too, because well I need to make money some how right?)

    I also forgot to mention that I got a Professional Diploma (Trade School) in Computer Maintenance and have a CompTIA A+ Certificate.

    If only there was something like a kickstarter, for startups lol.
    Last edited by ShinraCorp; 08-24-2014 at 06:08 PM.
    08-24-2014 01:38 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC, and if you want to fix some WP devices let me know:-)
    08-24-2014 01:41 PM
  3. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Oh I definitely do, of course I do need to purchase some tools first :P I'LL DO IT WITH MY BARE HANDS!
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-24-2014 01:43 PM
  4. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Welcome aboard ⚓ to WPcentral forums always nice to have newbie's join in.
    08-24-2014 06:54 PM
  5. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Ok I ordered my tools so now I can fix some phones :)
    08-24-2014 07:21 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral! We're glad you're here!

    You're not the only one on the jobless bandwagon - I just got 60 days notice that I'm going to be laid off. But hey - that's an opportunity for something better!
    08-26-2014 12:07 PM
  7. salmanahmad's Avatar
    So I wanted my first post to introduce myself buuuuut I just went straight to Ask a Question instead, I have manners! Huzza!

    Any who, my name is Nick (that's all you'll get for now :P) I live in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. My life story is too boring so I'll spare it. I currently own a Lumia 920 and with Windows Phone 8.1.1 on it.

    Currently I am jobless YES! HURRAY! /sarcasm I am supposed to in theory go to La Cite Collegiale (math exam required to enter so still waiting for the results) for Business Administration. Basically I want to open up my own store one day, to be clear but not giving out to much info. It's a computer and small consumer electronic repair and resale store, as in I fix smartphones, tablets, game consoles, desktops, notebooks etc.... Of course I would love to sell some unlocked Windows Phones as well (of course some Android phones too, because well I need to make money some how right?)

    I also forgot to mention that I got a Professional Diploma (Trade School) in Computer Maintenance and have a CompTIA A+ Certificate.

    If only there was something like a kickstarter, for startups lol.
    You seem like a really awesome guy and I hope that your dream becomes a reality.

    A few tips though, always keep yourself updated with technology so while you fix products you can also indulge your customers in interesting facts about their PCs and phones.

    Oh and since you are free nowadays, learn C# to develop apps. Channel 9 has some very amazing guides for Windows Phone app development.
    08-26-2014 12:33 PM
  8. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    I'm trying to get that better opportunity since all of my life I've been a cashier for gas station, an infantry for the Armed Forces, and a news paper delivery boy sooooooo ya looking for something new but no one calls me :(
    08-26-2014 12:34 PM
  9. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    I forgot to mention that I've learned C# but not XAML in college. Also learned the dreaded JAVA god damn I hate that language.
    08-26-2014 12:34 PM
  10. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I forgot to mention that I've learned C# but not XAML in college. Also learned the dreaded JAVA god damn I hate that language.
    Haha why the hate for Java?

    Between you and me, what language do you think is more powerful or better to learn, C# or Java?
    08-26-2014 01:08 PM
  11. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Well it depends, since Java has a lot of security flaws to it. However it is useful since it is a cross-platform programming language that works with any OS (well normally) and also on the web.

    C# is at the same level of simplicity to learn as Java however it doesn't have any major security flaws nor is it cross compatible outside of Microsoft (I mean they're a few C# programs that work on Linux but it's a hit or miss thing) C# is great to learn if you want to design say a video game or a large application since it's pretty much C++ without the complexity of learning it. I personally prefer C# just because of it's security.
    salmanahmad and hopmedic like this.
    08-26-2014 01:24 PM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    C# is actually becoming a cross-platform language thanks to frameworks like Xamarin. You can now write an app in C#, and with mostly UI differences get it running on Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. It isn't free, though, and it is far from cheap.
    elmacho likes this.
    08-27-2014 05:22 AM
  13. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    I suppose but as you said, it's extremely expensive so it's not a viable solution if you want to cross-platform your program for now. Anyone can write C# for free with Visual Studio Express or Java as well with Eclipse (or other IDE)

    I always think of C# and C++ as a Windows language and the rest for well... The rest lol.
    08-27-2014 08:08 AM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Exactly why I haven't tried Xamarin - the price. And while I've got experience in both IT and development, I'm now working on my BS in Computer Science, and just finished my second term of Java. I echo your sentiments - I hate that language.
    ShinraCorp likes this.
    08-27-2014 09:50 AM
  15. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Ya I don't understand why my college wants me to learn Java. I'm sure they understand how bad of a programming language it is. I mean ya sure it's simple to program but so is C#....
    08-27-2014 10:13 AM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    Ya I don't understand why my college wants me to learn Java. I'm sure they understand how bad of a programming language it is. I mean ya sure it's simple to program but so is C#....
    Because it's free and runs on any platform.

    I'm in school at University of the People, a school that is tuition-free and you buy no books. It is global, and many of my classmates are in very poor areas of the world, and some of them have only a phone or tablet to work with, and they are able to take Java because there is some site that allows them to do it remotely in the browser.

    I had to take Java at the community college I got my AAS from, but there I also took VB.NET (C# had just come out, so wasn't popular yet), and C++.
    08-27-2014 07:29 PM
  17. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Quick update for everyone, my tools are arriving this week for those who are interested in having their phones fixed :P
    09-02-2014 01:46 PM
  18. hopmedic's Avatar
    I suppose but as you said, it's extremely expensive so it's not a viable solution if you want to cross-platform your program for now. Anyone can write C# for free with Visual Studio Express or Java as well with Eclipse (or other IDE)

    I always think of C# and C++ as a Windows language and the rest for well... The rest lol.
    Are you still a student? I happened to be checking the Xamarin website because of another conversation, and found this:
    How do I share code across platforms with Xamarin? and other FAQs - Xamarin

    With academic pricing you can get a business license (which is a year subscription, but you can continue using the software without updates after that), for $99. Far better pricing than I expected to see.
    09-03-2014 11:00 AM
  19. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Are you still a student? I happened to be checking the Xamarin website because of another conversation, and found this:
    How do I share code across platforms with Xamarin? and other FAQs - Xamarin

    With academic pricing you can get a business license (which is a year subscription, but you can continue using the software without updates after that), for $99. Far better pricing than I expected to see.
    No sadly I'm not a student right now (probably will back in Winter) lack funds to pay for my semester. (The whole jobless thing lol)
    09-03-2014 08:05 PM
  20. gedzum's Avatar
    Welcome welcome :) Great to have you aboard this community. Hope you enjoy your stay here. Oh and I don't think I introduced myself until I was past my hundred post So it's all good..
    09-04-2014 03:40 AM
  21. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Aye, if you fix PCs and game consoles, perhaps you could consider stocking them as well in lieu of those Android phones, hmm?

    Welcome to the forums! (I still can't get over than Final Fantasy reference)
    09-07-2014 10:46 PM
  22. rdubmu's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!!!


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    09-07-2014 11:41 PM
  23. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Aye, if you fix PCs and game consoles, perhaps you could consider stocking them as well in lieu of those Android phones, hmm?

    Welcome to the forums! (I still can't get over than Final Fantasy reference)
    Don't worry about that I stock things what I fix. For now it's repairs only since stocking them costs over 10 000$ easily. And well I just love FF7 :P
    09-08-2014 07:01 AM

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