I started the Unity course in my spare time as I thought coding after a days work would be hard to motivate myself to do and the creativity and possibilities offered by making games made it easy to do sit down and do.
Now though I want a career in it, I’ve loved the course, but the more I did it the more I found I wanted more of the coding. I feel I have a good grasp of Unity I will finish the course in a week or so.
What I would like is now I am comfortable with code now I have context (thanks to the Unity 2014 course), is something much more pure.
Like "today I am going to show you X, it is commonly used for ABC, "
“Now make this little bit of code.”
“Now discus what it could be useful for in the comments”.
… then from the discussion “okay someone suggested this could be used for this … your challenge is to make that, then I will show you how”.
So the code could be for unity projects or features in them, but very little focus on unity other than its a good visual.
This could be acheived using your current git commits of current unity projects and people just upload a git (unity 2018 supports the various unity versions), then with that as a base they add their new code in, so they dont have to spend time doing the unity stuff they can either already do or theyre not primarily interest in.
Also I feel as I am about to finish the course I am now at the point that I would benefit from being given a unity project, with an error in the code and having to fix it.
I’d love to do more TDD that was ace too. Catching the bowling rules was a really good challenge and I liked the idea in a job you would both be working on branches of a project and wouldnt know the whole picture, so being dropped into a project, working it out and then coding a feature or fixing a feature such that it matches a specification (needs to be solved in this kind of way e.g. doesnt store variables as we may want to make it a function later) would be great.
In short Im hooked and would happily have more pure, drier even coding as I feel I’ve got unity enough I can go out on my own and make alot of what I would like given enough time (and someone to team up with to do the assets for me because that doesnt really interest me). however with the coding I have a lot more to learn and having had experience through this course of it I feel I have the experience now to soak up the more technical meanings, explanations that before my brain would of just rejected because I hadnt been immersed enough.
So good work amazing course, jealous of those who will do the 2018 version it looks great.
Would love to have more content set at a level for someone who has done this course already.