[ubuntu-za] Introduction to C programming in Ubuntu

Charl Wentzel charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za
Wed Jul 1 10:10:30 BST 2009


On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 10:46 +0200, Stefan Lesicnik wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Charl
> Wentzel<charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > Firstly, let me say I have thoroughly enjoyed the Packaging Jam on
> > Saturday.  This got me thinking about doing the same on other topics.
> >
> > >From experience I know that there are plenty of guys out there that want
> > to do development in Linux but don't know:
> > - where to start,
> > - what's available,
> > - what to choose
> > This includes newbies to programming, ex-Windoze programmers, etc, etc.
> >
> > I recently changed my whole development environment and learnt a whole
> > bunch of new tools that revitalised my development process.  I'm so
> > excited about this I would like to present a session of my own to
> > anybody that's interested.
> >
> > This would be an Introductory session (preferably on a Saturday) to
> > present some of the tools that I know.  For example:
> >
> > - Language: C++
> > - Type of application: Command line tools
> > - IDE: Eclipse + CDT
> > - Tools: Cmake, Valgrind
> > - VCS: Bazaar
> >
> > I know you can spend a day on each of these, but the idea here is to
> > introduce someone to a whole environment which they could then continue
> > to learn and master on their own.
> >
> > Also important; this is not my attempt to push certain options over
> > other and I don't want to get involved in flame wars over which tool is
> > better than the other.  This is merely an attempt to INTRODUCE ONE
> > POSSIBLE WAY OF DOING C++ DEVELOPMENT IN UBUNTU
> >
> > If you feel strongly about another language or another tool why don't
> > you offer to present your own session!  In fact, I would applaud that!!!
> > Or come along and tell us about it.
> >
> > The cost of training courses and outside of the reach of normal
> > hobbiest.  So a community effort like this would be ideal for a lot of
> > guys.  And if we have more sessions like this on simmilar topics our
> > local community would become an incubator for Ubuntu contributors.
> >
> > I'll provide some Intrepid CD's for those who do not have a working
> > installation yet and help them install it before session... a quick Wubi
> > install if necessary.
> >
> > What I need is a venue.  Any offers?
> >
> > Of course anybody is welcome!  Whether your new at programming,
> > ex-Windoze, or experienced and would like to know more about one of
> > those tools.
> >
> > I'm not going to pretend that I know everything, so guys with experience
> > that can help answer questions and just talk to the newbies would be a
> > great plus!
> >
> > Anybody interested in coming?  Even if just 2 guys/girls come it would
> > be worth it.  Can I start a Wiki page on the Ubuntu-za site?
> 
> 
> Hey Charl!
> 
> This sounds awesome and I would def be keen to attend! (I am a newbie
> programmer!).
> 
> The venue we used for the package jam is defiantly available, and I
> can get 10 pc's installed with jaunty quite easily (PXE boot) and also
> have most of the packages we would download cached locally.
> Same kind of facilities as jam. Not sure if the venue suits everyone
> distance wise - randpark ridge...
> 
> Feel free to make a wiki page on the website!
> 
> Stefan

Thanks Stefan.  That would be great!




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