[Chugalug] Learning C/C++

William Wade willm.wade at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 17:39:42 UTC 2013


Time & location dependent, but I would love to jump in on a C++ workshop.

Wil


On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:

> If I measure it from previous interest, it will be you and I.
> And most likely my C++ victim...
> ET
>
>
> Jon Stanford writes:
>
>> I would absolutely love to trade knowledge! How should we set that up?
>> Maybe you teach a workshop on C++ and I'll do the same for Android? Or if
>> we are the only interested parties we could just meet somewhere for a
>> couple one on one hackathons?
>> kitepilot at kitepilot.com wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Jon, I did a few years of professional C before I ventured into
>>> C++.
>>> First of, C is not C++, and vice versa.
>>> You can write 'C like stuff' in C++, but you will have an steeper slope
>>> to climb into C++ if you learn C first.  And vice versa...
>>> The problem is that the differences are subtle and sneaky, and you will
>>> shoot yourself in the foot meandering around them.
>>> It is a lot more difficult to shoot yourself in the foot with C++ than
>>> in C, but when you, you blow the whole leg...
>>> I'd advise against going the C route because there is no C  market out
>>> there.  Unless you are writing kernel stuff, device driver or embedded
>>> programs.  And you will invalidate the 'advantage' of knowing OO.
>>> Sometime ago I offered free C++ classes in the library and only one
>>> victim bit into it, and he has been suffering ever since.  The guy is, as
>>> you might say, a glutton for punishment.  He may or may not come forward to
>>> you, but he certainly started at a much lower level than you would and he
>>> has (AMAZINGLY!) actually learnt something.  And he reads this list...
>>> ;-)
>>> With all that baloney said, I'd gladly trade you some C++ classes for
>>> Android development classes.  I'll even throw in there some hours of (valid
>>> FAA training) flight instruction.
>>> Any interest?
>>> ET
>>> PS: And I am a better teacher than a programmer.  So goes for flying
>>> too.  I am a better instructor than a pilot...
>>>
>>>
>>> Jon Stanford writes:
>>>
>>>> I've been using Java for 3-4 years now so I've got a pretty advanced
>>>> understanding of OOP in general.  I wouldn't call myself an expert but I'm
>>>> fairly good with Java, to the point where I'm thinking of getting certified
>>>> by Oracle.  My usage of Java has been mostly in the context of Android. The
>>>> reason I'll wanting to learn both C and C++ is so I can use the NDK.
>>>> Just trying to have a fuller understanding of Android. Maybe I'll have
>>>> another reason for the languages but for now my usage is pretty narrow.
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