[Chugalug] Learning C/C++

kitepilot at kitepilot.com kitepilot at kitepilot.com
Mon Aug 19 12:35:08 UTC 2013


For me week days work best.
There is no telling where (and how) I am going to end up in a weekend...
ET 

 

William Wade writes: 

> I would guess that Nate would be willing to allow use of the 4th Floor
> depending, but that is rather large. 
> 
> I can also offer a place at SupplyHog's offices (2515 East 43rd StChattanooga,
> TN 37407) And that would have room for about 10 max, but with a nice
> conference room with a large screen. 
> 
> When? Personally, I like later night say 8pm to 10pm, but that might not
> work for a lot of folks. Saturday/Sunday afternoon 12:30-? 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote: 
> 
>> Fair'nuff...
>> Where and when?
>> ET 
>>
>> William Wade writes: 
>>
>>> 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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