[Techtalk] new course: Absolute Beginning C Programming

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Sun Jan 29 09:19:09 UTC 2012

I'm in. Synchronicity! I'd just begun re-learning C so that I can try 
some GTK stuff. Yay!

	- Miriam

Carla Schroder wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've been going back and refreshing my moldy old C coding skills, which is a
> golden opportunity to launch a Linuxchix course for coding and C beginners.
> Why C, you may ask? Why not something new and shiny like Python or Ruby or PHP
> or some rock star codey thingy? I'll tell you why-- because C is a fundamental
> language and it gets into gnarly stuff the glossy newcomers shine over and hide
> away.  If you develop a decent grasp of C you will have useful knowledge that
> will serve you well for many different languages, and you won't fall into dumb
> attitudes like "It's ok to be inefficient and sloppy because everyone has quad-
> core computers anyway" or "I have no idea why it's doing this, but oh well who
> cares."
> I'll use gcc, the GNU compiler collection. There are many compilers and I
> don't want to teach many compilers, I want to give literal specific examples
> with gcc instead of forcing you to figure it out on your own. gcc is fine and
> when you get to know it fairly well then you can try out others, and engage in
> fun flamewars over which one is best.
> Absolute Beginning C Programming starts Sunday Feb. 5. All you have to do is
> subscribe to the Courses list. See you there!
> http://mailman.linuxchix.org/mailman/listinfo/courses
> Carla
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Carla Schroder, ace Linux guru and howto author
> 541-932-4817 PT
> carla at tuxcomputing.com
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