For programmers raised on high-level languages like Perl, Java and
PHP, working on a C project can be daunting. Still, many open
source projects work at a low-level in C to take advantage of the
power and speed of working close to the machine. Whether it’s Perl,
Postgres or Linux, C is what makes it run.
This session will provide a high-level overview of C, aimed
specifically at the programmer wanting to get involved in a C-based
open source project. We’ll cover:
(Note: This is a condensed, more focused version of my half-day
Andy Lester (http://perlbuzz.com) is the lead programmer for Book Wholesalers Inc, (http://bwibooks.com/). He’s active in the Parrot, Perl 6 and Perl 5 projects, and maintains over a dozen testing-related modules. His current non-code project is a book for Pragmatic Bookshelf on job search strategies for programmers, sysadmins and other technical people.
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