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Old 12-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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Linux beginning for developers from other OSes


What topics or path would you suggest for developers in other OSes (windows and symbian) to achieve similar comfort level and skill sets in Linux.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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1. Install and start using Linux.

2. Start developing programs

3. Read books---eg "Beginning Linux Programming" from Wrox

I would assume that comfort level and skill go with the amount of time spent on these steps---compared to what you have invested in other environments.
 
Old 12-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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That's quite a broad topic.

In both windows and linux you have literally thousands of ways to program. Try to be a bit more specific. Which languages do you know? What programming enviromnents have you used? Are you willing to learn new ones? Do you plan to program cross-platform programs that will run in many Oses / architectures?
 
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I program in C & C++. I would need to go for cross platform development in future. May be, I would need to rely on platforms like QT for that. Any way thanks pixellany and i92guboj for the quick replies.
 
Old 12-06-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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I program in C & C++. I would need to go for cross platform development in future. May be, I would need to rely on platforms like QT for that. Any way thanks pixellany and i92guboj for the quick replies.
For C++ I'd choose qt4 right now.

To gain skill level there's only one path: once you have chosen a language and a basic development toolkit all you need is to program a lot to become proficient with it.

If you need IDEs similar to these found in Windows, you should check eclipse, anjuta, netbeans... I think that at least eclipse and netbeans will work the same under Windows. I know nothing about Symbian.
 
Old 12-06-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

'Free Programming Resources' in 'Programming General & WEB' section of 'Slackware-Links' would be a good start. Loads of other links that may aid you in the wiki.

 
Old 12-06-2009, 05:02 PM   #7
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This is a good tutorial that covers usage of the cmd line and the basics of C under Linux:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

Apart from that, its quite a broad qn.
I'm sure you'll have more specific qns as you get into it.

Welcome to LQ
 
Old 12-07-2009, 02:38 AM   #8
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That link is a good one, it seems!
 
  


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