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Announcement   Announcement : New Programming C/C++ Course
   posted by Anonymous on 27-Apr-2003 16:58:53 (3190 reads)
I just want to gauge interest in a new programming teaching project before I start to set things up (it'll probably start sometime over the summer). Basically it goes something like this :-

AmigaOS is in need of more programmers, as we keep losing more and more talent. There are plenty of people who want to learn, but it can be difficult to learn advanced stuff from books and there isn't exactly a wealth of material on Amiga programming on the internet. Some people have tried to provide tutorials, but these require an awful lot of work and aren't always easy to follow. This project provides a different approach.

What this project will do is put those who want to learn into small groups and then assign each group a "mentor", someone who has experience producing amiga software. The mentor will guide the group through a project from start to finish, beginning with choosing a suitable project through design issues, to actual programming and then bug-hunting, testing and final preparations. The idea is that the learning group will help each other along the way and motivate each other. It will probably be a good idea if those wishing to take part would learn the ANSI C basics first. (There are some good books available)

So if your are interested in learning this way or you would like to donate a bit of time each week to act as a "mentor" or even if you would like to help some other way (for example providing help getting people up and running with a compiler), please contact me at so I can gauge interest.


Andy Hall - AKA Uncharted

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 17:46:15
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Did you just read my post on wanting to learn about C etc?

Count me in! I would love to learn to program on the Amiga, but as you say, it is often hard to learn directly from a book.



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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 18:08:47
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I'm currently learning C for the PIC Microcontroller (Electronics Design is one of my hobbies) and I also bought a C Complier for my Amiga so that I could learn to write programs for AmigaOS as well.

I'm at a very early stage of learning at the moment but I'm finding it really interesting!! I promised myself that I would become more actively involved with the NG Amigas and the new OS. I've been a consumer of Amiga material for almost 10 years and now I want to try and give something back!!! I know a bit of assembly language already (although not specifically for the 680xx or PPC) so I do have decent starting ground :)

I would be very interested in taking part in the course because I think it would help to motivate me a little more. AmigaOS does indeed have a fair few badly documented mysteries these days, and it'd be nice to have some help from developers.

Yeah good idea. Let's all help each other to build the Amiga platform, beginners and experts alike!!!

Brian Hoskins

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 19:00:01
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Am I the third? ;)
Already e-mailed as required.
So teach us soon.

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 19:47:26
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Hello Andy,

I want also make use of my stormc4 packet and
some other stuf that i have bouth a time ago.
I think i can give it another try.
Good idea.

De groetjes, Dirk.

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 20:04:41
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I don't currently have a working amiga, but when OS4 is released I will learn to code for it and may take an interest in helping others code...

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 20:16:16
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You can have a section in the features section if you wish?

Join the Supporters Scheme and get your Supporter Tag

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 23:14:42
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I was just thinking of offering to host the lessons as well!

Well, more options for you


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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 27-Apr-2003 23:59:41
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Thank you for your offers of help, I will take people up on them if this gets in the position of taking off.

What I really need is "Mentors" to sign up to help. Without the mentors the project won't be able to go forward. Good to see many interested people.

Also if you are interested could you email or PM me so I can get in touch with you when (if?) things are ready to start.

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 28-Apr-2003 3:56:18
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I would most definately be interested.

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 28-Apr-2003 11:21:48
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Me too ;)


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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 29-Apr-2003 1:21:06
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I would be very interested. I just wrote my first Amiga game in C++ last week. All it does is generate a random # from 1 to 100 and then ask you to guess what the number is. You get to keep guessing until you get it right. That's about the extent of my programing abilities so yeah I'd love to learn more.


P.S. Anybody interested in the source code let me know as it might give one of you real programers a good laugh :)

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 8-May-2003 13:41:58
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I`m interested too - just ordered my first book on C e-mail sent

Nissan GTR '08

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Re: New Programming C/C++ Course
Posted on 20-Jul-2010 17:15:50
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Did anything become organized out of this... ?

(Always dreaming of building a small programming team to have fun with some programmer friends on a non-work territory. But AOS4 programming mentors would be usefull. Any active AOS4 developer @ Oulu, Finland?)

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