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Linux Programming: The New Programmer's Road Map

May 04, 2000, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Fink)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"Over the next few weeks a series of articles will be posted here called The New Programmer's Road Map. When I say new I do not mean to replace the old, instead I refer to the intended audience, new programmers or new UNIX programmers. If you are an experienced UNIX programmer, hit the back button, you most likely know a lot of what will be said here, otherwise, read on."

"In the past I believe I have stated something like this:

There is nothing I love more than when someone says "You do it this way" and then gets up and walks away.
This statement rides right along side of the nefarious RTFM. This is somewhat true of learning how to program. Many people will simply say do this, that, and the other and they vanish."

"The goal of this series of articles will be quite simple: Providing information about the most popularly accepted method(s) of learning how to program, linking to primers, passing along general information, and providing other suggestions. What this series will not do is instantly turn you into a programmer in "21 Days"--or whatever. Learning how to program takes a lifetime because programmers never stop learning. Whether it be new languages, styles, or techniques--the process goes on forever."

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