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Hi Frank Carver,I would like to do projects using c/c++(for eg:to develop an os)Not a  RSS feed

 
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Hi Carver,
I would like to do projects using c/c++(for eg:to develop an os)Not an application program using java,perl etc etc....
I have only a short time to do this....and also no one is here to guide or assist me....so if I have to attend interviews for jobs after 5-6 months,then what are all the knowledge should i have in C,c++ and Unix/Linux?
If i may not happen to do any projects(bcs time is very short) then how i appear for an interview fairly well ? For that can help me?
Please help me........
Thank you very much.
 
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There's really no substitute for practice. Get yourself a C/C++ compiler and at least the "make" program, then try a few very simple programs (start with the traditional "hello world") to make sure you understand the environment.
Then spend a few days using each of the vi and emacs editors so you have basic skills in both. Then learn basic operation of at least one version control system (cvs is a good one to start with, or rcs if you already have it on your machine.)
To show well at an interview you need to show that you understand the software development process and the development issues which affect C/C++ developers. As long as you have a basic syntax knowledge and can do an internet search or look in a book for details of APIs and such the rest is down to having actually done it.
If you want to learn C/C++ on Unix, then put Linux on an old PC, and play with it, If you install all the "development" options you can have everything you need for free. When you feel you've got the hang of programming, look for some open-source projects and join one. That'll give you experience of working with other people's processes and styles, and also give you something to talk about at interview.
has this helped?
 
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Dear Mr.Frank :
It did help me Thank you
But can u suggest some place where I can join open source developers . I was trying to join the Linux Kernel developers , but I think it is over my head . Now I am learning the basics of Linux Kernel . I am more interested in System Programming and Embedded Programmin then Application Programming . But I find very difficult to learn them and practise them , then the application program
I saw one book "Embedded Software Preiemer " it comes with a Real Time Software ( uC/Os).
I am kind of lost
Can u pls guide me
Thank You
Siva
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