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Thomas Zink
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Welcome,
Yours is a Jumpstart. Was there any particular topic that you wished you could have gone into more detail but for the sake of brevity had to leave out? (Optional question - would you recommend any additional books once we're started?)
Thanks !
Tom
 
Bo Rothwell
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Thomas, that is a very good question!  I'd start by saying that I really wanted to explore more scripting languages, but I didn't because I felt I would end up with chapters that had the appearance of repetition (here is an if statement in Tcl, here is an if statement in Scale, etc.). 

I considered diving more into C, C++ and Java, but really the goal was to expose someone to what was different in Linux, not how to program in specific languages.

Also, I really love Linux and there were tons of commands and features I would have loved to have included, but I kept asking myself "is this really going to help out a developer, or is this just a command I think is cool?"

Lastly, I think if I did it all over again, I'd spend some time demonstrating some IDEs.  I mention them in the book, but don't provide details.  Hindsight is always 20/20.

Thank you,

-Bo
 
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