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Want to become a linux developer

Postby offbeat on Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:46 pm

I want to be a liux developer....
But I am new about linux and its language..
Pls help me by giving advice, from where will i start?
And what is the best language for me for first time developer...
Thanks..............
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Re: Want to become a linux developer

Postby killer de bug on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:33 am

I suggest that your start by learning the name of the language used for the kernel... That would be a good start. If you don't even know this, don't think about going further :roll:
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Re: Want to become a linux developer

Postby Hammer459 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:59 am

The obvious suggestion is to learn C/C++ that the linux kernel is written in.
However... If you learn Perl and Ruby there is a whole lot of services and support tools that are written in either of them and that is probably an easier start of your "career" as a Linux developer.

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Re: Want to become a linux developer

Postby dagon on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:21 am

There are so many places you can start to chip in that it's hard to give advice on where to start.
With c and python you can never go wrong.

Learn some basic coding and then download the source of the software you use/like the most and play around with the code.
When you're feeling bold enough you start looking for some of the more easy bugs to fix.

Some projects suggest good beginner jobs like libreoffice
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Easy_Hacks#Entry_level_Hacks

Or Gnome
https://live.gnome.org/GnomeLove

...Mate?
http://mate-desktop.org/development/

Good luck! :wink:

ps. You don't need to hack the kernel to contribute to linux.
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Re: Want to become a linux developer

Postby ElHaj on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:37 pm

here are some links I know about wish they could help

http://www.openculture.com/computer_sci ... ee_courses

http://www.noexcuselist.com/

the next one is politically incorrect but that is the most comprehensive list I could find (really sorry :oops: )
http://programming-motherfucker.com/become.html
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Re: Want to become a linux developer

Postby offbeat on Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:12 pm

Hammer459 wrote:The obvious suggestion is to learn C/C++ that the linux kernel is written in.
However... If you learn Perl and Ruby there is a whole lot of services and support tools that are written in either of them and that is probably an easier start of your "career" as a Linux developer.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Open Source Development



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