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    What's next?

    Hello.

    I have just finished the exercises in K&R (80%) of them anyway. I have now started on another book with an algorithmic focus that explains more advanced things, such as how how stack frames and tail-recursion works.

    My goal is to one day be working with OS development. I am wondering how to proceed from here, since I have no real C programming experience. Are there any "simple" open source projects on e.g. github that I could join in order to get some experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talin View Post
    Hello.

    I have just finished the exercises in K&R (80%) of them anyway. I have now started on another book with an algorithmic focus that explains more advanced things, such as how how stack frames and tail-recursion works.

    My goal is to one day be working with OS development. I am wondering how to proceed from here, since I have no real C programming experience. Are there any "simple" open source projects on e.g. github that I could join in order to get some experience?
    I wrote Basic Algorithms as a "second book of C". It's got more of a focus on graphics and applications, however, not OS development.

    There are lots of projects on Sourceforge, most of which are actively looking for help. Pick one that interests you and sounds simple enough to be do-able.
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    Pick one that interests you and sounds simple enough to be do-able.
    O_o

    I would amend: which has both newbie members who you can learn with and experienced members who can offer guidance related to navigating the code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    O_o

    I would amend: which has both newbie members who you can learn with and experienced members who can offer guidance related to navigating the code.

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    The next step is to find one that is simple enough, then.

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    O_o

    Well, the next is actually just keep learning and working. You'll be trying to find a project while doing that.

    Don't stop coding until you find a project; do those other %20 exercises, and when you've done them, do them all again only make it a point to do all of them in a different way than you did the first time.

    Just keep working, you'll eventually find a suitable project.

    Soma
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