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djnorthyy
07-15-2008, 09:42 AM
Hey all!

Well, over the past week I have been setting up a site dedicated to programming. It is early days yet, but will contain tutorials, reviews and articles on all sorts of programming.

Here it is: http://www.dev.harrynorthover.co.uk

In the near future, this will be moved to it's own domain and become my main blog.

Please give me any feedback (design, articles, style of writing, etc...) or advice.

Thanks,
Harry!

Fordy
07-15-2008, 09:47 AM
...or I could just come her.

indigo0086
07-15-2008, 09:59 AM
...or I could just come her.

MUST-RESIST-STRATEGIC-PLACEMENT-OF-`ON`-IN-POST

djnorthyy
07-15-2008, 10:23 AM
...or I could just come her.

That's not the point of this post. The blog is about everything I know about programming and I want to write about it.

Think about it....

This is a totally different site to my blog...

Harry.

Mario F.
07-15-2008, 10:37 AM
Not a fan of blogs, and not a fan of "personal websites dedicated to programming". So I voted probably not.

indigo0086
07-15-2008, 10:42 AM
Depends on the blogger really. If it's a blog for an already established programming community It probably will be more helpful for me than just one person's blog. Or if the blog was geared more towards tutorial based information rather than random opinions then yes.

djnorthyy
07-15-2008, 11:04 AM
I aim to post tutorials on programming (C#, C, C++).

Thanks for the advice.

whiteflags
07-15-2008, 11:13 AM
What sort of material will you be tutoring?

If you're going to do yet another one of these (http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html#c++tutorial), I personally don't see the value beyond what gratification you get from writing it. The point of writing a manual is that people will read it and you're going to have to pimp the hell out of your blog to get an audience.

After a successful try, you'll be attacked by help vampires (http://www.slash7.com/pages/vampires) and script kiddies who want to burn down their school because they didn't turn in their homework. Down with "the man"!

Again though, convince yourself there is a point to what you're doing.

djnorthyy
07-15-2008, 11:21 AM
I intend to write tutorials on what I feel passionate about, and also topics that aren't covered very well elsewhere. As you say, there isn't much point in writing tutorials on something that has already been covered 1000's of times...

mike_g
07-15-2008, 01:35 PM
I waited about 15 seconds for the page to load. Nothing happened. Then I got bored and closed the tab.

Fordy
07-15-2008, 03:10 PM
MUST-RESIST-STRATEGIC-PLACEMENT-OF-`ON`-IN-POST

Damn my spelling!

Elysia
07-16-2008, 01:19 AM
Well, Microsoft didn’t want this to happen again, so with Windows 7, they are stripping the kernel down to the bare minim. This means that the code is a lot less cluttered and that the features that have been held back by backward compatibility will make an appearance in 7.
I don't mind a blog, but if you do one, keep it accurate.
Microsoft will not be stripping down the kernel for Windows 7. This much is confirmed.
And will they drop backwards compability? Again, we have no proof. Just speculation.

djnorthyy
07-16-2008, 02:08 AM
I don't mind a blog, but if you do one, keep it accurate.
Microsoft will not be stripping down the kernel for Windows 7. This much is confirmed.

Actually, they are:

http://windows7news.com/2008/05/27/microsoft-why-we-are-not-talking-about-windows-7-yet/

Microsoft is not creating a new kernel for Windows 7. Rather, we are refining the kernel architecture and componentization model introduced in Windows Vista

As for backward compatibility:


http://windows7news.com/2008/05/23/windows-7-to-break-backwards-compatibility/

However, with Windows 7 Microsoft are approaching backwards compatibility differently, and Windows 7 will not be binary compatible with older versions

Virtualisation will be used instead...

Elysia
07-16-2008, 02:14 AM
Actually, they are:

http://windows7news.com/2008/05/27/microsoft-why-we-are-not-talking-about-windows-7-yet/
Sorry, no, it does not confirm they are stripping down the kernel.
It only says they are making changes to the kernel.
They're evolving Vista's kernel for Windows 7, not stripping it down, contrary to many rumors about how Microsoft's little mini-kernel would make it into Windows 7.


As for backward compatibility:
Virtualisation will be used instead...

Oh yeah, I missed that one. Sorry about that.
Although perhaps your blog can be a little mode detailed about that, because it simply says it won't be backwards compatible, but in truth it is, although via virtualization.

djnorthyy
07-16-2008, 02:30 AM
Yes, i agree that it does need to be more detailed. I have updated it here:

http://dev.harrynorthover.co.uk/?p=10

Thanks for the advice. :)

Elysia
07-16-2008, 02:33 AM
You should probably read over that text again and see if it makes sense to you ;)
And try avoiding "2" and other shortcuts like that. It makes the blog look unprofessional.
But you still haven't addressed the kernel topic, though. They are making changes to the kernel, but not stripping it down to bare minimums.

djnorthyy
07-16-2008, 02:54 AM
Yer sorry about the 2 :(. I didn't realize i had done that, noted and going to be updated.

Kernel text should be updated by now...

Elysia
07-16-2008, 02:57 AM
Yes, it's better. Let's hope Windows 7 turns out good.
Still, look at the...


For users this means that they will have to buy completely new version to be able to use the software. Although, this means the software be a lot faster and more advanced.

...paragraph and see if it makes sense to you (or reads well).

indigo0086
07-16-2008, 06:41 AM
After a successful try, you'll be attacked by help vampires (http://www.slash7.com/pages/vampires) and script kiddies who want to burn down their school because they didn't turn in their homework. Down with "the man"!

"Help Vampires" is a pretty bad term because Vampires are generally successful in draining their victims. More like, "Help Beggars"

zacs7
07-16-2008, 06:52 AM
Btw, what is "infomartion"? (in the description of the poll). Sounds like some sort of alien ;)

gin
07-16-2008, 06:54 AM
You should seperate the parts in tabs to make it more organised. An example:

[ Home ] - [ C++ Tutorials ] - [ Reviews ] - [ About ] - [ Contact ]

This is just what I would do to make it more organised because if you click on the categories at the side it gives you the full posts and in order of when they were posted (latest first, so that would mean they would need to scroll to the bottom to read the first one).

matsp
07-16-2008, 06:54 AM
"Help Vampires" is a pretty bad term because Vampires are generally successful in draining their victims. More like, "Help Beggars"

I think that was the entire meaning in the article linked - they suck the life out of helpful forum members by draining their efforts.

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Mats

indigo0086
07-16-2008, 07:47 AM
but how many requests on this board to do homework results in anything but a "do your own homework" or "show your own code". I guess that is the equivalent to garlic and a cross.

matsp
07-16-2008, 08:00 AM
but how many requests on this board to do homework results in anything but a "do your own homework" or "show your own code". I guess that is the equivalent to garlic and a cross.

Yes, along with not going down the path of impossible to answer questions, such as "how do I create a driver", when the original poster obviously needs to learn C or C++ first.

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Mats