The course instructor, Huw Collingbourne, is Director of Technology with SapphireSteel Software, a company that specialises in Visual Studio development tools for professional programmers. Founder of Bitwise Courses – producers of multimedia instruction courses – Huw's courses have taught tens of thousands of people to program.
Learn to Program in C in 10 Easy Steps - The fastest, easiest way to learn to program C on a Mac or Windows. This course will teach you to program the C language from the ground up. You will learn everything from the very fundamentals of programming right through to the complexities of pointers, addresses and File IO. Maybe you’ve tried to master C before but failed. Or maybe you are new to C or new to programming. If so, this is the course for you!
C is one of the most important of all programming languages. It is used to program desktop applications, compilers, tools and utilities and even hardware devices. The C language is fast and efficient – but it can be hard to learn. Unless you this course. This course begins with a gentle introduction to C but quickly moves on to explain some of its most confusing features: everything from C’s ‘scoping’ rules to the curious connection between arrays and memory addresses. By the end of the course you will have a deep understanding both of the C language itself and also of the underlying ‘architecture’ of your computer.
This course uses multiple IDEs but works with C++Builder including C++Builder Starter Edition.
Who should take this course?
Advanced C Programming: Pointers - To be an expert C programmer you need to master the use of pointers. This course explains pointers in real depth. It explains pointer variables, pointer arithmetic, indirection, memory allocation, how to create and maintain linked lists and how to use function pointers. In fact, by the time you finish this course, you will know pointers inside out. You will understand what they are, how they work and how to make sure that they don’t make your programs crash!
This is not a course for beginners. It is aimed at programmers who already have a good working knowledge of C programming and who need to take the next step in mastering C by gaining a deep understanding of pointers.
If you’ve struggled with pointers and can’t quite figure out what all those ‘arrow diagrams’ really mean or what exactly is the relationship between pointers and addresses, this is the course for you. In a series of short, tightly-targeted lessons, you will learn all about: computer memory and how pointers access it; how memory is allocated and why copying data using pointers can cause program errors; why some pointers are ‘generic’ and what happens when you ‘cast’ them to specific types; how to create singly and doubly linked lists, stacks and queues; how to avoid memory leaks and other common problems… and much more.
The source code for all the example programs is provided, so if you need to try out my code you can load it and run it in your favourite C IDE or code editor.
Learn C# Programming (in ten easy steps) [Version 2] is Huw's premium level course for learning C#. It suitable for beginner programmers or anyone with experience in another programming language who needs to learn C# from the ground up. Step-by-step it explains how to write C# code to develop Windows applications using either the free Visual Studio Community Edition or a commercial edition of Microsoft Visual Studio (it even explains how to write C# programs using free tools for OS X). This is the completely revised and updated second version of this course.
C# is one of the most widely used an important of all modern programming languages. If you need to learn C# quickly and painlessly, this is the perfect course.
You will begin by learning the core features of programming – variables, constants, functions and data types. You will move on rapidly to learn about Object Orientation and the more advanced features of C# and the .NET framework such as file-handling, data-streaming, dealing with exceptions (errors) and overriding methods. Even if you start out as a complete beginner, by the end of this course you will have built a really solid foundation of programming knowledge and skills. All the source code of sample projects is provided ready for you to download, run and modify. The course also includes an eBook that provides even more information on the topics being discussed.
The course instructor, Huw Collingbourne, is Director of Technology with SapphireSteel Software, a company that specialises in Visual Studio development tools (written in C#) for professional programmers.
Learn C# Programming (in ten easy steps) is the fastest and simplest way to help you make the move from coding novice to professional programmer. The first version of this course was launched in 2012. The current version has been completely re-made and expanded with numerous new lessons. As an added bonus, the complete version 1 of the course (almost 4 additional hours of video instruction ) is also included as a free download.
The Java Programming Master Course - Java is one of the most important of all computer programming languages. But learning Java can seem like a daunting task. Not any longer! With this course you will learn Java step-by-step, from the basics right through to advanced topics. This course is, quite simply, the fastest, easiest way to learn Java programming.
This Java Programming Master Course includes over 85 videos to explain every topic in detail. All the source code is provided in sample programs ready-to-run on a PC or a Mac. And I even include a 125-page eBook, The Little Book Of Java, to provide even more information on all the topics discussed.
If you want to master Java programming quickly and easily, this is course for you.
A Java compiler and development environment (both are available free)
Programming Skill: Beginner
Java Language Skill: Beginner
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software (http://www.sapphiresteel.com/), developers of the “Sapphire” Ruby IDE for Visual Studio and the “Amethyst” IDE for the Adobe Flash Platform. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press.
Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.
For over ten years Huw wrote the Delphi and Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, Java, Smalltalk, ActionScript and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. He is the author of the free ebook The Little Book of Ruby and is the editor of the online computing magazine Bitwise (http://www.bitwisemag.com/).
In the 1980s Huw was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.
At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK (http://hartlandaikido.blogspot.co.uk/). The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.