The book “I want 2 do project. tell me wat 2 do.” is an excellent guide for any student to get into the Free/Open Source Software world.
The students have tons of queries when asked to do a project, themselves. Though they know the basics of few programming languages, they usually don’t do any programs themselves. They just copy/paste from others and found it is very difficult, when they have to do some programming themselves.
This book encourages the students to self learn new things and make their hands dirty with programming.
This is not a book to teach any language. All the programming books stop with teaching programming.
But this books begins from where they stop.
Students need to learn many stuff after programming. The communication with others and self discipline are the key strengths they should have. This books explains them well.
Shakthi Kannan, explains the following concepts
- Mailing list guidelines
- Programming language guidelines
- Contacting mentors
- Logging learning activities
- The problems on continuous learning and how to overcome them
- how to create and do presentations
- how to concentrate on the basics
- Various phases of Computer Science Skills
- The Tools available for project development and contribution
- Keep on growing the projects
I recommend this book for all the computer science students. Learning does not stops with college. If you are working and interested in contributing to Free/Open Software, this book is for you. Start with this book, follow all the tips and guidelines. You will become a rockstar contributor for your favourite Free/Open Source Software.
Teachers are the big inspirations for the students. I recommend this book for all the lecturers/professors to read and contribute for any Free/Open Source software, ask their students to contribute.
The quotes in each chapter are much impressive. They show the hard work behind finding them and placing in proper places. The friendly writing style makes the book, easy to read and follow.
You can buy the book at the following links.
Thanks Shakthi Kannan for the wonderful book.