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Faculty & students at Norwich University write a C++ textbook over a weekend & release the results under a Creative Commons license.
Faculty & students at Norwich University write a C++ textbook over a weekend & release the results under a Creative Commons license.
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      Patrick Berthon on

      Hello, asked directly by email but didn't get an answer, so trying here : what is the status and progression of this very interesting project?

      Really need a book to refresh my c++ knowledge and thought it was a good idea to do it that way.

      Thx, Patrick

    2. Van Duong on

      What's the status on this? I'm really excited to see it.

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      SD on

      Hi - What is the status? Also, would you be able to send a digital copy of the book?

    4. Prof. Jeremy Hansen 2-time creator on

      Hi Randy - we didn't make a recording of the weekend, but if you head over to you can get a sense of the weekend, with some pictures from the students.

    5. Randy Padawer

      Was away this past weekend, blissfully isolated from the internet. Unfortunately, that means I missed the live stream. Will a downloadable replay be made available?

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      Phoebe Ayers on

      Consider using Wikibooks! Already exists, ready to go place to develop open-licensed textbooks.

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      Paolo Scalia on

      Hi, we are a group of Italian computer technicians; we find your work very interesting and would like to translate your book in Italian language. Our idea is to see our traslation published on your web site under the Creative Commons licence, as you do for your work, and eventually start a crowd funding project to print copies of it for free distribution in Italian libraries. Let me know if you find this interesting. (

    8. JVelez1971

      I would suggest the $5k stretch goal be "Extra copies for libraries/schools/nonprofits" let spread the joy of programming to the next generation. :)

      As for suggestions for sections, I would love to see a section on real-time communications, for multi-person competitive or co-operative games and collaboration software, etc...

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      Joseph Yaworski on

      Hi! As per the update request:

      Please include even a small section with examples on how to do multi-threaded/multi-process/parallel programming. I work in high-performance computing, and this is critical as we move to a multi-processor world. I feel it would be a great asset.

      Somewhat related, could there be a focus on C++11 if possible? As more and more compilers and programs get built for this, it will be a huge boon to be ahead of the curve in this respect.

      As for the stretch goal, I would put my vote toward polishing the text and getting the layout to be in the best shape possible.

    10. JVelez1971

      I would like to see a version of the book as a digital copy. I try and get all of my technical books on Kindle or MOBI or at least PDF so I can have them handy without having to lug around a stack of books for reference. Something with an active ToC at least or a searchable format.

    11. Matthew Ringman on

      Really excited about this! I bet if you made a lower reward level include an e-book version you would have a bunch of people back this immediately like all of the other programming books that have been on here.

    12. Pontus Nilsson on

      How about a reward with international shipping? Or at least a digital download? Would really like a physical copy though.

    13. Sean D Whaley on

      Good luck! I remember those texts and the frustration all too well. '05 & M'08