February 08, 2012
Hi guys,

I decided to wrote a starting guide for newbies and newcomers with D Language. It's a really simple and basic introduction for those who may be a little lost like me when I started.

It's a PDF file format and can be seen accessing the link bellow.

Link: http://goo.gl/GkAYO

Any problems or mistakes please let me know.

I really hope you enjoy.
February 08, 2012
"MattCodr" <matheus_nab@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:nahgizjzffezfswqwpms@dfeed.kimsufi.thecybershadow.net...
> Hi guys,
>
> I decided to wrote a starting guide for newbies and newcomers with D Language. It's a really simple and basic introduction for those who may be a little lost like me when I started.
>
> It's a PDF file format and can be seen accessing the link bellow.
>
> Link: http://goo.gl/GkAYO
>
> Any problems or mistakes please let me know.
>
> I really hope you enjoy.

Link to the actual PDF itself? Google's viewer is the only PDF reader on the planet that actually manages to be worse than Adobe's reader.


February 08, 2012
On Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 16:38:53 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> "MattCodr" <matheus_nab@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:nahgizjzffezfswqwpms@dfeed.kimsufi.thecybershadow.net...
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I decided to wrote a starting guide for newbies and newcomers with D Language. It's a really simple and basic introduction for those who may be a little lost like me when I started.
>>
>> It's a PDF file format and can be seen accessing the link bellow.
>>
>> Link: http://goo.gl/GkAYO
>>
>> Any problems or mistakes please let me know.
>>
>> I really hope you enjoy.
>
> Link to the actual PDF itself? Google's viewer is the only PDF reader on the planet that actually manages to be worse than Adobe's reader.

Hi,

You can download the ORIGINAL PDF FILE clicking on "File" button (Top-Left) and then "Download Original" and save in your PC.

Matheus.
February 08, 2012
"MattCodr" <matheus_nab@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eesnpdwzqvxvoyhzurxq@dfeed.kimsufi.thecybershadow.net...
> On Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 16:38:53 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>> "MattCodr" <matheus_nab@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:nahgizjzffezfswqwpms@dfeed.kimsufi.thecybershadow.net...
>>> Hi guys,
>>>
>>> I decided to wrote a starting guide for newbies and newcomers with D Language. It's a really simple and basic introduction for those who may be a little lost like me when I started.
>>>
>>> It's a PDF file format and can be seen accessing the link bellow.
>>>
>>> Link: http://goo.gl/GkAYO
>>>
>>> Any problems or mistakes please let me know.
>>>
>>> I really hope you enjoy.
>>
>> Link to the actual PDF itself? Google's viewer is the only PDF reader on the planet that actually manages to be worse than Adobe's reader.
>
> Hi,
>
> You can download the ORIGINAL PDF FILE clicking on "File" button (Top-Left) and then "Download Original" and save in your PC.
>
> Matheus.

That relies on actually using Google's broken-ass "software", and getting the worthless thing to even work in the first place:

http://www.semitwist.com/download/img/shots/GoogleDocs.png

Yea, I could go jumping through all their moronic hoops, but what's wrong with *standard* links/URLs? I don't understand why Google insists on waging their war against normal sensible <a> links and everything intelligent, but there's no reason to encourage it.

Bottom line, Google has their heads firmly up their asses, and even if they didn't: it makes no sense to force people to use Google's *cough* "software" just to access a basic URL. I don't go forcing people to use FoxIt reader just to **access** PDFs I link to.


February 08, 2012
2012/2/8 Nick Sabalausky a@a.a

> That relies on actually using Google's broken-ass "software", and getting the worthless thing to even work in the first place:
>
> http://www.semitwist.com/download/img/shots/GoogleDocs.png
>
>
>
>

Oh!  You are getting that because your browser isn't supporting modern web features.  :)

It's wonderful that, in these days, your browser can be nearly anything -- a PDF-viewer, image-editor, music player, etc.  A browser is just like the Thneed in The Lorax (by Dr. Seuss) -- it can be anything that you need!


February 08, 2012
"Jimmy Cao" <jcao219@gmail.com> wrote in message news:mailman.137.1328735873.20196.digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com...
> 2012/2/8 Nick Sabalausky a@a.a
>
>> That relies on actually using Google's broken-ass "software", and getting the worthless thing to even work in the first place:
>>
>> http://www.semitwist.com/download/img/shots/GoogleDocs.png
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> Oh!  You are getting that because your browser isn't supporting modern web features.  :)
>

It supports <a> links, which Google apperently doesn't support. (Hell, they think they own the web and can define the web to be whatever the fuck they feel like.)

> It's disturbing that, in these days, your browser can be a crappy version
> of nearly anything -- a crappy PDF-viewer, a god-awful image-editor,
> a junk music player, etc.
>

Fixed ;)


February 08, 2012
On Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 15:32:42 UTC, MattCodr wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> I decided to wrote a starting guide for newbies and newcomers with D Language. It's a really simple and basic introduction for those who may be a little lost like me when I started.
>
> It's a PDF file format and can be seen accessing the link bellow.
>
> Link: http://goo.gl/GkAYO
>
> Any problems or mistakes please let me know.
>
> I really hope you enjoy.

Looks nice. Congratulations. And don't get discouraged by the off-topic talk about browsers. It's part of the fun on this News Group.

My suggestion is that you should specify that your guide is about tools an configuring those tools. Because just looking at the title "Starting Guide for Beginners", it gave me the impression that it was some tutorial about the language. Or do you plan to expand more the guide and include more info about D and/or Phobos?

Anyways, good luck.
February 08, 2012
On Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 22:26:15 UTC, Yao Gomez wrote:
> On Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 15:32:42 UTC, MattCodr wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I decided to wrote a starting guide for newbies and newcomers with D Language. It's a really simple and basic introduction for those who may be a little lost like me when I started.
>>
>> It's a PDF file format and can be seen accessing the link bellow.
>>
>> Link: http://goo.gl/GkAYO
>>
>> Any problems or mistakes please let me know.
>>
>> I really hope you enjoy.
>
> Looks nice. Congratulations. And don't get discouraged by the off-topic talk about browsers. It's part of the fun on this News Group.
>
> My suggestion is that you should specify that your guide is about tools an configuring those tools. Because just looking at the title "Starting Guide for Beginners", it gave me the impression that it was some tutorial about the language. Or do you plan to expand more the guide and include more info about D and/or Phobos?
>
> Anyways, good luck.

No problem about the OT.

Well I know, the guide is really mostly about tools and not the language itself, I was thinking about increment it with more things about D, which I'll do after I finish my game port to D.
February 08, 2012
Yao Gomez wrote:

> My suggestion is that you should specify that your guide is about tools an configuring those tools.

Looks like for the author (and many others) the IDE represents the language and the compiler is a tool for the IDE.

-manfred

February 08, 2012
On Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 23:01:56 UTC, Manfred Nowak wrote:
> Yao Gomez wrote:
>
>> My suggestion is that you should specify that your guide is about tools an configuring those tools.
>
> Looks like for the author (and many others) the IDE represents the language and the compiler is a tool for the IDE.
>
> -manfred

No way pal, IDE for me is just a tool, and I refer to a IDE constantly because I like the productivity that it provides when I need dealing with a huge project it's resources for example.

You can write a code inside a simple text editor without any resouces except OPEN & SAVE. But I really prefer using a text editor with syntax highlight instead.

Matheus.
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