Introduction: Sandeep Athiyarath

Benton, Kevin kevin.benton at
Wed Apr 9 19:55:56 UTC 2008


While you're learning, get a copy of The Pragmatic Programmer
(Hunt/Thomas) and read it a little each day.  It'll help you learn the
ins and outs of programming in general, not just the technical how-to.
One of the keys to being a "professional" programmer is knowing more
than the syntax of a language and how to make things work.  A lot of
software engineering is about applying good style and technique to a
problem.  After reading The Pragmatic Programmer, I would go right to
Test Driven Development (Beck).  After that, you will likely have found
a number of your own resources to go look at.  There are plenty of
best-practices books out there.

No matter what language you start your learning in, focus on learning
how to do things in an object-oriented style more than doing things in a
serial style.  Even if you never intend to write code in it, I strongly
suggest learning Java because it teaches you to think in an
object-oriented way.

Good luck and welcome to the Bugzilla development community. :-)


developers-owner at wrote:
> Hi,
> I am Sandeep from Bangalore,India
> I am a freelancer in open souce domain. Basically I do open souce
> implementation at customer places and living with fees
> earning from that.I have more than eight years of  experiance  in
> network and system Administration, Out of which
> 5 years in Linux. As I am more inclined to linux flavours I
> started my
> own 3member consultancy as
> <> [fcoos
> -flying concepts
> on open source].Also from my earnings I contribute 5% of the
> fees to the
> open source project software  I use.
> Even though I have a good systems and network administration
> background,
> in programming I am still in the
> beginners level.I  am learning Perl and template toolkit with the
> Bugzilla. I know shell scripting a bit and some PHP. I have done a
> replicated bugzilla Implementation , migrated
> some old versions to the stable versions of Bugzilla. I hope
> I would be
> able to contribute and enjoy the work with Bugzilla team.As I
> am fairly
> new in the programming,some
> guidance will definitely help me out.
> Thanks
> Sandeep
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