View Full Version : what language I should learn

November 13th, 2007, 03:36 AM
Dear all,
I hope I will get some clues that I can use it for further search.
Sometimes I have CD from a congress when inserted into cd rom, it will open a window that then can browse the content. Say, the CD containing some pdf files from a congress.
I wonder what language I should learn in order to be able to make such thing. I have a lots of paper collection that I want to put them into some cds/dvds that will autorun for further browsing.
Thanks for giving me some clues.

November 13th, 2007, 10:06 AM
See https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2006-September/094298.html for some clues.

According to what is said there, you are probably looking for a simple bash script that will start your gui file manager (nautilus, thunar, etc.)

Nautilus (and probably the other file managers) can be launched to a specific location by:

nautilus <location>

Without the <> of course.

Note that I have not done this myself, so I cannot vouch for how well it works/doesn't work. You may want to use a cd-rw for the testing, as it may take you quite a few tries to get it right.

Good luck!

November 13th, 2007, 10:53 AM
Note that even if you don't plan now do make your CD work on a windows platform you may want to do it in the future, so add a little autorun.inf on it... It's simple and avoid further complications ;)

November 15th, 2007, 05:16 PM
learn JAPANESE ! :lolflag:

sorry :)

Application: C/C++ then you can move on to other languages such as Python and Perl
I personally hate perl with the passion, for my own personal reasons/views nevertheless I did take the time to learn it since it's kind of a given since I'm in the web industry.

AND if you have a LOT of time to spare, and you've mastered one of the higher level languages like Python and/or C/C++, learn Assembly very neat and useful language for just about anything.
(Not require for everyday programming or most line of work in the industry unless you want to develop kernels for operating systems :))

Edit: sorry I shouldn't say master, but have a good grasp on one of the higher languages

Web: HTML>CSS>Javascript and/or VbScript>PHP>SQL
(Seeing as you're on the ubuntu forum, you probably want to steer clear of ASP and all of it's "family members" and even if you are on win...BLOWS, still stay away from ASP :) venture into the land of Microsoft programming languages at your own risk.)

C/C++: http://www.cppreference.com/
HTML,CSS,javascript: http://www.w3schools.com/
PHP: http://php.net/
SQL: (assuming you learn php, you can find mysql code on php.net as well to use within php) otherwise go to the respective language reference guide website for the syntax they use.

November 15th, 2007, 07:00 PM
That is not what the OP asked about, and wouldn't help.