Tag: free

Eight free online courses

Eight free online courses

silhouette of people with free marquee letters

The good news is that they are free; the bad news that are listed in a web page of 700 free courses. Still you might find something else that you are interested in!

If you search for C followed by a space (Ctrl+f in your browser on the web page) then there are only 35 hits, which means only 5% of the reading. There’s also a C++ for C programmers course in there as well.

Very useful free resource website

Very useful free resource website

Metal
Texture Image by Eric Matyas.

Games need graphics, sound FX and music and Eric Matyas has an excellent website SoundImage.org. that provides them free.

It’s not just about sounds (apparently there are over 1,000 original sounds and music created by Eric) that you are allowed to use completely free in your games so long as you give him attribution but textures too. That’s a real bargain.

The texture shown was originally a 2048 x 2048 pixel graphic that I reduced in size for here. It came from, and there are a lot of other seamless metal textures on this page.

As I haven’t got a page setup for free resources, for now I’m adding this to the tips page.

Free Programming Books

Free Programming Books

Guide to Scintifc Computing in C++The publisher Springer has made a whole raft of their books available as free downloads and this should last until the end of July. This includes a Guide to Scientific Programming in C++  and Systems Programming in Unix/Linux.

There’s also books on networking, cryptography and more.

Alternatively, if you fancy learning x86-64 Assembly Language Programming with Ubuntu then knock yourself out.  I used to write a lot of assembler (6502 and z80) a very long time ago. It’s a lot easier these days with debuggers.