Short Version: I am seeking some tutoring on Visual Studio C++ in making edits on a specific pre-written application.
I have been a software developer of one type or another for over 30 years. I’ve worked in the old basic from TRS-80 or Commodore, to Visual Basic; from MS-SQL to Power Shell; and even some DOS batch, VB Script, and Java script; and even learned (and totally forgotten) Pascal, JCL and C++.
It’s been 25 years since I took classes in college on C++, and have not touched it since (never did like it’s lack of string handling, or the way it stored the length of a string as part of the actual data of the string – given how easy strings were to deal with in Basic).
Now, I find I need to make modifications to a C++ application, and while I can conceptually express what the changes are, I find my weakness of the language specifics involving static strings vs. dynamic, pointers, and string arrays is holding me back.
Therefore, I am seeking some 1-on-1 time with someone who knows C++, and can tutor me in making the changes I need to a specific application I have to update.
This is being paid for out of my pocket, but I also understand that I am looking for more skill then someone who aspires to work the 7-11 night shift (ie: Please be kind to a fellow maker’s budget).
Anyone interested in a few hours of tutoring/assistance? Evenings this week or weekend are fine, and my guess is this is for only a few hours. I understand the development aspects, but some of the object aspects, data types, and meanings of things like &variable versus variable still elude me.
Without knowing what I don’t know here, it is hard to say duration, but I really doubt this is for more then an evening or two. My ‘vaporware’ plan was to do a shared skype desktop and a phone call as I show details on what I am trying to do, and seek help in learning how, and fixing the application in question.
If interested in this gig, please let me know your rates and availability over the next few days via a private message.