Daniel McCarthy

Dragon Zap Instructor



Many Satisfied Students



About Me

Daniel McCarthy is a seasoned software engineer, boasting an impressive career spanning over 14 years in the industry. Holding a Master's Degree in Advanced Computer Science from Cardiff Metropolitan University, his broad spectrum of experience encompasses everything from web development to complex compiler and interpreter development. Daniel has honed his skills in bootloader and kernel development. In testament to his proficiency in the field, he has designed two proprietary programming languages: Craft, a general-purpose language, and Marble, a web-focused language akin to PHP. Moreover, he has successfully developed compilers for the C programming language. A testament to his versatility, Daniel demonstrates proficiency in an extensive list of programming languages that includes C, C++, Java, x86 Assembly language, PIC assembly, SQL, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and of course, his own creations, Craft and Marble. His professional portfolio also includes the development of Linux kernel modules, a task he has executed with proficiency in a professional context. Currently, Daniel is channeling his wealth of experience and expertise into the education sector, with the aim of nurturing the next generation of professional software engineers.


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Great explanation of complicated topics.

I'm just now returning to this course after several months, so the review is of my impression without having completed the full course. In summary, WOW! Daniel is easily one of the best online instructors I have learned from. Clarity of lessons, pace of instruction and his availability to respond to questions is nearly unparalleled. And, all of that is combined with a topic (creating a C compiler) which is probably only available here. Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning what a compiler does.

It would be of great value if the course had some theoretical background on compilers.

It was a short but great introduction to assembly. Would definitely help for further learning

A wonderful course that goes very in depth. I've been looking for a course like this, and this was exactly what I needed.

A deep detailed dive into writing a C compiler. It was quite a thrill when we got to the stage that my compiler could generate real, working assembly code. I got a good understanding of how the concepts from C map to assembler and how to get there.

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