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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn V

V is a statically typed compiled programming language designed for building maintainable software. It’s similar to Go and its design has also been influenced by Oberon, Rust, Swift, Kotlin, and Python.

It compiles itself in less than one second with zero library dependencies.

V is written by Alexander Medvednikov.

Features of V:

  • Simplicity: the language can be learned in less than an hour.
  • Fast compilation: ≈80k loc/s with a Clang backend, ≈1 million loc/s with x64 and tcc backends (Intel i5-7500, SSD, no optimization).
  • Easy to develop: V compiles itself in less than a second.
  • Performance: as fast as C (V’s main backend compiles to human readable C).
  • Safety: no null, no globals, no undefined behavior, immutability by default.
  • C to V translation.
  • Hot code reloading.
  • Innovative memory management.
  • Cross-platform UI library.
  • Built-in graphics library.
  • Easy cross compilation.
  • REPL.
  • Built-in ORM.
  • Built-in web framework.
  • C and JavaScript backends.

1. Learn V in Y minutes by The V Programming Language Community

This is a series of short examples designed to demonstrate the syntax, data types, and conventions of the programming language V.

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2. Building a 150 KB web blog in V with 0 dependencies by Alexander Medvednikov

This guide reaches the reader how to build a simple web blog in V.

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3. V by Example by Don Alfons Nisnoni, Ivo-Balbaert, Sven Patrick Meier, Swastik Baranwal, and Vitor Oliveira

V by Example is a direct introduction to V by using annotated program examples.

While a lot of the material is outdated, there’s still useful information here.

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4. An introduction to V by Simon Knott

The author offers a helpful introduction into V.

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