Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming
Agreed. Are kids not smart enough now to start off with Java/C#/C/C++ for that matter?
IMO, learning the more diffficult languages first will make learning less complex languages much easier, rather then the other way around.
There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet
Why would he want to explain this shit to people?
Ambiguity is a much safer route.
Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service
My only friends are my co-workers!
How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads
Why does Windows keep this antiquated process around?
That's a great question. The only thing I can think of is someone making money off of having the crapware bundled together to offset the cost of offering their product as a free download.
Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay
An article from Dice.com. On a site owned by Dice.com.
How about that.
According to a Dice job search, there are not ASN.1 jobs out there. Learning ASN.1 will not
secure you a good gig in a specific industry.
So is it really worth taking the time to learn a new, little-used language for anything other than the thrills?
Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009
It's much faster for longer words. But for all of the shorter words with 3 letters, it's almost impossible to get them right every time.
US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking
That's why they threatened any movie theaters who were planning on showing "The Interview"
Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia
And teachers always say not to use Wikipedia for research. "Wikipedia is the devil!"
When used correctly Wikipedia is a valuable resource.
Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility
I went back to my old iPhone temporarily, but when I switched back to my android I wasn't getting some people's text messages. Thanks to this post, I know why!
Went online to deregister my phone number and problem solved. It is a bummer to think how many text messages are now lost floating in cyber space.
Satellites Spot Hidden Villages In Amazon
You're totally right! What have I been doing with my life! These computer things are just a fad, should have went to school to learn how to make flying cars.
Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?
Internet service would cost 80 a month to add where she lives
Uhh what? Normally where I'm at paying over $50/month for internet means you're getting ripped off.
Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay
Exactly, at least with Credit/Debit cards you can report your card lost/stolen and almost instantly your described issue would have been resolved.
I can see a merchant having fine print saying something like "Use of CurrentC consents automatic withdraws for XYZ service at $9.99 monthly".
Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills
The last thing young people in school need is more information. In seconds someone can lookup almost any information they will ever need on the interwebs.
Students need to learn how to analayze and make sense of all the information they have been given. What do people do once they work in the "real world"? Certainly not memorize everything they need to do their jobs. Lookup information, narrow it down to what you need to accomplish a task, and solve the problem.
That's what schools should teach.
Detritus From Cancer Cells May Infect Healthy Cells
"Yeah! Science Bitch!"
Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads
which they keep with the band-aids and aspirin
*which they keep wth the band-aids and aleve©
Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?
I definitely agree with you that
the vast majority of programming jobs require the ability to code, and no further domain specific knowledge
However, the theory of Computer Science and the history of it is still important to teach an aspiring programmer/computer scientist (still don't even know what that really means.) I think that the CS curriculum needs to teach more practical applications of things, including pure programming, but also necessary skills like using a version control system. Or how to download and install packages on different platform or using continuous integration servers/databases and other commonly used technologies. Learning the theory of SQL databases from 50 years ago is certainly not as helpful as learning how to set up and actually run a local database.
More practical/hands on work, less theory and reading text books.