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GeneralRe: Montreal College Responds to Story About Student Expulsion For Finding Vulnerability PinprotectorAspDotNetDev23-Jan-13 7:01 
GeneralRe: Montreal College Responds to Story About Student Expulsion For Finding Vulnerability PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing23-Jan-13 9:35 
GeneralRe: Montreal College Responds to Story About Student Expulsion For Finding Vulnerability Pinmemberlewax0023-Jan-13 10:27 
NewsBuilding the Bing apps for Windows 8 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:12 
NewsSolving FizzBuzz by having the compiler output the solution as error messages PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:12 
NewsWhen is "ACID" ACID? Rarely. PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:12 
NewsEnfield: a programming language designed for pedagogy PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:11 
GeneralRe: Enfield: a programming language designed for pedagogy PinmemberPIEBALDconsult22-Jan-13 13:43 
In my opinion, a multi-paradigm language isn't a good beginner language.
 
Programming languages evolved in a particular order and I believe they (or their paradigms Dead | X| ) should be learned in that order. Not specifically start with COBOL or Fortran, but a language like that -- see what you can and can't do easily with it. Then learn the next paradigm/language and see how it improves on the other.
 
I remember first learning BASIC in high school -- at one point we were assigned a task that was tedious with what we'd been taught so far, then we were shown arrays! And were told to redo what we had previously done and it was so much easier! The same thing happened with Pascal -- records! And then Data Structures! And then OOP!
 
I think it's wrong to start out having to learn OOP before you know the fundamentals.
 

You give a kid a hammer, not a nail gun.
GeneralRe: Enfield: a programming language designed for pedagogy PinmemberLloyd Atkinson23-Jan-13 14:22 
GeneralRe: Enfield: a programming language designed for pedagogy PinmemberPIEBALDconsult23-Jan-13 15:25 
NewsProgrammer Interrupted PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:10 
GeneralLiving in the Age of Interruptions Pinmemberkmoorevs23-Jan-13 5:41 
GeneralRe: Living in the Age of Interruptions PinprotectorAspDotNetDev23-Jan-13 6:43 
GeneralRe: Living in the Age of Interruptions PinmemberDan Neely24-Jan-13 3:05 
GeneralRe: Living in the Age of Interruptions Pinmemberkmoorevs24-Jan-13 4:25 
GeneralRe: Living in the Age of Interruptions PinmemberDan Neely24-Jan-13 4:49 
NewsA close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 11:52 
GeneralRe: A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates Pinmemberlewax0022-Jan-13 12:27 
JokeRe: A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates PinprotectorAspDotNetDev22-Jan-13 12:31 
GeneralRe: A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates PinmemberDan Neely24-Jan-13 3:06 
GeneralRe: A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing24-Jan-13 3:13 
NewsLinux's Not UNIX PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 11:51 
NewsSoftRAM in 95 - Memory Optimizer in 2013 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 11:51 
NewsIE8 and XP to cause 'perfect storm' in 2013 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 11:50 
NewsHands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 11:50 

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