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NewsAnatomy of a tech news "leak" PinstaffTerrence Dorsey23-Jan-13 15:16 
NewsThe End of an Era: Intel's Desktop Motherboard Business to Ramp Down PinstaffTerrence Dorsey23-Jan-13 15:15 
NewsMP3 files written as DNA with storage density of 2.2 petabytes per gram PinstaffTerrence Dorsey23-Jan-13 15:15 
GeneralGot a GoPro? - What do all those modes mean! PinmentorDaveAuld23-Jan-13 9:31 
NewsMontreal College Responds to Story About Student Expulsion For Finding Vulnerability PinprotectorAspDotNetDev23-Jan-13 7:39 
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GeneralRe: Montreal College Responds to Story About Student Expulsion For Finding Vulnerability Pinmemberlewax0023-Jan-13 11:27 
NewsBuilding the Bing apps for Windows 8 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 13:12 
NewsSolving FizzBuzz by having the compiler output the solution as error messages PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 13:12 
NewsWhen is "ACID" ACID? Rarely. PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 13:12 
NewsEnfield: a programming language designed for pedagogy PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 13:11 
GeneralRe: Enfield: a programming language designed for pedagogy PinmemberPIEBALDconsult22-Jan-13 14:43 
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.
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NewsProgrammer Interrupted PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 13:10 
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GeneralRe: Living in the Age of Interruptions PinmemberDan Neely24-Jan-13 4:05 
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GeneralRe: Living in the Age of Interruptions PinmemberDan Neely24-Jan-13 5:49 
NewsA close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:52 
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NewsLinux's Not UNIX PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:51 
NewsSoftRAM in 95 - Memory Optimizer in 2013 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:51 
NewsIE8 and XP to cause 'perfect storm' in 2013 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:50 
NewsHands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro PinstaffTerrence Dorsey22-Jan-13 12:50 
NewsFunction Pointer Basics in C++ PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 13:12 
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NewsSnoop – Firebug for WPF applications PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 13:12 
NewsGetting Too Cute with C# Yield Return PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 13:11 
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NewsC and C++ Aren’t Future Proof PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 13:11 
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NewsWhen Haskell Is Not faster than C PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 13:10 
NewsMasterminds of Programming PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 11:46 
NewsIf Carpenters Were Hired Like Programmers PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 11:45 
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NewsHow to kill Java dead, dead, dead PinstaffTerrence Dorsey21-Jan-13 11:45 
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