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NewsUsing SimCity to diagnose my home town's traffic problem PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Feb-13 11:38 
GeneralRe: Using SimCity to diagnose my home town's traffic problem Pinmemberdevvvy19-Feb-13 17:32 
NewsBoxen PinmemberKent Sharkey19-Feb-13 8:30 
GeneralRe: Boxen Pinmemberlewax0019-Feb-13 9:47 
NewsOnly *you* can save Python (in the UK/EU) PinmemberKent Sharkey18-Feb-13 12:26 
GeneralRe: Only *you* can save Python (in the UK/EU) PinmemberPIEBALDconsult18-Feb-13 15:20 
NewsHttpClient now available for WinPhone PinmemberKent Sharkey18-Feb-13 11:56 
NewsTeaching Real-World Programming PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 11:31 
In most programming classes, students write programs in a single language (e.g., Java, Python) and its standard library; they might use a well-documented third-party library for, say, graphics. Students fill in skeleton code templates provided by instructors or, at most, write a few chunks of code "from scratch." Specifications and interfaces are clearly defined, and assignments are graded using automated test suites to verify conformance to specs. What I just described is necessary for introducing beginners to basic programming and software engineering concepts. But it bears little resemblance to the sorts of programming that these students must later do in the real world.
What secrets of programming did they forget to teach you in school?
GeneralRe: Teaching Real-World Programming PinmemberPaul Conrad18-Feb-13 14:11 
GeneralRe: Teaching Real-World Programming PinmemberDan Neely19-Feb-13 2:49 
JokeRe: Teaching Real-World Programming Pinmemberryanb3119-Feb-13 2:56 
JokeRe: Teaching Real-World Programming Pinmemberryanb3119-Feb-13 2:57 
GeneralRe: Teaching Real-World Programming Pinmemberdybs19-Feb-13 13:42 
NewsSeven dirty secrets of data visualisation PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 11:31 
JokeRe: Seven dirty secrets of data visualisation Pinmemberryanb3119-Feb-13 2:58 
NewsForth Warrior, a Programming Game PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 11:31 
NewsDuke Nukem 3D Code Review PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 11:30 
NewsLearn Git Branching, an Interactive Tutorial PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 11:29 
NewsHDCP is dead. Long live HDCP. A peek into the curious world of HDMI copy protection PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 10:45 
NewsRunning x86 apps on Windows RT devices PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 10:45 
GeneralRe: Running x86 apps on Windows RT devices Pinmemberdusty_dex23-Feb-13 13:22 
NewsIn High-Tech Japan, the Fax Machines Roll On PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 10:45 
NewsWhat You Need to Know About NFC PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 10:44 
NewsWhy the Web Hasn't Birthed a Prettier Craigslist? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey18-Feb-13 10:44 
NewsPetition to Unbundle Ask Bar from Java [modified] PinmemberKent Sharkey18-Feb-13 8:59 

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