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Doug Peterson

From Sand to Processor or How a CPU is made - Intel - 4 views

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    From Sand to Processor or How a CPU is made
    It is hard to believe, but a modern processor is the most complex finished product in the world. Here comes a question: What is so complex in this piece of metal?
Doug Peterson

Can you crack it? - 4 views

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    Can you crack this code?
Peter McAsh

Errata Security: JavaScript is a real programming language - 4 views

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    Show students this if they complain that JavaScript isn't a real programming language.
Peter Beens

Learn Python - Free Interactive Python Tutorial - 3 views

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    Welcome to learnpython.org's interactive Python tutorial. Whether you are an experienced programmer or not, this website is intended for everyone who wishes to learn the Python programming language.
    Just click on the chapter you wish to begin from, and follow the instructions. Good luck!
Peter Beens

EasyGui - 3 views

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    "EasyGUI is a module for very simple, very easy GUI programming in the Python programming language."
Peter Beens

Student Tutorials (Java) - 3 views

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    All the tutorials listed here are written in Java™. You can find many other useful tutorials on developerWorks.
Doug Peterson

history-of-computing-full.png (650×10124) - 3 views

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    History of Computing - Microsoft vs Apple
Doug Peterson

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts | Co.Design: busine... - 3 views

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    LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CODING BY LOSING YOURSELF IN THESE SIMPLE-BUT-DEVILISH PUZZLES.
Peter McAsh

How To Identify A Programmer's Personality By Just Watching His Keyboard Moves (Comic) ... - 3 views

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    Just for fun!
Peter McAsh

I am a programmer | jacquesmattheij.com - 3 views

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    Personal blog post about "programmer" versus the other terms used - software engineer, etc.
Peter McAsh

Humans vs. Computers Infographic - How smart is your Laptop? - Direct2Dell - Direct2Del... - 3 views

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    Infographic comparing humans to computers.
Doug Peterson

IBM rolls out free cloud software development tool - 3 views

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    IBM this week announced a cloud-based collaborative software development tool that's being offered free to students now for academic use only but is expected to become a commercial service at some point in the future.
Doug Peterson

EVERY THING U NEED TO START UP ON HACKING!!! Must read - 3 views

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    EVERY THING U NEED TO START UP ON HACKING!!! Must read
Doug Peterson

The "Invent with Python" Blog - Nobody Wants to Learn How to Program - 3 views

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    I frequently see a problem when people (especially techies) try to teach programming to someone (especially non-techies). Many programming tutorials begin with basic programming principles: variables, loops, data types. This is both an obvious way to teach programming and almost certainly a wrong way to teach programming. It's wrong because nobody wants to learn how to program
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    Good find, Doug. His book is excellent: http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/
Doug Peterson

Can We Fix Computer Science Education in America? | Techland | TIME.com - 3 views

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    Can We Fix Computer Science Education in America?
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    Doug, thank you for the link to the article. I just spent a few days in Boston with CS Educators at the App Inventor Summit and the issues discussed in this article now make more sense to me.

    The CS Principles project (csprinciples.org) looks like a huge step in the right direction. It "could" become the foundation of introductory CS courses in high school (AP) and in post-secondary. They have run 2 years of pilot courses and it looks promising. The next generation AP exam will likely be language agnostic - designs will likely be expressed in pseudocode and the course really engages with students (not just programming).
Doug Peterson

Internet Observatory - 3 views

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    Internet Observatory is a free service that monitors global traffic 24 hours a day in several regions of the world. Unlike ipoque's Internet studies that have been a reliable source for Internet traffic statistics ever since they were first published in 2006, Internet Observatory is not jus a snapshot of Internet traffic patterns during a certain time period. It is traffic statistics in real-time. But see yourself.
Doug Peterson

Another reason you should learn to code: Python for Excel - Tech News and Analysis - 3 views

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    Anyone who has used Microsoft Excel since 1993 has likely dabbled at least once with VBA, or Visual Basic for Applications, scripting: That's the year Excel 5.0 arrived with VBA support. The feature allows users to create automated tasks and functions in the spreadsheet application, extending the software's potential.
Peter Beens

How are students learning programming in a post-Basic world? - Computerworld - 2 views

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    For years, the lingua franca for desktop computers was the Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a.k.a. Basic. Essentially every PC had it, and just about anyone could learn to program with it, even in a rudimentary way.

    Those days are gone
Doug Peterson

10000 things all ICS students should do before graduating | Tagide - 2 views

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    So I thought I'd compile a list of 1010 10000 things I believe all ICS students should have done (by  themselves) by the time they get their diplomas. With luck, students have come across some of these in courses. Most likely, that won't happen, so students need to make time for extra-curricular activities.
Doug Peterson

Five Uses For A USB Stick You Didn't Know About - 2 views

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    "We've all used USB sticks to transport files between computers and back up our files, but there are other cool things you can do with a USB stick. You can use one to lock and unlock your computer - just like in the movies. You can also use a USB flash drive to quickly connect to a wireless network on all your PCs, increase your computer's performance, or even run a web server - directly from the USB stick itself."
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