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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.
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).
Peter McAsh

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

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    Infographic comparing humans to computers.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Doug Peterson

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

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    History of Computing - Microsoft vs Apple
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

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.
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.
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!
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/
Peter Beens

Building a PC? You Need This Chart - 2 views

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    If you've ever built your own PC, you know it can be a rewarding and cost-saving experience. But unless you're really fluent in pin counts and socket shapes, remembering which pieces go where requires a lot of Googling.
    Reddit user Proteon shared a fantastic image that itemizes all the ports, connectors, sockets, cards, slots and cables you'll need to identify when piecing your baby together. The valuable resource quickly reached the front page of /r/pics, and Redditor zeug666 pointed out in the comments that the poster was created by deviantART user Sonic840. There's a larger and more up-to-date version on his profile which we present to you here.
Peter McAsh

CPSR - The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics - 2 views

shared by Peter McAsh on 08 Nov 11 - Cached
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    It's interesting you bookmarked this today. I was just looking at an assignment page from my old website that I'm going to transfer to my new site, and that ethics page is one of the references! http://www.beens.org/misc_assign/computerEthics.htm
Doug Peterson

8 Breakthrough Innovations in Tech - 2 views

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    For the Tech Innovators Series, supported by Lenovo, Mashable uncovered eight groundbreaking innovations that are changing the landscape of business.

    From Google to Powermat, businesses large and small are embracing these innovations to rise head and shoulders above the competition. These companies have recognized areas in their own industries that can be improved with tech, and are reaping the benefits of their own bold thinking.
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