BrainPOP | Ada Lovelace

March 21, 2010

BrainPOP | Ada Lovelace. A short flash “film” about Ada Lovelace.


Google’s Python Class

March 19, 2010

Googles Python Class – Googles Python Class – Google Code

“..a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. The class includes written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding.”

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Coding Smart: People vs. Tools

March 19, 2010

Coding Smart: People vs. Tools – ACM Queue.

“…For example, a new IDE that reduces compile/debug/edit turnaround is optimizing the wrong problem. Programmers whose time is dominated by the compile/debug/edit cycle are using inefficient work practices—they need to use practices that reduce the number of defects before they reach the compiler. By the time you reach the debugger, the battle for productivity may have already been lost.”  A truly excellent article that includes very good suggestions for Effective Work Practices. Even if you don’t read the whole article, I hope you will read the Using Effective Work Practices section.

via John Rodriquez, COP2800 student.


Finding a programmer that can program.

March 11, 2010

Finding a programmer that can program.. “…how do you find a programmer that can actually program?Easy! Find one that has programs he can show you! I would never hire a programmer that cant show me code. There must be something wrong with him, because programmers write programs.” A good article that gives you some pointers on how to stand out among many job applicants.

via Prof. Eric Meyer


The Future of Java Revisited

March 10, 2010

Dr. Dobb’s | The Future of Java Revisited | March 5, 2010In this article I re-examine Java’s future in light of what we know about the Oracle acquisition.” A good article providing both an overview of the major Java technologies and their possible future following the the purchase of Sun by Oracle.

via Dr. Dobbs


The Best Jobs In America

March 9, 2010

The Best Jobs In America. Notice how many IT/Programming Jobs there are!


The Secret Origin of Windows

March 9, 2010

The Secret Origin of Windows. An interesting of the early history of the Windows OS. via Slashdot