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How to become a passionate programmer? [closed]

I want to know how to be a passionate programmer? What are the things that someone has to be focus to be a good programmer?
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Session Variables and Proper Implementation

Is there any other reason for using session variables besides keeping the values longer than the current request? For instance, is it advisable to use session data when storing information in a file ...
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Invert how to teach programming?

I was thinking about the responses to my thread on programming Program like a writer..? and most people agreed that you should have some structure and build from there instead of just typing away. New ...
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Why learn hexadecimal?

I've taken quite a few intro programming classes in my day, mostly just to get my feet wet in every different kind of programming I find. Not surprisingly, just about every class runs through the ...
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Writing Software [closed]

A couple of weeks I got my first Java assignment in my first career job and my partner and I are working through the requirements. I'm mostly shadowing him and learning (awesome!) and it's been great ...
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How to teach computer science? [closed]

I am just starting to teach computer science. It's just the basic level. I'm finding that I sometimes don't know how to approach topics in a way that lets students easily understand. I've found that ...
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How to make people new to programming stop asking me questions and distracting me?

I am at secondary school right now and I'm the only one in my class who is experienced with programming. Because of that, people are constantly distracting me while I'm writing code to ask me to solve ...
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After SICP? Interested in Web and Desktop programming

As a complete newbie, I am curious as to what I should undertake after finishing Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (along with the MIT course). I am primarily interested in building ...
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What are some good assignments for an introductory course, to reach today's students? [closed]

I periodically teach an introduction to programming course using Java. I want to give my students some exciting assignments that they can relate to or find interesting. At the very least, I want ...
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What's a nice explanation for pointers? [closed]

In your own studies (on your own, or for a class) did you have an "ah ha" moment when you finally, really understood pointers? Do you have an explanation you use for beginner programmers that seems ...