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Software and/(x)or Hardware Projects for Pre-School Kids [closed]

I offered to participate at my kid's pre-school for various activities (yes, I'm crazy like that), and one of them is to help them discover extra-curricular (big word for a pre-school, but by lack of ...
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2answers
376 views

Learning to program by immersion? [closed]

I've long realized that the best way to go about learning another (natural) language is by immersion - you can learn Spanish in a classroom, but you'll never be as fluent as someone living in Spain ...
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4answers
403 views

Topics that should be learned before graduating with a CS Degree [closed]

Feeling slightly underwhelmed with the content in my degree path of Computer Science at my University, I have been attempting to learn on my own. I am looking for direction into topics that will be ...
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2answers
607 views

Recommendations for teaching kids math concepts & skills for programming? [closed]

I've got two very bright kids who are showing interest in learning programming. Of course their primary goal is to develop video games. They have decided they want to be game developers when they ...
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5answers
246 views

Is it normal for a school to focus on specific programming languages and frameworks?

Next year I'm going to school to study IT. I went to some schools' open door days already and I was given much information. However, at one school I was told they primarily focus on the .NET ...
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7answers
17k views

Are certifications through O'Reilly worthwhile? [closed]

Other than being able to put "I know Python" on a resume, are the certifications from O'Reilly School of Technology (they are issued by the University of Illinois) any good for obtaining employment? ...
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8answers
7k views

Why Java as a First Language? [closed]

Why is Java so popular as a first language to teach beginners? To me it seems like a terrible choice: It's statically typed. Static typing isn't useful unless you care a lot about either ...
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5answers
484 views

Idea for a physics–computer science joint curriculum and textbook

I want to write (and have starting outlining) a physics textbook which assumes its reader is a competent computer programmer. Normal physics textbooks teach physical formulas and give problems that ...
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2k views

Are programming skills and computer knowledge taught at university sufficient for industry? [closed]

I am student currently attending my fourth year at a Swedish university and will, if all goes well, take my Master's degree in Computer Science in winter of 2011. It is a respectable university, at ...