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How can I make an in-house user group successful? [closed]

I would like to launch an in-house user group/forum for the developers in my company, but I'm not sure how to get started. We have several teams of developers spanning many technologies and levels of ...
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Learning Django by example [closed]

When I first started learning Android, I found a fantastic series of YouTube videos by Marakana that stepped through building a Twitter clone. It walked me through all the steps and thus explained to ...
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research papers vs books [closed]

For studying advanced topics, what's the better and nearer to complete approach? Can books cover what's in research papers, journals or those ACM transactions, or Springer's LNCS? Or reading research ...
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655 views

Platform to Learn/Experiment with Web Programming [closed]

I am looking to teach myself some web programming, but I am not sure how I can experiment with an actual website. Are there sites that host platforms for these purposes?
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6answers
888 views

Is there a canonical resource on R programming? [closed]

Considering I have no programming background, Is there a resource out there that's the de-facto standard for describing best practices, design methodologies, and other helpful information on R ...
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Resources on learning to program in machine code? [closed]

I'm a student, fresh into programming and loving it, from Java to C++ and down to C. I moved backwards to the barebones and thought to go further down to Assembly. But, to my surprise, a lot of ...
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How to organize programming exercise [closed]

Due to my bad performance on past job interviews, I decided to perform daily programming exercises out of my work. Currently, I am concentrating on algorithms, design patterns, and unit testing in ...
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1answer
866 views

What are the essential Clojure libraries to learn beyond the basics of “core” [closed]

I am teaching myself Clojure. I've started using Leiningen, I'm working on Clojure Koans, plan to do LabREPL next, and will have a look at Noir. My question is: what are the essential "must know" ...
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How should I go about learning new technologies? [closed]

In a career of software engineer, you need to learn new technologies very often and always in less time due to deadlines. So just need to know how programmers should go about learning the technologies ...
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1answer
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What (free) on-line conferences or video sites about tech stuff do you know? [closed]

Instead of TV, I prefer to watch (free) on-line conferences or videos. As a software developer, my favorites are: InfoQ MSDN Channel 9 Google TechTalks LinkedIn TechTalks TED Business Of Software ...
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Reading source code to learn [closed]

As you develop as a programmer, software developer, or coder, IMHO, you begin to see different (best or worst) practices, different algorithms, and "more than one way to do it". Seeing this code can ...
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5answers
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Would refusing to use a PHP framework be a bad idea? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do I need to use a framework? I feel fairly competent at creating a number of applications in PHP and thus far have not seen the need to use one of the popular ...
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How do you learn to effectively use more than one framework [closed]

Someday, my leader told me that don't reinvent the wheels, use framework built-in classes. (with a serious mood) when I implement some algorithm has been supported by .NET fx. And seriously, I didn't ...
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4answers
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Recommend Stanford Online Database Class? [closed]

I am taking the Stanford Online Machine Learning class which is outstanding. http://ml-class.org Is anyone taking the Stanford Online Database class: http://www.db-class.org? Does it seem useful if ...
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10answers
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Why would I learn C++11, having known C and C++? [closed]

I am a programmer in C and C++, although I don't stick to either language and write a mixture of the two. Sometimes having code in classes, possibly with operator overloading, or templates and the oh ...
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1answer
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Is “PHP and MySQL Web Development, 4th ed.” an outdated book to learn from? [closed]

I want to get into web stuff, and thought of going with PHP+MySQL. I have experience in C#, C++, desktop graphics, but no web stuff besides HTML, CSS which I started learning 2 months ago. On SO ...
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3answers
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On the path to Enlightenment: Scheme, Common Lisp, Clojure? [closed]

A lot of people smarter than me keep writing about when you learn Lisp it makes you a better programmer because you "get it". Maybe all I hear about Lisp(s) changing your life is just a big practical ...
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8answers
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Learn a language bottom-up or top-down? [closed]

When starting the first project in a new language, you have basically two approaches to learning. Either you do a quick Google search, pull together the most popular frameworks and libraries and work ...
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5answers
259 views

What skills to add for an older CS grad living in rural area? [closed]

The answers to this question might be different than the generic, "I graduated. Duh, now what should I do?" Living in an area with a low population presents limited opportunities compared to those ...
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2k views

Will Python developers find it easier to learn C (and vice versa)? [duplicate]

Since Python was written in the C programming language, does it mean that if I know C I will learn and master Python faster than it would take me to learn it without prior knowledge of C? Or will ...
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4answers
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I'm so jealous of middle-aged developers. Are we unlucky? [closed]

First of all, I couldn't decide the right words for title after reading How old is "too old"? question. I still can't decide with old, middle-aged, expert or professional. As you know, ...
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1answer
669 views

How should I go about learning PHP given a background in C#.NET? [closed]

I have developed a few websites and applications using C#, and lately I've been developing a website in ASP.NET MVC. To be honest, this has pissed me off somewhat as it has me feeling like I have zero ...
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How to learn C in two days (if I already know C++)? [closed]

I've been programming in C++ for a few years, and I've done a school project or two in C (as well as several other languages). However, I don't know C very well at all. I have a programming ...
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3answers
617 views

Which is most important to learn OOP first or to learn the OOP language you want to learn? [closed]

I face a problem nowadays, I have a really good book that explain OOP but it uses a language which I do not want to learn which is Java because my goal is to learn C#. And I don't know if I should ...
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16answers
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How to convince a teammate, who sees oneself as senior, to learn SVN conceptual basics? [closed]

To start with some background, I took up a new developer position this summer and ended up being the newest member on the team, yet with most experience under the belt. So far I have managed to push ...
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7answers
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Involuntarily becoming a programmer: how to do it right? [closed]

My background is electrical engineering, DSP to be more precise. The company I currently work for does a lot of diverse projects, mostly building analog hardware. Being somewhat closer to computers ...
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1answer
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How much do i need to learn in order to get an entry level asp.net job? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If you develop with ASP.NET, which other technologies do you use? I'm currently learning C#, but I've noticed that there is a lot of demand for ASP.NET developers. I ...
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5answers
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How to learn microcontroller programming? [closed]

I am interested in learning how to program microcontrollers. It seems to be quite interesting, but I don't know, where to start. I am particularly interested in: What platform is worth learning? Are ...
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18answers
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How do you learn Regular Expressions? [closed]

I'm not asking where to learn. I've found lots of good resources online, and books etc. But how the heck do I tackle them. Where is the start of it, the end? When does the regexp processor advance on ...
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21answers
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Is it true that once you learn one language most of the rest come easy? [closed]

I was told by someone that I should start with Python and then, once I'm fluent in Python, the rest of the languages will be learned quickly. Is there any truth to this?
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1answer
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Io (Language) IDE/Compiler [closed]

Can you recommend a free compiler/IDE for writing some simple Io programs? I want to learn the language at home in my spare time.
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7answers
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As a teen, how can I find “friends” for programming [closed]

I'm a teen who has been programming for about 3 years, I can do some basic Software and so, but I feel I can't do all by myself. What can I do to find people interested in Programming ? None of my ...
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What programming problems are best solved by using pointers? [closed]

Well, I basically understand how to use pointers, but not how best to use them in order to do better programming. What are good projects or problems to resolve involving the use of pointers so I can ...
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2answers
290 views

Web Developers not learning “traditional” techniques? [closed]

I ran across this question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7373066/webpage-source-code-incomplete-hidden-code Without trying to infer too much or start a side-discussion of the sort that SO ...
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9answers
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Could spending time on Programmers.SE or Stack Overflow be substitute of good programming books for a non-beginner? [closed]

Could spending time (and actively participating) on Programmers.SE and Stack Overflow help me improve my programming skills any close to what spending time on reading a book like Code Complete 2 ...
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Which is best programming style to start learning to programm POP or OOP? [closed]

If somebody has to start learning to program, where should he/she start? Should he start to write procedure-oriented programs or jump to OOP?
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9answers
11k views

Most efficient way to learn java if you already know how to code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? I've been coding for close to 25 years now in basic, (C64 & Amiga), (Object) pascal, C, LPC ...
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9answers
792 views

How have you got chances to learn multiple languages? [closed]

I read A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?, and I found out that I don't know languages in number 2, 3 of first answer. I want to learn more languages to increase my ...
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Watermarking an image with the text given as input [closed]

I want to create a simple web app where I can drag an image in, and watermark the corner with the given text. Where should I start for something like this? I have knowledge in Java and Ruby.
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284 views

Is it better to develop apps using a platform specific technology or web technologies? [closed]

I happened to read an interesting article the other day that talked about building mobile applications using Javascript and HTML5. One interesting point they brought out was how this approach worked ...
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5answers
448 views

Learning potentially unrelated materials on company's dime, is it acceptable? [closed]

I am facing a similar problem as the OP of this question where my environment is good, but I feel like my learning is stagnating and I don't have the ability/resources to change positions/quit my job ...
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3answers
9k views

How can I practice implementing data structures and algorithms? [duplicate]

I just finished learning the basics on data structures and algorithms using Python and C, completing some of the exercises from the book I read. I feel that it is necessary to implement some of these ...
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6answers
7k views

practical way to learn C? [closed]

I want to dig into C and normally when I want to learn a new language I think of a simple/attainable project goal that has some practical purpose (make use of an api, automate a task, etc...) I'm ...
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1answer
624 views

What is a good intro to cloud-computing architecture? [closed]

Awhile ago I tried reading about Google App Engine, from its site and from the Wikipedia article. What I realized was that not only did I not understand what it did, I didn't even know what problem it ...
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6answers
2k views

How do you learn a language's standard framework/API/functionality? [closed]

I understand how to code. I know how to get around the basics of the languages I use regularly. I know how to write slightly-above-basic regular expressions, I can talk to databases, I can accept ...
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6answers
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How risky is it to use Coffeescript without knowing Javascript? [closed]

I'm a reasonably experienced programmer trying to learn web developement. I'm trying to develop a client-side web application which uses svg or canvas for graphics. I've decided I'd like to write ...
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5answers
11k views

Is there a canonical book on x86 assembly? [closed]

There are lots of books on assembly. However, they usually deal with ISAs about which I don't care, such as MIPS or ARM. I don't deal with these architectures; there's no reason for me to try to learn ...
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3answers
2k views

Is the “Objects First” approach a good idea? [closed]

Do you think programming novices should learn objects from day 1, as seen in the book "Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ" by David Barnes? Or do you think this is a bad ...
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Creating a New Scripting Language For the Learning Experience? [closed]

Is creating a scripting language for my own personal learning experience worth it? The reason I ask is that there are so many programming languages available already, I know mine will never have any ...
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4answers
2k views

Given C++ '11 Was Approved, Does This Change How A C++ Beginner Learns The Language? [closed]

I've wanted to learn C++ for awhile and took AP Computer Programming in High School (back when it was C++ and not Java). I enjoy C and just haven't found the time to learn C++ or I'll just fall back ...