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A program to verify ability to read text and understand it [closed]

My little sister still does not read very well - but she keeps playing on computer quite often and she asks me for every little thing she could read herself. It's not that I didn't want to help her, ...
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Research on common problems that people have when learning programming? [closed]

Is there any research into the most common mistakes or conceptual errors that people with no previous exposure to computer programming make when attempting to learn or being taught programming? This ...
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How to present code in academic work?

Actually, I'm writing my undergrad thesis, that consists in analysing the BitTorrent algorithm and see its application on Transmission client as an example of implementation. Reading through its ...
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Is handwriting out code an efficient way to learn a programming language? [closed]

In my C++ intro class last semester, all of our tests were paper/pencil and we had to write out code with a pen or pencil in order to answer questions. It seemed counterintuitive at the time, but also ...
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How does one sandbox a web application [closed]

This question is related to a final year computer science project. I am currently thinking about developing a basic interactive tutorial website that would allow the user to interact and receive real ...
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How Do I Determine the Value of a Technical book?

I'm interested in finding more books like The Pragmatic Programmer. Rather than the run of the mill, technology-specific books that are out of date by the time they go to press. Can you provide advice ...
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How can I save my university's Computer Science & Engineering department? [closed]

I'm currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, and we're having a bit of a problem right now... The state recently passed a budget plan that cuts funding for ...
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Books or websites containing easy programming problems? [closed]

I have seen (and have) books with programming problems perhaps targetted at bright college students who have finished (or mostly finished) a programming class, or even graduates studying for job ...