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Mar
6
comment Is LISP still useful in today's world? Which version is most used?
Practical Common Lisp: gigamonkeys.com/book
Mar
6
comment Is LISP still useful in today's world? Which version is most used?
MIT's Scheme/Lisp course: ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/…
Mar
6
answered Java and what to do with it
Mar
2
comment Convince developer to use IDE
It's also entirely possible that the employer has unrealistic expectations for John, and that his performance is well within reason.
Mar
2
comment Would you recommend Head First Programming for someone new?
I don't like the Head First books because I find all of the "cutesy" stuff distracting. Have your brother look at this...ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/…
Feb
28
comment I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
@Matt Bettinson - Most experienced programmers don't want to be forced to learn a new languade to accomplish a task in a language they already know. This is the reason I suggested Qt, but you can use any language that supports the features you need. For GUI apps, other widget kits you can use are wxWidgets, GTK+, and Tk, which are supported by many different languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, C/C++, etc.). Even Qt has bindings to other than C++: qt.nokia.com/products/programming-language-support.
Feb
27
comment I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
Thanks guys. I edited my answer to be a bit more helpful.
Feb
27
revised I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
edited body; added 192 characters in body
Feb
27
answered I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
Feb
24
comment New grad with my first programming job lined up: What is the advice you wish you had at this stage?
Listen here, Now that ain't working, that's the way you do it, You play the guitar on the M.T.V...
Feb
19
comment Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
@Mason Wheeler - Nope, I agree with you, and have nothing against Delphi except the price. A lot of "rockstar developers" wouldn't agree with you, though. So... just some light-hearted humor on my part.
Feb
18
comment Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
Ummm, did you just admit to using Delphi? :-) Here's my freeware pick... softintegration.com/products/chstandard
Feb
18
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Feb
18
comment 25 years old and considering a career change…possible? practical?
ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science
Feb
18
comment Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
Can you say what the freeware tool is? Just curious.
Feb
9
comment I'm 15 and I really want to study Computer Science at University, any advice?
Yeah, there's a lot out there. Berkeley also has some. The OpenCourseWare Consortium maintains a list of schools with courses available.
Feb
7
answered I'm 15 and I really want to study Computer Science at University, any advice?
Feb
2
comment Python vs. Java for embedded wireless module
I think your best choice is to choose the hardware that meets your needs, then choose a programming language for it. Java or Python may not even be options at that point.
Feb
2
comment Learning to be a good developer: what parts can you skip over?
@Andrew M - ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science
Jan
30
comment How long would it take to learn Python?
@Josh - A lot of tutorials and quick intro books are really only teaching how to use the syntax of a language, with very simple examples used. The MIT courses are the courses being taught to enrolled MIT students, and IMO, that gives the them just a wee bit of street cred. As for SO... StackOverflow, a site for asking code-related programming questions.