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comment Getting coders to do code review
While a specific position may sound like a good idea it is not likely to be sustainable and you will miss out on many of the good effects of reviews. One person doing it all will become fatigued. And possibly the best gain from reviews is cross training and knowledge sharing between developers.
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answered Are design patterns independent of programming languages?
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comment Who can learn to program?
I agree with you in that we should be focusing on showing them what programming is all about and how it can change your thought process regardless of what you do afterwards. Good thoughts.
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comment Who can learn to program?
No kidding? It must be a localized thing then.
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comment Who can learn to program?
While the idea is great... two summers of guaranteed paid intership work is unfortunatly not realistic. Yes, there are paid internships but most grads are lucky to get one paid right now and often have to settle for unpaid. This may be different in other states. I think that you are right about them having more opertunities though. They can contribute to many more open-source projects then there were a few years back as well.
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comment Who can learn to program?
Yes, I completely agree that we need to be doing more to introduce CS at earlier ages then college. I know that most highschools offer one or two advanced computer classes that can get into a programming language but I don't think that is enough. I've often thought that if you could teach a simple, kid friendly language to 4th-6th graders you'd be capturing their interest at the right age. I first learned basic when I was 8 or 9 and, although it took me another 10 or so years to really get into it, that left me with a great memory of "programming".
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comment Does a web application have to live in a browser to be called a web application?
A cloud application huh, I guess I wasn't really thinking of it that way... even for a service that isn't in the "cloud"? I guess that line is getting pretty hazy for my too... the difference between offering a service on the web and offering a "cloud application". +1 though thanks.