Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:49 UTC
General Development "For three years [my] son Ben, and I have engaged in a quixotic but determined quest: We've searched for a simple and straightforward way to get the introductory programming language BASIC to run on either my Mac or my PC. Why on Earth would we want to do that, in an era of glossy animation-rendering engines, game-design ogres and sophisticated avatar worlds? Because if you want to give young students a grounding in how computers actually work, there's still nothing better than a little experience at line-by-line programming." Looking beyond the immediate fear-inducing acronym BASIC, this article delves deeply into what it means to simply be in control--via a basic understanding of under the hood--of your own computer, and how our whiz-bang world of technology today is failing to bestow this understanding on this generation of would-be hackers.
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RE: shell scripting
by Carrot007 on Mon 21st Jun 2010 21:58 UTC in reply to "shell scripting"
Carrot007
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2008-02-04

I think you hit the nail on the head there.

I think people program in "language" these days.

Real programmers can program in any language given the manual and a few hours.

Yes even Lisp/Forth etc.

They are all just tools to get things done, if you cannot adapt to a new syntax you aint a programmer.

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