Linked by weildish on Fri 6th Feb 2009 03:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Lim Ding Wen, a fourth grader in Singapore, has taken up writing applications for Apple's all-popular iPhone, his latest of which is called "Doodle Kids," aptly named for its doodling or painting capabilities. He began his computer experience at the ripe age of two and has a good twenty programming projects under his belt. He is fluent in six programming languages. His father also writes iPhone apps, and they often compare statistics to see whose is more popular-- as it is, Lim's app has over 4,000 downloads. Do you think perhaps we could be calling him "King Ding" in thirty years when he's taken over the digital world?
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RE[2]: Ok
by ValiantSoul on Sun 8th Feb 2009 03:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Ok"
ValiantSoul
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2005-07-20

Aaaaaaaaaaanyway... what I want to know is: what languages?


According to http://virtualgs.larwe.com/Virtual_GS/Lim_Ding_Wen.html:
Ding Wen is an ActionScript and JavaScript programmer. He also understand Applesoft BASIC, GSoft BASIC, Complete Pascal, Orca/Pascal and a little Objective-C.


I too get a bit frustrated with people like this. I was writing C at 10, and I never received any praise for it until I got to uni and my classmates went to me for help when they didn't understand something. It's a different world today though... especially considering when I was 10 no one had heard of the internet

Edited 2009-02-08 03:56 UTC

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RE[3]: Ok
by zsejk on Mon 9th Feb 2009 15:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Ok"
zsejk Member since:
2009-01-20

Thanks for the info! My ancient crooked fingers were too lazy to look that up myself...

Now we can finally start the "scripting languages are not programming languages" flame war...

;)

-zsejk

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