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Apr
11

Programming Praxis | A collection of etudes, updated weekly, for the education and enjoyment of the savvy programmer

[ I continue working at home. It’s no fun, and less productive than working in my office, but I’m coping. There remains much emergency work to be done related to moving all of our students online. I hope everyone is doing well during this time. ]

A student recently asked for help on a beginning-programmer forum to write a Scheme program that finds the nth item in a linked list, mimicking the list-ref built-in function. He posted his code, which was awful; I won’t repost it here. Instead of engaging him, I sent a private email suggesting that he consult either his professor or his teaching assistant, as his posted code showed several misconceptions about Scheme. He wrote back, saying he was sure there was only one thing wrong with his code and I could easily point it out. I didn’t respond, as there was far more than one thing

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Apr
9

Computer Programmer Salary | PayScale

The average salary for a Computer Programmer is $62,978.

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What Do Computer Programmers Do?

Computer Programmer Tasks

  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
  • Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program
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Mar
30

Programming Facts – I am Programmer

Programming fun facts
Programming fun facts

Here are some very interesting programming facts about computer field and programming languages. Share with your friends for more fun. Let’s see the top 10 coding facts!

Interesting facts about Programming

  • The first computer programmer was a female, named Ada Lovelace.
  • The first game was created in 1961. Fun facts are that it didn’t earn any money.
  • The first virus was created in 1983.
  • The first computer “bug” was identified in1947 as a dead moth.
  • The first computer was actually a loom called the Jacquard loom, an automated, mechanical loom, which didn’t use any electricity.
  • The first high-level (very close to real English that we use to communicate) programming language was FORTRAN. invented in 1954 by IBM’s John Backus.
  • Computer programming is one of the fastest growing occupations currently.
  • The language name C because it succeeds another language called B.
  • Java was called as Oak from
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Mar
30

6 Ways to Become a Programmer

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To become a programmer, you’ll need to take courses in related fields, like logic, math, and programming languages. It’s also important to get familiar with the different kinds of programming and decide which one suits your skills and interests best. For example, maybe you want to be a web programmer, or possibly desktop applications are more up your alley. Once you decide what kind of programmer you’d like to be, focus on learning the core concepts and programming languages

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