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2014-07-07 14:30:35     Bret Victor, beast of burden

http://worrydream.com/#!/LearnableProgramming

[ From frame: http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/ ]

Because my work was cited as an inspiration for the Khan...
Programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill. ...
People understand what they can see. If a programmer ...
Thus, the goals of a programming system should be:
... turn it into som

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2013-10-20 08:44:29     Turbo Pascal

http://www.teamten.com/lawrence/projects/turbo_pasc.../demo/

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2013-09-05 11:27:31     Teaching Programming the Way It Works Outside the Classroom | August 2013 | Communications of the ACM

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2013/8/166303-teac.../fulltext

Regardless of setting, here are the typical steps my col...
Forage: Find existing snippets of code to build my p ...
Tinker: Play with these pieces of existing code to a ...
Weld: Try to attach ("weld") pieces of existing code ...
... repeat

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2012-08-06 11:57:54     BBC News - Programmers sought for tropical hackathon

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19018930#TWEET179660

Wanted: 12 programmers to live on a remote tropical isla... to do nothing but write code.

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2012-07-25 09:51:51     I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens - Harvard Business Review

http://blogs.hbr.org/.../i_wont_hire_people_who_use_poo.html

In the same vein, programmers who pay attention to how t... written language also tend to pay a lot more attention t... You see, at its core, code is prose. Great programmers a... code monkeys; according to Stanford programming legend D...
And just li

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2012-05-03 12:58:32     Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/real.programmers.html

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal
[ A letter to the editor of Datamation, volume 29 number ...
The story of Mel is a related article. ]
Back in the good old days-- the "Golden Era" of computer ...

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2012-04-13 23:45:04     In the Future, We'll All Program Our Own Robots | Innovationnewsdaily.com

http://www.innovationnewsdaily.com/...ll-program-robots.html

A future filled with smarter devices and robots means a ... programming. As people's devices get more complex, they'... things that are now mostly the domain of professional co... They might need to program in behaviors for personal rob...
Now, severa

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2012-04-05 13:52:11     Functional Javascript

http://osteele.com/sources/javascript/functional/

Functional is a library for functional programming in Ja... defines the standard higher-order functions such as map,... foldl), and select (aka filter). It also defines functio... rcurry, and partial for partial function application; an... and until f

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2012-03-13 23:47:09     Mayhem: Microsoft’s open-source app for controlling just about anything - GeekWire

http://www.geekwire.com/...osofts-opensource-app-controlling

Mayhem is a Windows-based application lets people set a ...
Receive an email reminder to winterize your house wh ...
Add an auto-save feature to a program that doesn’t ...
Pause a video automatically when you leave the room.
Automatical

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2012-03-13 19:50:57     OCaml for the Masses - ACM Queue

http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2038036

It is tempting to conclude from this record that functio... have what it takes. They may make sense for certain limi... and contain useful concepts to be imported into other la... imperative and object-oriented languages are simply bett...
Tempting as

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2012-01-27 09:17:52     One Div Zero: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

http://james-iry.blogspot.com/...plete-and-mostly-wrong.html

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Program...
1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruc ...
1842 - Ada Lovelace writes the first program. She is ham ...
1936 - Alan Turing invents every programming language th ...
1936 - Alon

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2011-12-04 13:51:29     Programming should take pride of place in our schools | Technology | The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...al-curriculum-john-naughton?...

Programming should take pride of place in our schools
If we don't change the way ICT is thought about and taug ...
reddit this
John Naughton
... owerPoint presentations will look like Dead Sea scrolls.

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2011-11-22 13:05:28     Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey relationship

http://arstechnica.com/...show-predatorprey-relationship.ars

Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey...
By John Timmer | Published about 17 hours ago
You'll frequently hear references to a "software ecosyst ...
The team went back to 1993 and compiled statistics on ev ...
... PNAS, 2011. DOI: 10.10

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2011-11-16 08:51:16     Microsoft’s Code Space project combines Kinect, touchscreens for awesome meetings | VentureBeat

http://venturebeat.com/2011/.../microsoft-code-space-kinect/

Microsoft Research is at it again: The wily folks who cr...
Dubbed Code Space, the project allows groups to collabor ...
While still a very early concept, Code Space shows the p ...
Why the need for so many input devices, when a simple wh ...
The project

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2011-10-22 16:08:31     List of Algorithms

http://www.scriptol.com/programming/list-algorithms.php#C...

A complete list of all major algorithms (300), in any do... to provide a ready to run program for each one, or a des... algorithm. Programming languages include Java, JavaScrip... either in direct form or generated from a Scriptol source.

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2011-08-23 10:58:32     Page 1 The programming secrets today's coders have forgotten - ComputerworldUK.com

http://www.computerworlduk.com/...coders-have-forgotten/?...

Today's coders may know how to whip up a PHP script or a... create a mobile app for both the iPhone and Android, and... car's GPS (which has been done, it turns out). But there... predecessors knew that today's programmers don't.

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2011-02-08 10:06:55     Gist - GitHub

https://gist.github.com/

Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with o... are git repositories, so they are automatically versione... usable as a git repository.

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