30 March 2012
30 March 2012

To Serve Man?

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Since the announcement of Windows 8 and its ‘Metro’ interface, the .NET community has wondered if the skills they’ve spent so long developing might be swept aside,in favour of HTML5 and JavaScript. Mercifully, that only seems to be true of SilverLight (as Simon Cooper points out), but it did leave me thinking how easy it … Read more
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20 January 2012
20 January 2012

Educational Programming

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At last, we’ve woken up to the worrying fact that there just aren’t enough good programmers to go around. Instead of aiming to get a generation of students interested in building their own software, education has instead been compelled by successive governments to focus on word processing, presentation graphics, and stultifying vocational work geared to … Read more
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