Aug 032017
 

By Joel Lee at MakeUseOf.com…

Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn more about programming, especially once you’ve grown past the newbie stage and feel stuck on how else you’re supposed to improve. And not only are they insightful, but you can do other stuff while listening!

Source: 15 Top-Notch Podcasts for Programmers & Software Developers

 Posted by at 7:56 am
Mar 302017
 

By Joe Coburn at MakeUseOf.com…

Whether you realize it or not, the vast majority of programs you have used make use of pointers in some way. Maybe you have experienced a NullPointerException at some point. As a programmer, code you write will more than likely use pointers, even if you have not implemented them yourself.

Source: An Introduction to Pointers for Programmers

 Posted by at 8:37 am
Jan 232017
 

By Moe Long at MakeUseOf.com…

ASP? PHP? What are all of the options to choose from when someone wants to code a browser/web based application? Why should certain languages be chosen over others in any given scenario? This article will provide a checklist of questions the programmer should ask in order to choose which language to use.Since the inception of the internet, web programming remained a popular and in-demand skill. With a web-driven society, programming for the web continues its upward trend. Sites such as Udemy and as well as on-line and on-site bootcamps make learning web programming easy and accessible. Moreover, programming teaches many excellent general life habits.

Source: How to Choose the Right Web Programming Language to Use

 Posted by at 2:28 pm
Nov 172016
 

By Vivek Gite at nixCraft…

Bash (Bourne-Again SHell) is a Linux and Unix-like system shell or command language interpreter. It is a default shell on many operating systems including Linux and Apple MacOS X. Shell scripts are a fundamental part of the Unix programming environment. If you have always used a graphic user interface like KDE or Gnome or MS-Windows or Apple OS X, you are likely to find bash shell confusing. If you spend some time with the bash shell prompt and it will be difficult for you to go back.

Source: How to Learn bash shell and scripting – The best tutorials for bash beginners

 Posted by at 7:02 am
Jul 162014
 

Here is a good reference for aspiring and professional programmers.  By Joel Lee at MakeUseOf.com…

If you want to succeed as a programmer, you need to immerse yourself in the programming culture. This is more true if you’re still a pupil. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to absorb that you’ll never come out on top if you participate from a distance. Fortunately, blogs are a readily accessible medium keep you in the loop.

via 7 Blogs You Should Really Read If You Are A Student Programmer.

 Posted by at 7:36 am
May 212013
 

To help out I’ve been asked to teach a COBOL programming class in the fall.  I have not committed to teaching the class yet but here is an interesting post by Scot Nielsen at MicroFocus.com…

What is the first thing which springs to mind when you think of COBOL? Did you know that 200 times more transactions are processed daily by COBOL business applications than there are Google and You Tube searches made? COBOL is not about to drop dead – it still dominates the business language world. Here are our top ten reasons for learning COBOL.

via Top 10 Reasons to Learn COBOL | Micro Focus Blog.

 Posted by at 11:34 am