Coding Academy



  • I think this article has some merits…

    http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/23/coding-academies-are-nonsense/

    Put succinctly, coding is writing text files in foreign languages containing instructions suitable for an absolute idiot to follow.



  • So what is the proper FreeBSD form?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indent_style



  • @Phishfry:

    I think this article has some merits…

    http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/23/coding-academies-are-nonsense/

    Put succinctly, coding is writing text files in foreign languages containing instructions suitable for an absolute idiot to follow.

    Generally speaking, yes. The most important thing is to have a brain and use it to think.

    For standard interactive-style browser-based… app development targeted at the screen of a laptop/tablet/smartphone then I expect that I should be just a drag-and-drop build-your-app thing. In fact I am surprised it is still so complex. Really most apps just have a combination of standard interface elements, text and graphics that let you interact with and add to back-end content. There should just be GUI-based tools that build those for you. Why are we still writing any PHP/HTML?

    But someone has to build and maintain the operating systems, app-builder code, firmware for new hardware nobody has thought of just yet... I don't think any of that is going away in a rush.

    Learning new languages and methods can be done by just playing on a GitHub project that uses some new language, and reading the online doc. But it is very useful to have a resource somewhere (book by someone who really knows how the new language fits together) to get you up and running, show you "best practice", introduce you to the library functions that are available, useful, important and so on. Otherwise you fluff about for ages and write code for things where there is already a function available.


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