Click here to Skip to main content
15,303,377 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon14-May-14 7:14
professionalB. Clay Shannon14-May-14 7:14 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Pete O'Hanlon14-May-14 7:23
mvaPete O'Hanlon14-May-14 7:23 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon14-May-14 7:39
professionalB. Clay Shannon14-May-14 7:39 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Richard Andrew x6414-May-14 8:00
professionalRichard Andrew x6414-May-14 8:00 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Fabio Franco15-May-14 2:48
professionalFabio Franco15-May-14 2:48 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
dan!sh 14-May-14 8:53
professional dan!sh 14-May-14 8:53 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon14-May-14 8:55
professionalB. Clay Shannon14-May-14 8:55 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
dan!sh 14-May-14 9:02
professional dan!sh 14-May-14 9:02 
I did. To me, it seems like an programming obsessed person shouting something.

Your statement: "you doubtless agree that at least many people should learn to code."
My response: no.

Your statement: "My opinion is that even people who have no desire to program for a living should learn the basics, just so that they understand the world around them better and expand their mental horizons"
My response: That is your opinion. No one cares. And who told you programming can lead to expansion of mental horizon?

Don't loose this one: " I have created an outline, or syllabus, for a programming course targeting those without any previous experience in or specific knowledge of programming. I have in mind a one-year course, presented to either grade school or high school students, but this course could actually be adapted for people in general, not necessarily just those in school."

Not true at all. Your "syllabus" is ridiculous. It tells about real World aspects after you have learnt technical aspect. Also, there are so many technologies in this World that one just cannot come up with Unified theory(yes, pun intended).

I do not disagree with few things there but I certainly do not agree to it in its entirety.

GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon14-May-14 9:12
professionalB. Clay Shannon14-May-14 9:12 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
dan!sh 14-May-14 9:36
professional dan!sh 14-May-14 9:36 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
C Grant Anderson15-May-14 4:22
professionalC Grant Anderson15-May-14 4:22 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
dan!sh 16-May-14 6:17
professional dan!sh 16-May-14 6:17 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Marco Bertschi14-May-14 9:59
professionalMarco Bertschi14-May-14 9:59 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Marc Clifton14-May-14 14:07
mvaMarc Clifton14-May-14 14:07 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon14-May-14 14:46
professionalB. Clay Shannon14-May-14 14:46 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Marc Clifton14-May-14 15:50
mvaMarc Clifton14-May-14 15:50 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon14-May-14 18:31
professionalB. Clay Shannon14-May-14 18:31 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Marc Clifton15-May-14 4:10
mvaMarc Clifton15-May-14 4:10 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
englebart15-May-14 1:54
professionalenglebart15-May-14 1:54 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon15-May-14 5:18
professionalB. Clay Shannon15-May-14 5:18 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
Kirk 1038982115-May-14 3:17
MemberKirk 1038982115-May-14 3:17 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon15-May-14 5:19
professionalB. Clay Shannon15-May-14 5:19 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon15-May-14 5:44
professionalB. Clay Shannon15-May-14 5:44 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
patbob15-May-14 5:58
Memberpatbob15-May-14 5:58 
GeneralRe: RFC on Introduction to Computer Programming Syllabus Pin
B. Clay Shannon15-May-14 6:02
professionalB. Clay Shannon15-May-14 6:02 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Straw Poll

On which operating systems are you writing code?
Let's see if things have changed since we last ran this. "writing code" meaning editing, building, and running the code on that OS.
  Results   746 votes