[Novalug] Teaching Computers Science
jontaimanglo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 09:59:27 EDT 2007
I graduated about 5 years ago with a CS degree. It was the same way
at my school - it kept fluctuating between C,C++ and Java. This
worked well for the most part, being that the main focus was on OOP,
but remembering the ins and outs of all was a little hard at times.
But what was not included at the time (and I wish it was), was
scripting; be it shell, php, etc - had to learn that on my own.
Having such an array of available languages is both good and bad -
good in that she'll get a good range of whats out there and bad b/c
more-than-likely it will only be a light dusting of the language.
And maybe she'll be like me when she's done - a programmer who now
does comms for a living.
On 9/26/07, Dan Arico <dan_arico at aricosystems.com> wrote:
> My daughter is thinking about doing a computer science major in college.
> been looking over a lot of schools and I'm noticing a certain lack of
> consistency in the way it's taught.
> Some schools have CS as a separate major, while others include it under math
> or engineering. A few courses appear to be consistent from school to school,
> but the programming languages vary wildly.
> I've found several schools that use Visual Basic. Others use Pascal. Most
> include C/C++. A few include assembler, but most do not. I've even found one
> that teaches COBOL.
> Anyone have some thoughts about what ought to be included?
> Dan Arico
> One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
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