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Reading for computer science fundamentals

I work in the software industry and I studied CS in undergrad, but I feel I either didn't get the best education in CS fundamentals or I wasn't paying attention (or both). Most of my knowledge of CS is fairly practical. Now I want to spend a few hours a week re-learning CS core subject matter to deepen my understanding. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Apr 26, 2015 - 8 answers

How do you help people have an epiphany about difficult concepts?

How do you describe the basic concepts of a difficult subject you know a lot about that makes it "click" for a beginner? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 11, 2013 - 18 answers

Trying to find a resource for an adult who wants to beef up their computer skills

Browser say what? Trying to find some learning material (online or books) for a 35 yo adult. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Sep 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Coding Practice

Programming Filter: I'm applying for software jobs, but I don't want to forget what I know. How should I practice to keep my skills sharp? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Oct 21, 2010 - 22 answers

There's got to be something on the internet that's not confusing

Typing games and mouse learning games for grown-ups? Where to find these? How to make these? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Feb 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Best ideas for computer training at a non-profit?

I'm looking for ideas on how best to implement computer training for a 70-person non-profit. [more inside]
posted by playmobil on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

What do I teach my kids instead of line number BASIC?

What's the modern day equivalent of old school "line number" BASIC as a tool for young children to play and learn with? [more inside]
posted by majick on Feb 21, 2009 - 42 answers

Computer Science and Foreign Languages, what is the best mix?

I am trying to make a preliminary (or maybe final) decision on what foreign language I should study with respect to a computer science major after transferring to the University of Michigan. Any pointers??? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Oct 24, 2008 - 24 answers

Learning to program help?

Help me advance my computer education! [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Python or Ruby for learning to program?

Python or Ruby? Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by djgh on Aug 31, 2006 - 45 answers

I want to be a coder!

I want to learn to code. I used to be a good coder - in 6502 assembler and VAX Fortran in 1988. I know nothing of the architecture of modern computers (OOP? kernal? shell? how one set of code on work on Linux and Windows). I guess I should learn C++ - what's a good resource (book I guess) for learning, writing apps compiling etc on my Win XP machine, and finally getting jobs?
posted by Pericles on Jan 29, 2005 - 20 answers

Chess strategy tutorial software?

I want to learn to play chess. Anybody know of a good computer program to help me learn? More inside. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on May 14, 2004 - 10 answers

Programming languages for beginners

Near absolute beginner looking for a programming language with a small learning curve to make basic utilities/apps for my personal enjoyment. I've taken a few programming courses in HS and so am familiar with *basic* concepts but am pretty much ignorant other than that. I've googled but choosing a language/environment is incredibly daunting with the diversity out there.

-Must be able to make Windows GUI apps.
-Must be able to use sockets easily. I plan on making both client and server apps in the future.
-Must be able to manipulate files easily.
-Must be able to easily utilize common file formats like jpg, gif, wav, and mp3.
-Would like to compile programs into stand alone EXEs though the inclusion of a runtime DLL would be okay.
-Would love to be able to use DirectX audio plugins in my programs someday but definitely not a requirement.
-Online tutorials and resources geared towards the beginner level would be a huge plus.

Again the emphasis is on ease of use and a low learning curve. What am I looking at here? Visual Basic? Some obscure derivative like Euphoria? [more inside]
posted by yangwar on Apr 9, 2004 - 28 answers

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