5 Ways You can Learn Programming Faster Learning to program isn't something you can do in an afternoon, but it doesn't have to be a life's work, either. There are lots of things you can do to make it easier on yourself when you are learning to program. You already know about The 5 Most Common Problems New Programmers Face--And How You Can Solve Them. Now, discover how to get the most out of your learning. One common theme across many of these tips is: don't go too fast; get it right before moving on. When I was teaching C, there were always a few students who came into the class knowing a bit about programming. At the same time, you must not stop making progress--you can go too slow as well as too fast. 1. Reading is usually about the words on the page, but learning to program is about code. If you want to see what sample code looks like, you can read this site's introductory programming tutorial. 2. If you haven't already, get a compiler like Code::Blocks set up. Then compile it and run it. Then change it. 3. 4. 5.
Project Euler "The Best of edw519" is now free. Reverse Happy Birthday! - edw519 The Best of edw519 A Hacker News Top Contributor by Ed Weissman Copyright 2011 by Ed Weissman. All rights reserved. Foreword Who am I? Chapter 1 - Advice to Young Programmers 1. Chapter 2 - Education 21. Chapter 3 - Careers 31. Chapter 4 - Work Habits 49. Chapter 5 - The Programmer's Lifestyle 87. Chapter 6 - Philosophy 119. Chapter 7 - Building Stuff 158. Chapter 8 - Software Business 187. Chapter 9 - Enterprise Life 210. Chapter 10 - Selling 232. Chapter 11 - Just for Fun 245. Who am I? My name is Ed Weissman and I've been programming professionally for 32 years. I've done work for many companies, both enterprises and small/medium businesses. I started out on IBM mainframes, moved to mini-computers, then to PCs, and finally to web-based technologies. I've started three businesses, two with partners and one alone, selling both services and products. I've worked with hundreds of people on over a thousand projects and encountered over a million lines of code. I never get too technical. (Thanks, Mom.) 1. 2.
How to Build a Computer" Have you ever thought about building your own computer? Actually buying a motherboard and a case along with all the supporting components and assembling the whole thing yourself? Here are three reasons why you might want to consider taking the plunge: You'll be able to create a custom machine that exactly matches your needs.It will be much easier to upgrade your machine in the future because you'll understand it completely.You may be able to save some money. And, if you've never done it before, you'll definitely learn a lot about computers. In this article, we'll take you through the entire process of building a computer. The first step in building a computer is deciding what type of machine you want to build. Let's imagine that you want to build a powerful video-editing computer. Quad-core CPUs (either Intel or AMD)At least 8GB of high-speed RAMFour (or more) SATA hard drivesFireWire connections (possibly in both the front and back of the case)USB 3.0 ports
Learn C# Programming Tutorial Lesson 1 - Your First Program Requirements To be able to do this tutorial you will need to have a good understanding of how to use a computer. You will also need to either get Microsoft Visual Studio.Net or download the free C# compiler from Microsoft's website. Writing the code You have 2 choices when you write a C# program and they are to use the Visual Studio IDE to write your code or to use notepad. using System; The above code makes it easier for us to use certain commands in C#. class First Now we have to create the Main function. public static void Main() The public keyword means that the function is accessible by anything. static means that the function must stay in memory. void is the return type. Console.WriteLine("Hello"); A comment is something that is used to make a program easier to understand and is ignored and does not affect the way a program runs. /* This program writes the word Hello on the screen */ // class declaration // Main function. // Print Hello Compiling and running csc First.cs
The 5 Best Websites To Learn Python Programming Over the past decade, the Python programming language has exploded in popularity amongst programmers in all areas of coding. From web developers to video game designers to in-house tool creators, many people have fallen in love with the language. Why? Because it’s easy to learn, easy to use, and very powerful. If you’re looking to pick up Python, you’re in luck. #1 – How To Think Like A Computer Scientist The most notable aspect of this web Python tutorial series is that not only does it teach you how to use the Python programming language, but it teaches you how to think like programmers think. Keep in mind, however, that learning how to think like a computer scientist will require a complete shift in your mental paradigm. #2 – Dive Into Python The Dive Into Python web tutorial series is awesome for those that want to learn python who have little or no experience with programming. There is one drawback to this website: it may try to dive in too quickly. #3 – The Official Python Tutorial
RechargeIT.org RechargeIT was launched in 2007 as an effort within Google.org to demonstrate plug-in electric vehicle (EV) technology and accelerate its adoption. With several new EV’s now available in the marketplace, we’ve retired the RechargeIT initiative. In fact, we’ve updated our EV infrastructure to include more than 30 of the newest plug-in vehicles as part of our employee car sharing service, Gfleet. We’ve started with the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf and we’ll be adding new models as they become available. We’ve also been busy creating the largest corporate EV charging infrastructure in the country, with over 200 chargers currently in place, with the goal of electrifying 5% of our parking spaces at our Mountain View headquarters. When we launched RechargeIT in 2007, there were no commercially available plug-in hybrid EV’s available in the market. The RechargeIT Demonstration Fleet During charging, the system monitored and recorded the AC charge power. The driving experiment
productivity - (Why) Should I learn a new programming language Garage Computer Mod - Custom Shop PC Mike Allen's Workshop is an orderly, well-maintained place. Located a few miles from the New Jersey shoreline, the compact garage of PM's senior automotive editor has high shelves stacked with meticulously organized, plainly labeled plastic bins of tools and welding equipment. Occasionally, however, the air in the shop is toxic. Mike is a mechanic and metalworker, and his grinding, routing and drilling sends plumes of metal particulate into the air. This is not so great for the lungs, but positively deadly for electronic equipment. That's a problem, because a workshop these days needs to be computerized. But Mike was tired of his laptops burning out every few months. It's one challenge to keep the computer cool—it's quite another to make it look cool, so I proposed that we build the machine into a Craftsman rolling tool cart. The shop PC was a difficult beast to build, but we think the concept has legs. Some Assembly Required 1. 2. 3. 4. Keeping It Cool
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