Gob Shop, tshirts et vêtements ! A Very Quick Comparison of Popular Languages for Teaching Computer Programming This article has been translated into Serbo-Croatian here: Thanks to Jovana Milutinovich for creating this translation. In the CS department where I currently teach I recently got involved in a debate on which programming language should be used to teach beginners. Java and C are the most commonly used languages in the department, and for many subjects this is appropriate, but not (I believe) for absolute beginners. I believe Python is a much better choice for beginners, and to firm up my own position I performed the very brief, very unscientific test described below. The Test I wanted to look at what was involved in writing very simple programs in a (small) variety of languages. "Hello World" seemed a bit too trivial, so I decided on the relatively simple task of reading two numbers from the user, adding them together and printing out the result. Time to write: 15 seconds. Things to explain: Line numbers Variables INPUT PRINT RUN Java
16 Inspiring Examples of Retro and Vintage Elements in Web Design Sometimes it’s a texture, a type, a background image, a color scheme or even an icon. There are a lot of elements you can add to a web design to give it a retro or vintage feel. For this post, we’ve gathered a collection of sites that use this design style. So if you’re next project calls for a retro or vintage look, you should find plenty of inspiration here. Cyclemon Ready to Inspire Richard Photo Lab Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Beatbox Academy Dodge & Burn FortyOneTwenty The Prince Ink Co Knuckles Industries Sweez Atticus Pet Design Studios Oh my Deer! Lyudmil Shoshorov The Vintage Catering Company Roxanne Cook Adjust About the Author Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Related Posts shares Retro Inspiration Retro is a word that derives from the Latin prefix retro, meaning “backwards” or “in past times”. Read More 50 Retro and Vintage Web Designs to Inspire You
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. 1. Map by Google 2. Map via Wikimedia Commons 3. Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph) 4. Map by eatrio.net via Reddit Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. Map by Business Management EU 6. Map by The New York Times 7. Map by Teepr on Reddit 8. Map by ChartsBin.com 9. Map by Phoenix B 1of3 10. Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit
Rosetta Code - Rosetta Code Valnoir est le mustang enragé du graphisme français Depuis une douzaine d’années, Jean-Emmanuel Simoulin, dit « Valnoir », réalise des artworks pour Laibach, Ulver, Peste Noire, Watain et plein de groupes de black metal. Quand il n’est pas en train de dessiner des trucs morts, il imprime des affiches en sang humain ou tourne un clip en Corée du Nord. Il nous a parlé de tout ça dans son atelier parisien en buvant du mauvais rouge. Comment es-tu tombé dans le chaudron du metal ? Y’a un côté « clés en main » dans le metal, on te donne un code esthétique, une attitude, des fringues, dès que tu commences à écouter… C’est un ensemble ouais, et tu fais tout pour foncer tête baissée dans le cliché. Quand as-tu fondé ton studio, Metastazis ? Comment on se retrouve à bosser avec des groupes comme ceux dont tu as fait l’artwork ? Tu n’utilises pas que l'esthétique des régimes totalitaires, mais aussi plein d’autres références historiques. Pourquoi cet avertissement à l’entrée du site ? Ah ouais, bien avant que tu sois « établi » en fait.