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Pick the Right Language

Pick the Right Language
Adron Hall is the lead developer of cloud solutions at New Relic. During the course of every coding project, a software developer must make dozens of decisions. Sometimes this involves solving a problem unique to a particular domain space or a particular architectural issue. Other times it’s about which language is best for a job. Too often, languages are applied to a problem space where another language would be better. Financial Sector The financial sector benefits from a number of languages. Another key need in the financial sector is languages that benefit from object-oriented paradigms with strong architectural patterns backed by a lot of guidance from the organizations around the languages. Top Languages: Scala, Java, and C# Agency, Media, Advertising, and Design With the overall design processes needed in creative work, languages that can prototype fast are in high demand. Top Languages: Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Java, and Objective-C Enterprise Applications and Operational Software

Codecademy - Code in Python Codecademy, a website that teaches users how to code through free, interactive tutorials, is launching its first Python courses Monday. Codecademy's website already offers a few hundred exercises in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, Zach Sims, Codecademy's 22-year-old co-founder, tells me. Together, 100 million tutorials have been completed by millions of users. Six track courses are being launched for Python on Monday. Codecademy is asking users to submit additional Python exercises for other users to learn from. PHP 5 Tutorial st - A place for geeks to share what they've done, who they did it with and connect with great companies

Why Learn to Code I think it is inevitable that we’ll ALL HAVE learn a little code whether we want to or not, if only to be competitive in the evergrowing digital marketing space. I have found that every job that I’ve performed I’ve had to know basic code in order to offer employers and clients the best possible service. It seems that that may be the norm sooner rather than later. I am feeling like I may need to venture into this field a little bit more. Please Include Attribution to With This Graphic Like this: Like Loading... Anise Smith has a Masters Degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University.

Syntactic sugar For example, many programming languages provide special syntax for referencing and updating array elements. Abstractly, an array reference is simply a procedure of two arguments: an array and a subscript vector, which could be expressed as get_array(Array, vector(i,j)). Instead, many languages provide special syntax like Array[i,j] . Similarly an array element update is abstractly something like set_array(Array, vector(i,j), value), but many languages provide syntax like Array[i,j] := value. Language processors, including compilers, static analyzers, and the like, often expand sugared constructs into more fundamental constructs before processing, a process sometimes called "desugaring". Origins[edit] The term syntactic sugar was coined by Peter J. Notable examples[edit] Criticism[edit] Some programmers feel that these syntax usability features are either unimportant or outright frivolous. Derivative terms[edit] Syntactic salt[edit] Syntactic saccharin[edit] References[edit]

PythonBooks - Learn Python the easy way ! Features & Physics Envy I use the above graph to pick what features to add or improve based on how many customers use them, and how often. This leads to curious but clever decisions. For example if a hotel booking website has to choose between a minor improvement to the date picker, or a significant improvement to the print stylesheet, then the minor improvement is always a better choice. All features were not created equal, hence the diagram. In addition, just because a feature took months, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be useful. We suffer from Physics Envy Physics envy is a term that can be used to describe the desire of designers, developers, and project managers to enforce laws on a system that simply doesn’t obey them. Rather than try stare enviously at those who don’t work with such irrationality, let’s see how we can use this to our benefit. Anything in the lower right corner is special. When to Use Quick Wins Customers won’t value all the development you do on a project. The Nature of Code KidsRuby Teaches Your Children How to Program You’ve got to start them young, right? With kids picking up on how to use a computer faster than ever before, why not teach them how to program too? Kids Ruby is a piece of software and set of tutorials that teaches kids the art of development, with Ruby as its programming language of choice. The software is available for Mac or PC, or if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can install the KidsRuby OS, which is built on Ubuntu. Teach your kids how to program The KidsRuby site speaks about programming in a way that kids can understand. When we say “hack your homework” we mean “learn how to write a computer program to help you with your homework”. How adorable is that? With the KidsRuby editor and curriculum, children can jump right in and start creating simple programs in Ruby: With all of the code for KidRuby sitting on GitHub, people are starting to collaborate on it and make more curriculums for your budding rock star developer. ➤ KidsRuby

C Tutorial for Beginners - Learn C Programming Online The fastest, easiest way to learn to program C on a Mac or Windows. This course will teach you to program the C language from the ground up. You will learn everything from the very fundamentals of programming right through to the complexities of pointers, addresses and File IO. Maybe you’ve tried to master C before but failed. Or maybe you are new to C or new to programming. C is one of the most important of all programming languages. What you will learn: The fundamentals of programming – from the ground upHow to program on a Mac or on WindowsThe nitty-gritty details of the C languageAdvanced topics such as memory allocation, the stack and heap, and binary file IO Who should take the course Beginners – if you’ve never coded before, you can learn C step by stepProgrammers switching to C from some other language such as Java, Ruby or PythonCross-platform developers – there are C compilers for all major operating systemsAnyone who needs to program C++ or Objective-C.

Top 10 Programming Languages to Learn in 2014 Updated on May 5, 2014 Having spent more than 5 years in software development and the computer programming arena, one of the most common questions I am asked is: This is a question that is asked by beginners, as well as experts. As with many important questions, the answer is not simple. Technology evolves in matter of weeks and by the time you become expert in a particular software technology, it can already be considered obsolete. In addition to that, another interesting aspect of programming that I noticed is that not only programmers and software engineers are interested in learning new programming languages, but people from totally different walks of life are also into it. Now back to the top 10. 1. I vividly remember that the first programming language course that I had in my university was of C language. A bit of history: C language was developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1972, at Bell labs. 2. Though C language was performing extremely well, it lacked object orientation. 3. 5. 7. 8.