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How to Pick the Right Programming Language

How to Pick the Right Programming 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. That is actually one of the most critical pieces of getting a project right. 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: Java and C#

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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. There are many factors that should be taken into account while deciding a programming language to learn. Technology evolves in matter of weeks and by the time you become expert in a particular software technology, it can already be considered obsolete.

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Girls Who Code joins forces with Twitter, Google, eBay It's no secret that there's a lack of women in the tech industry. But the former deputy public advocate of New York City, Reshma Saujani, wants to do something about it. Saujani launched a new initiative called Girls Who Code this month backed by tech heavyweights Twitter, eBay, Google, and General Electric. The program aims to encourage high school girls to study computer science and engineering. "Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry's top female developers and entrepreneurs," the Girls Who Code Web site reads.

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Understanding Python Decorators in 12 Easy Steps! We Recommend These Resources Ok, perhaps I jest. As a Python instructor decorators are a topic I find students consistently struggle with upon first exposure. That’s because decorators are hard to understand! Getting decorators requires understanding several functional programming concepts as well as feeling comfortable with some unique features of Python’s function definition and function calling syntax.

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it. Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills. A focus on STEM is not enough: Code.org also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science. It is imperative that savvy schools begin to focus some STEM resources on computer science and programming.

Code & Conquer Most Important: Have Fun. And earn some badges. See how your strategy works out in different scenarios, challenge other players, receive points, earn badges and climb your way to the top of the leaderboard. Boost your coding skills. ding for kids is as easy as Pi In an effort to make school-based ICT more than a matter of "MS Word, clip art and web research" a central London primary school held a creative activity day at which 240 children aged five to 11 learnt to write computer code. On 28 September, in one of over 20 different creative activities, Pupils at Paddington's St Saviour's Primary School were provided with 30 Rasberry Pi's and Lego WeDo crocodiles, temporarily transforming their story corner into a programming corner. Using MIT's Scratch programming language, the pupils were first taught how to make "Scratch the Cat" move around their computer screens with simple coding commands. Then, with their newfound skills, they were able to program a motion sensing Lego WeDo crocodile to bite down on their finger when placed in the croc's mouth. Co-founder and project director of the day's activities -- the adorably titled "Little House of Fairy Tales" -- was Nick Corston, whose own sons attend the school.

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