Graduates to be offered £20,000 to train as computer science teachers The education secretary, Michael Gove, said in January that information and communications technology teaching must be radically revamped to prepare pupils for the future. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Graduates are to be offered £20,000 scholarships to train as computer science teachers in an initiative launched by the government and backed by companies including Microsoft and Facebook.
10 Object Oriented Design principles Java programmer should know (guest post) This article was originally posted by Javin Paul at Javarevisited. Object Oriented Design Principles are core of OOPS programming but I have seen most of Java programmer chasing design patterns like Singleton pattern, Decorator pattern or Observer pattern but not putting enough attention on Object oriented analysis and design or following these design principles. I have regularly seen Java programmers and developers of various experience level who either doesn’t heard about these OOPS and SOLID design principle or simply doesn’t know what benefits a particular design principle offers or how to use these design principle in coding. Bottom line is always strive for highly cohesive and loosely couple solution, code or design and looking open source code from Apache and Sun are good examples of Java design principles or how design principles should be used in Java coding. Object oriented design principle 1 – DRY (Don’t repeat yourself) Always favour composition over inheritance if possible.
Web Style Sheets A CSS file can be created and edited “by hand,” i.e., with a text editor, but you can also write a program in ECMAscript, Java or some other language, that manipulates a style sheet. This is in fact so common, that there are software libraries of useful functions available. To help in porting such program & libraries to different computer platforms, W3C has developed a specification called CSS-DOM, that defines a set of functions that all such libraries must provide. The CSS Document Object Model is an API (Abstract Programming Interface) for manipulating CSS (and to a certain extent also other style languages) from within a program. An API is the specification of a software library. You can see it as a manual: it describes the functions and their parameters, but doesn't contain the actual code.
Raptors in the City: Engage Students in Live Science Online Raptors in the City – Technology Connects Kids with Nature by Deborah Mathies What’s the fastest creature on earth? The (Apparently) Irrelevant Question Truth rarely appears where we might look logically. The creation of new knowledge almost always requires some wandering off course. The more we cling to coastline, the less apt we are to find the New World. As Melville so dramatically pointed out in Moby Dick, the search for truth requires the courage to venture out and away from the familiar and the known.
HTML 5 <link> Tag The HTML <link> tag is used for defining a link to an external document. It is placed in in the <head> section of the document. The <link> tag is commonly used for linking to an external style sheet. 8 Videos That Prove Math Is Awesome Believe it or not, math is really an art. While the subject can seem far from it when you’re caught in the doldrums of class, there’s a lot about math that’s just as creative as a Jackson Pollock and elegant as a rendition of Swan Lake. But some of us still run from those dreaded numbers, swearing up and down that it’s too complex, too rigid and just plain not fun. Still unconvinced?
How These Amazing, Kid-Friendly Languages Are Hooking Tomorrow's Programmers SmartBrief Exclusive Preview Page 3 of 3 How These Amazing, Kid-Friendly Languages Are Hooking Tomorrow's Programmers "These students do not know how to connect the subject areas with each other. I try to do that in this class. I make it a relationship," Boyd says. 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull.