Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Another Quote from Mark Guzdial

From “Proving and Improving Teaching Programming Languages”: SIGPLAN Education Board has produced a report "Why undergraduates should learn the principles ...
June 24, 2010

A Quote from Marian Petre

From Marian Petre’s recent paper “Mental imagery and software visualization in high-performance software development teams”: ...even in debugging and compreh...
June 24, 2010

The Jolts Are Back

The Jolt Awards for best software (and book) are back: this page on the Doctor Dobb’s Journal site has the schedule and categories. It’s a shame that neithe...
June 22, 2010

Cross-Country Undergrad Projects This Fall

In 2009-2010, almost 90 students from over a dozen universities across the country earned a course credit by working in teams on a variety of open source pro...
June 22, 2010