Why Johnny Can’t Code

The most-excellent SF author David Brin has an article on Salon called “Why Johnny Can’t Code” (you have to sit through a commercial to gain access). In it, he laments the approachability of dear-old “line oriented” BASIC, by which, I think he means that era of BASIC when every line began with a numeric label: […]

Review: Dragon Book, 2nd Edition

<a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321486811/thinkinginnet-20″” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Compilers: Principles, Techniques, & Tools 2nd Ed. by Aho, Lam, Sethi, & Ullman is the perfect book for two niches: people writing C compilers for embedded processors and CS students running the gantlet of compiler courses. I don’t want to say that those niches don’t exist and that for people in […]