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Teaching Java Fail

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I tried to help somebody who had never programmed before with his Java homework. It opened my eyes to what seems to be Java’s failings as a first language for non-programmers.

Ithink the problem is that the best way to introduce programming seems to be little script-y things and then build up to packages and classes. Java does not really enable that. Here are some examples.

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2011 November 16 at 11:57 pm

Posted in Nerding out

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Mac and Cheese with Kielbasa

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Just a recipe listing:

I used Alton Brown’s Baked Mac and Cheese recipe and just added in the kielbasa prior to the oven step. The kielbasa was pan fried in olive oil and then simmered in Yuengling until the beer was reduced to a small bit of sauce.

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2011 November 7 at 1:03 am

Posted in Thoughts

Alton Brown’s Bacon

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2011 November 6 at 4:55 pm

Posted in Cooking

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