Monthly Archives: November 2012

Knowing the Top Contributors to Computer Science…

I wrote about “Who are the Role Models of Computer Science & IT Students?” some time ago. I also stated why it is important for learners to know the top contributors in computer science. A good starting point is to … Continue reading

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Reading the Examination Papers of Certain Universities may be Injurious to my Health!

I have collected quite a few of the examination question papers of different courses of CS and IT conducted by some universities in India. I have read these question papers with emotions as varied as amusement, hilarity, sadness, admiration, anger … Continue reading

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How Does One Write Programs that Display or Print Themselves?

On 3rd November 2012, I wrote on “Should Interviewers for Entry Level Programming Positions be “Trained” in Interviewing?”  While the posting was about interviews, interviewers and out-of-the-ordinary questions, what appeared to have attracted the attention of student readers is the … Continue reading

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Would Learn by Doing be Effective at College?

In one of my postings, I emphasized the role of Learn by Doing in the process of learning computer programming (). Some teachers agreed that learn by doing is good, but it would be ineffective at colleges in India. Let … Continue reading

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Who are the Role Models of Computer Science & IT Students?

Computer Science & IT are hardly “traditional” disciplines of study. They are only about six decades old. In contrast, mathematics, physics, and chemistry and some of the disciplines like mechanical engineering & civil engineering are a lot older. Computer Science … Continue reading

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Should Interviewers for Entry Level Programming Positions be “Trained” in Interviewing?

I know that I am going to raise the hackles of quite of few professionals in the IT industry. Would it help, if at the outset, I affirm that what I state here is without malice? I hope so… Some … Continue reading

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