Archive for April 1st, 2012


“Computer Science for the Rest of Us”

April 1st, 2012
Colleges are taking widely different paths to teaching general concepts underlying computer programming language. Tom Cortina offers a course in "Principles of Computation" at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh [image courtesy Jeff Swensen for The New York Times].

An article in today's New York Times that's making the rounds -- written by Randall Stross, an author and professor of business at San Jose State University: READING, writing and -- refactoring code?   Many professors of computer science say college graduates in every major should understand software fundamentals. They don't argue that everyone needs to be a skilled programmer. Rather, ...