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In Praise of Scripting: Real Programming Pragmatism
July 2008 (vol. 41 no. 7)
pp. 22-26
Ronald P. Loui, Washington University in St. Louis
The author recommends that scripting, not Java, be taught first, asserting that students should learn to love their own possibilities before they learn to loathe other people's restrictions.

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Index Terms:
scripting, programming languages, computing curricula, software engineering
Ronald P. Loui, "In Praise of Scripting: Real Programming Pragmatism," Computer, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 22-26, July 2008, doi:10.1109/MC.2008.228
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