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Issue No.07 - July (2008 vol.41)
pp: 22-26
Ronald P. Loui , Washington University in St. Louis
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
scripting, programming languages, computing curricula, software engineering
CITATION
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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3. P. Graham, Hackers and Painters, O'Reilly, 2004.
4. R.P. Loui, "Why Gawk for AI?" SIGPLAN Notices, vol. 31, no. 8, 1996, pp. 8–9.
5. S. Levinson, Pragmatics, Cambridge University Press, 1983.
6. L. Prechelt, "An Empirical Comparison of Seven Programming Languages," Computer, vol. 33, no. 10, 2000, pp. 23–29.
7. M.L. Scott, Programming Language Pragmatics, Morgan Kaufmann, 2000.
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