(…)the basic idea is to create a 3 minute video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. We already know some things from previous research (and if you know of any interesting statistics, please list them along with the source). Others we will need to find out by doing a class survey. Please add whatever you want to know or present.
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I found Ruby in a talk with one of my friends. We were talking about how a problem that can be solved in Haskell in one line of code, could take hundreds to do so in Java or C#. It was obvious that, for some specific problems, Haskell was simpler and adequate.
Want a sample? Code permutation with n levels in C.
perms xs 0 = []
perms xs n = [ p : ps | p <- xs, ps <- perms xs (n - 1)]
And like this he introduced me to Ruby on Rails. I was very thrilled to see a language that is dynamic, object oriented and adequate for web developing. I immediately thought about learning it, I just love learning new languages.
Today I checking my feeds and found a post about seven reasons to switch back to PHP (from Ruby).
It seems Ruby is like Haskell: the code looks greats and promises a lot, but it still doesn’t get where imperative languages do. (I’m still going to learn it, I just can’t resist it)
If you know such programming language leave it as a comment.