[ubuntu-us-in] Time for a change

Robert Freeman-Day presgas at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 13:27:28 GMT 2007

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I believe their non-major programming course is now taught in python,


there is also a Grad level non-major class.


Dave Cooley wrote:
> I'm not a programmer by trade, I'm a sysadmin; that's just a disclosure, 
> in case it colors my suggestions.  I do, however, work with several 
> programmers (who are my users).
> I suggest Python.  It's what we mostly use at our software house.  I can 
> actually understand the programmers' code, which is nice.  It's also a 
> no-brainer when I need to move websites and/or applications between 
> Windows and Linux (yeah, I use Ubuntu in our racks) servers.  We use 
> python because we can produce working (mostly web-based) applications 
> much faster than our competitors can, whenever our clients ask for 
> custom applications (which is often).
> Also:
> I was speaking with an IU Comp. Sci. prof awhile back (don't remember 
> his name) who was telling me how much he loves python, but (so far) 
> hasn't been able to get the university to change to teaching their 
> first-year CS students python instead of java.
> Cooley
> Dave Cooley
> dcooley at kiva.net
> Daniel Dunn wrote:
>> In my busy schedule of work, being a father, being a husband, and
>> trying to let people know about Ubuntu, I have decided to learn a
>> programming language. I learned VB in highschool, and i have dabbled
>> with different languages since then, but not hing serious. I was
>> wondering from the "Experts" what language would be a good start? I
>> would love to give back to the Ubuntu community by helping to code and
>> debug projects. I had been thinking about C#, but any recommendations
>> would be helpful.
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