CS is not for me
Eugene Wallingford: Of course, using a powerful, fun language in CS1 creates a new set of problems for us. A while back, a CS educator on the SIGCSE mailing list pointed out one: Starting in Python postpones the discovery that “CS is not for me”. After years of languages such as C++, Java, and Ada in CS1, which hastened the exit of many a potential CS major,...
I wrote: All said, I think webapps + Carrier billing are the most credible upcoming threat to the App Store so far. Peter-Paul Koch agrees and fills in details: One of the major changes 2011 is going to bring is the start of operator billing on the web. It will provide a user-friendly way of making mobile (and web) payments without those silly credit cards that are preventing the...