In Praise of VB As A RAD
With the Visual Basic line now 25 years old and growing it seems time to consider what it is all about. Why bother with a language like VB when there are so many better alternatives? The answer is RAD and a more human approach to syntax.
Remote C/C++ Development With NetBeans
NetBeans is a great IDE for working with C/C++ and it supports remote build hosts, which is a good way to work. The only problem is that getting it all set up is more difficult than it needs to be. Find out how it works and how to get started.
Introducing Java - Swing Objects
In the second part of our beginner's guide to Modern Java we find out more about objects by exploring the Swing framework with a simple hands-on example.
The BBC Micro:bit Which Language?
Sue Gee & Mike James
The micro:bit is supposed to be a breakthrough educational tool that will introduce physical computing to the masses, starting with 11- to 12-year olds. However, even physical computing needs code and this raises the question of which language to use.
Android Adventures - Activity And UI
So you know how to create an Android app, but do you really know how it works? In this second part of our ebook on getting started with Android using Android Studio 2 we look at how to create a UI and how to hook it up to the code in the Activity.