I Programmer
A blog on everything programmer.

Spreadsheets Are Special
Written by Janet Swift   
Thursday, 17 September 2020

Don't dismiss the spreadsheet. It not only brought programming to the masses, but was an early entry into rapid application development, functional programming and an easy and natural approach to parallel programming, reactive programming and cellular automata.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020
Does Math Help Programming Or Programming Help Math?
Written by Mike James   
Thursday, 05 March 2020

There is currently a small debate going on about the relationship between programming and math. Not "do you need math" to be a programmer but "does teaching programming help math or vice versa"?

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2020
Scientists, Data Scientists And Significance
Written by Mike James   
Monday, 15 April 2019

In a recent special issue of The American Statistician, scientists are urged to stop using the term "statistically significant". So what should we be using? Is this just ignorance triumphing over good practice?

Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019
Is This What It Now Means To Build A Computer?
Written by Harry Fairhead   
Thursday, 11 April 2019

When I was young, building a computer was taken to mean soldering chips into place and low-level debugging. Now it seems to mean putting a prebuilt computer into a box. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2019
How To Successfully Teach Computing Disciplines To The Uninitiated
Written by Nikos Vaggalis   
Monday, 18 February 2019

How can you turn a student with little background in computation into a competent programming computer user? Could the solution be R and data science.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2019

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