Sunday, September 24, 2017

NYTimes article takes on the issue of older people learning to code in "newer" OOP languages


“To Old to Code: That Does Not Compute”, an article in “retiring” I the New York Times by Vivian Marino, on p. 5 of the Sunday Business of the New York Times, Sept. 24, 2017.  The by line is “You don’t have to be young to master skills such as web design or programming.”

There is information on Khan Academy courses as well as “boot camps”.  I wonder if there is such a thing for music composition software like Sibelius.
  
I found the transition from “mainframe” (COBOL, JCL) to “client-server” back in 2000 difficult. But one problem is you have to build an application from bottom up and support it yourself to become good at things. That's especially true of object-oriented programming.

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