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Joel Spolsky views on CS educationAs CS ed. is being debated, Joel Spolsky is out with a new article warning about the perils of an allJava training. Tasy pieces: The recruiterswhousegrep, by the way, are ridiculed here, and for good reason. I have never met anyone who can do Scheme, Haskell, and C pointers who can't pick up Java in two days, and create better Java code than people with five years of experience in Java, but try explaining that to the average HR drone. CS is proofs (recursion), algorithms (recursion), languages (lambda calculus), operating systems (pointers), compilers (lambda calculus)  and so the bottom line is that a JavaSchool that won't teach C and won't teach Scheme is not really teaching computer science, either. By Andrei Formiga at 20051229 20:52  LtU Forum  previous forum topic  next forum topic  other blogs  13357 reads

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