Comments on: Good Advice For Computer Science Students https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:25:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9-alpha-41547 By: Thierry Mlisho https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-116924 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:29:38 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-116924 I feel very excited with these advises and I'll apply them In my studies.

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By: JOHN DUNCAN https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-110078 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:30:14 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-110078 Why should a lecturer ask a person the process of Mail merging yet if you draw the process she doesnt give you any marks.

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By: Tony https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-67861 Tue, 04 Sep 2007 21:36:37 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-67861 The 100,000 lines of code is a misleading point. Any competent programmer can write thousands of lines of code, implementing the same sorting algorithms and binary trees over and over and over...

A cleaver line of Ruby or Perl or Python can easily outweight a block of generic Java, at least in terms of education and experience.

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By: Justin George https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-67791 Tue, 04 Sep 2007 08:02:49 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-67791 I love the 'write a program that sorts...' one.

(arrayname).sort does the trick. I love Ruby.

Javascript is almost that simple: (arrayname).sort( function(a,b){ return a - b; })

Why must people ask these things at interviews?

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By: Vineet Kumar https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-67739 Mon, 03 Sep 2007 23:23:54 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-67739 I wouldn't call the python challenge a perfect fit for a 4th year CS undergrad. I've played through the challenge, and while I think it's really cool, there are definitely some tasks that require bits of wisdom that are generally off-topic for CS classes. Without that wisdom, which only comes through experience, I think the python challenge would prove frustrating.

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By: Advice for students « figuring out computer science https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53857 Sat, 26 May 2007 09:55:04 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53857 [...] 26th, 2007 Via Planet Ubuntu i read Aaron Toponces Good Advice For Computer Science Students. Read his article! For reference here is the short version of the [...]

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By: phoenyx https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53815 Fri, 25 May 2007 23:50:58 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53815 I never have liked using lines of code as a metric (especially without context). It implies that languages that require more lines of code to do something are somehow better.

I'd like to point out that there is probably a "quiz" or "challenge" for the language of your choice.

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By: dabaR https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53787 Fri, 25 May 2007 17:03:32 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53787 Hey, Aaron!

What concrete examples of putting the 7 points of advice in action can you give from your experience?

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By: Roshan Shariff https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53680 Thu, 24 May 2007 20:43:27 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53680 If you want to solve programming problems with a mathematical bent, Project Euler isn't a bad place to start.

Another book you might want to read if your experience with programming is limited to C/C++/Java etc. is Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. The entire book is available online and I highly recommend the accompanying lectures (Google for the videos) to gain a different perspective on what computer programming is about.

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By: mr blorb https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53668 Thu, 24 May 2007 18:25:30 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53668 8. Instead of learning how to be a replaceable code monkey, learn something real. In example quality processes, specification process, (contract) law, project management, ..

Almost anything goes here besides coding, and you will not be human waste anymore. Try for instance going to some arts classes and do some finger painting with oil paint.

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By: anonim https://pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53661 Thu, 24 May 2007 16:45:35 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/24/good-advice-for-computer-science-students/#comment-53661 Hi

Any book (or any other) recommendation for point númber 4? I've already finished my cs studies and I was working (until now) in a "bad" job. I had a lot of maths during my university and somehow I feel I've already lost a lot of that knowledge.

For a start i've switched job...

Great post.

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