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By Chris Douce

Some time ago, I heard of a new programming language called Go (which has apparently been developed by Google, as described in an article on the same subject). I have to confess I don't know much about it, but it appears to be dynamically typed and have a C like syntax.

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Chris Douce and Roman Bednarik

Somehow I don't think this song, Let's sing about recursion, will feature highly on the iTunes download charts, but I have to commend the idea of using a multimodal approach to the teaching of a difficult subject.

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PPIG Bloggers

The issue of blogs comes up from time to time. Perhaps you have a blog? Perhaps you would like others to know? (or perhaps you don't?) If you do, then please drop us a line. PPIGers might then be tempted to leave a comment... Which makes me wonder: perhaps it might be possible to aggregate member blogs on the PPIG site? This is a technical challenge for someone other than myself. If you are interested in taking up this challenge, please feel free to send me a note, and I'll happily tell you how to contact our illustrious web master, Lindsay Marshall.

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by Chris Douce

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by Chris Douce

This edition of loosely collected links relating to the discipline of programming is truly eclectic. Here we begin with a link back to last years newsletter book review ofDreaming in Code , with an interview with Scott Rosenberg.

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by Chris Douce

Psychology of Security

Security is a topic that has been considered from time to time within PPIG (see Jitan's work-in-progress review). Bruce Schneier addresses elements of the psychology of security at a recent conference (RSA 07).

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Light Tones and Connected Links

By Chris Douce

Vi, BlueJ or Visual Studio?

One of the recurring questions in computer science education is whether students should be taught to program using an IDE, and if so, should they use an 'eduational' IDE such as BlueJ, or one that prepares them for the world of work, such as Eclipse or Visual Studio?

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Doddery Fodder: Better late than never

by Frank Wales

I'm sorry I couldn't write sooner, but I've been too busy trying to Get things Done to get anything done.

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by Chris Douce

Patents

The issue of software patents continue to feature in the media. Recently the EU software patent directive has been defeated. I have found two interesting articles by Richard Stallman on this topic, both of which have been published in the Guardian, a popular UK newspaper.

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Curiosity Corner

By Chris Douce

The following essays by Jack W. Reeves offer three perspectives on the notion that that programming is fundamentally a design activity and that the only final and true representation of the design is the source code itself:

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