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by wr1472
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Using Node.js as an educational language?
Replies: 13
Views: 4466

Re: Using Node.js as an educational language?

<t><br/> As an example, a LAN-wide peer-to-peer instant messaging console app (the best of the group's efforts tested to destruction…competitive programming!) is probably less than 50 lines in Node.js.<br/> <br/> <br/> Think more like 10-15 lines. This I think is the beauty of using this, very quick...
by wr1472
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 239915

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>As the R-Pi only costs $35 I think it goes against the philosophy somewhat to look to hook up an expensive display (cost and power consumption) and a conventional mouse / keyboard that will cost almost as much the R-Pi.<br/> <br/> I'm wondering how feasible it would be to interact with it in othe...
by wr1472
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Using Node.js as an educational language?
Replies: 13
Views: 4466

Re: Using Node.js as an educational language?

<t>What do people think of using Node.js on R-Pi to teach kids how to build software?<br/> <br/> <br/> It's easy to install and get running<br/> No fancy editor required<br/> Has a REPL<br/> Javascript is easy to learn (little syntactic sugar) and can be quite powerful<br/> Node's event-based callba...
by wr1472
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Domain Specific Languages - Tiny Languages
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

Re: Domain Specific Languages - Tiny Languages

<t>DSL's are a really interesting concept. I have written an internal DSL in Ruby before, which allowed me to get into the domain problem itself very quickly, without having to worry about the mechanics of how to lex, parse, etc.<br/> <br/> In terms of language Ruby, Lisp, Scheme are all very good c...

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