Learn Programming in 1 Day

Petrides, M.D. Marian mpetrides at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 15 12:17:47 EDT 2008


Enough.  This is advertising, guys.  Like a headline, it is meant to  
catch your eye and get you to read on.  There's nothing sinister (or  
insulting) at all about it.  And, in fact, it did exactly what it was  
designed to do, at least in my case.

Do you guys get this hot and bothered about books that tell you you  
will learn to program in C in 24 hours (Sam's guides, if memory  
serves)?  Of course not.

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On Mar 15, 2008, at 11:14 AM, jbv wrote:

>
>
> Richmond,
>
> sorry to be so abrasive, but IMHO none of these titles makes
> any sense...
> The 1st one has been already discussed. As for the 2nd one,
> what exactly is a "functioning Program" ?
>    put 1 + 1 into a
> is a functionning program, as well as
>    echo "hello world";
> and both can be built in a large number of languages in less
> than a minute...
>
> Furthermore, I don't think this topic has anything to do with
> semantics, but rather with the ergonomics of coding...
>
> Therefore, I'd prefer "Learn how to produce a functionning
> piece of software that will boost your (or your client's )productivity
> and that isn't already available as freeware, shareware or commercial
> app in 1 day"...
>
> Or, as suggested in earlier posts, much better :
>
>    "Learn how to code as you think in 1 day"
>    "Kill your fear of programming in 1 day"
>
> Best,
> JB
>
>> Semantics time:
>>
>> There is a huge difference between "Learn Programming
>> in 1 Day"
>>
>> and "Learn How to Produce Functioning Programs in 1
>> Day".
>>
>> The first title, which ever way you cut it, is fairly
>> nonsensical;
>>
>> HOWEVER, the second makes perfect sense with regard to
>> Runtime Revolution.
>>
>> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.
>>
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