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Tom Bodine commented on Douglas Ching's blog post 10 of My Debugging Tricks
""Keep your users in mind. " This is probably the most important thing to remember. It is always helpful to find some one who is unfamiliar with the code, to try out the application you are working on. The less technically savvy the better.…"
Jan 16
Douglas Ching commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"@Wayne, Code Combat is great.  It seems to be pretty compelling since you have the goal of defeating monsters, leveling up and equipping your character with gear.  "
Jan 8
Wayne Karo commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"http://codecombat.com/ is another good way to learn to code after your kid has some mastery of scratch."
Jan 7
Mika Leuck commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"@Joseph - They should require it for the next one :-)"
Jan 5
Joseph Lui commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"It's good after over a decade of me advocating code literacy to peers to get some validation from the President. http://www.wired.com/2014/12/obama-becomes-first-president-write-computer-program/"
Jan 5
Daniel Leuck commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"@Douglas - I remember those! Your post brought back a very old memory of what was actually my first programming experience. I've always said it was my calculator and later a TRS 80, but it was actually a Big Trak back in (I think) 1980. I…"
Jan 5
Douglas Ching commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"@Scott, thanks for those links.  Those are great sites.  The Blockly site reminds me of Google's nice Santa Tracker this year. https://santatracker.google.com. It has some games involving command blocks. @Daniel, thanks for that…"
Jan 5
Daniel Leuck commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Programming for Kids
"I look forward to getting my little guys started with one of these! Another entry: iRobot. I think connecting programming to the physical world with robots is a good way to spark an interest in young kids. "
Jan 5

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Software Developer, Web Developer
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
ASP, C#, Python, Ruby, SQL

Douglas Ching's Blog

Programming for Kids

One thing I noticed in 2014 was an overall push to “learn to code”. Today computers are everywhere and we are only getting more reliant on them every day. It makes sense that more people and kids in particular are being exposed to programming. Here are some resources that I have found very easy to set up if you want to teach your kids about programming. Since I mainly use Windows this will be mainly a Windows centric post.  Also because this is a list of resources for kids I am…

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Posted on January 4, 2015 at 1:05pm — 8 Comments

10 of My Debugging Tricks

Being able to solve problems and fix bugs is probably high on the list of things that make a programmer a good programmer.   These days programming is assisted with many tools and techniques.  Stepping through code using advanced IDEs and debuggers find many issues before they become issues.  Intellisense, code completion and syntax highlighting also reduce bugs before they can become bugs.  Exception handling and error logging help a lot when issues occur in programs.  Testing…

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Posted on November 9, 2014 at 12:06am — 4 Comments

ASP.NET vNext - Some of the Things I Look Forward To

I like to try to keep up with new technologies.  Being a developer who has used Microsoft development tools all my career I’m always interested in seeing what is coming next.  Recently Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext and it seems to be their most ambitious version of ASP.NET yet.

 

Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to in ASP.NET vNext

 

Build Not…

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Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Observing Tech in Japan

Recently I visited Japan.  The last time I visited was in 2010.  Japan has always been known for it’s electronics and technology so I was looking forward to seeing how it’s changed in four years and how it differs from the U.S.  These are just my personal observations so they may not be indicative of actual trends or market share figures.

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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Windows App Studio Review

Create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 without coding.

The biggest issue facing Windows and Windows Phone is the relative scarcity of apps compared to Android and iOS.  Microsoft faces an uphill battle in attempting to sway companies and mobile developers into building apps for Windows Phone.  

One of the offerings created to help close this gap is called App Studio.  App Studio was first released last…

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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

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At 10:39am on December 31, 2008, Bill said…
Hey Douglas. What do you do with Ruby?
At 9:26pm on December 30, 2008, Greg Hester said…
Aloha Douglas! Good to see you on TechHui. Also, thanks for joining the Eclipse user's group.
At 8:33pm on December 30, 2008, Nikolas Yem said…
Aloha Douglas! Welcome to the Tech Hui! The Rat Chicken is here to help! Just ask! :)
At 5:57pm on December 30, 2008, Mika Leuck said…
Welcome Douglas! You have an interesting combination of language skills.

The FAQ is a good place to learn about the site. You may want to join some of the interest groups such as .NET and Ruby Developers.

We hope you find TechHui useful and invite others. Happy Holidays!
 
 
 

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