No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.
Also In The December 2013 Issue
They talk about how they started and run iDTech summer camps together and how parents can evaluate tech summer camps.
Here are a few places where you can recycle your old electronics safely.
What are the differences between high level languages and machine languages? And how do these differences impact coding?
Learn how a humanities PhD became a software programmer who builds online communities for universities, as well as Lead Developer for BuddyPress and helping to create WordPress plugins like Anthologize and Participad.
A few great ideas on how to make New Year's resolution you might actually keep, and have fun doing so. Whether you like structure or hate it, here are a few approaches and a number of resources to help.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of November 2013.
How many measures of grain can one camel eat while delivering grain, before the camel runs out of grain to deliver? A fun math problem at least 1,000 years old.
Online research skills are critical for software programmers. It's how you learn any language, by searching for error messages and looking up reference material.
Almost all programming languages include the ability to add comments and other notes in your code. Here's how several languages work with comments.
In the same way your bedroom may be impossible to enter if you let dirty clothes pile up, computers can crash and refuse to operate if their memory is stuffed with unused data.
The Linux directory structure looks confusing compared to Windows. Here are the names and purpose of each directory.
Go is an open source programming environment that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.
Localhost is available on most computers, usually to display web pages. It's also useful to use to learn coding on your computer.
With this issue, you will find some articles require subscription. Here's an explanation and how you can help add writers and voices to future issues of this magazine.
Links from the bottom of all the December 2013/January 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.